COVID-19 in Iran: A Conversation on the Coronavirus Pandemic and Public Health in Iran

Please join the Iranian Studies Initiative (ISI) for a discussion on the COVID-19 pandemic and wider public health in Iran with Orkideh Behrouzan (University of London), Hormoz Ebrahimnejad (University of Southampton), and Maziyar Ghiabi (University of Exeter). These scholars will situate COVID-19 in the sociohistorical, political, medical, and cultural contexts in which the discipline of public health has emerged and has been interpreted and understood. They will also examine how public imagination and policy are shaped in relation to infectious diseases and what that can teach us about our experience of COVID-19 in present time Iran.

This discussion will take place on Thursday, October 1 at 12:30 pm eastern time. Please find the registration link here:


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