The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona

Want to understand the escalating tensions with and within Iran? Curious about the context of the situation? Want a quick overview of the past several decades of U.S.-Iran relations? Michael Rohd, institute professor at Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, interviews Pardis Mahdavi, director of the School of Social Transformation.

Mahdavi has been working in and on Iran for the past two decades and brings a nuanced view of the context of the conflict we see unfolding since Washington ordered the assassination of General Qassem Suleimani on Jan. 2.