Please note that this event is off-the-record and not for attribution.

8:30am Coffee

9:00 – 11:00am
Panel I: Domestic Perspective

Chair: Haleh Esfandiari, Director, Middle East Program, Wilson Center.

The Iranian Street in the Post-Khatami Era
Karim Sadjadpour, Analyst, International Crisis Group, Tehran.

The Encounter of Parliament with the New President
Mohammad Takhshid, Faculty of Law and Political Science, University of Tehran.

An Analysis of the Election Results: Who Voted, Why, How, and Does it Matter?
Siamak Namazi, Public Policy Scholar, Wilson Center; Atieh Bahar Consulting, Tehran.

11:00 – 11:15am Break

11:15am – 1:15pm
Panel II: Foreign Policy Perspective

Chair: Judith Yaphe, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University.

What Does the Ninth Presidential Election Say about Iranian Politics
Farideh Farhi, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Regime Change in Tehran: Foreign Policy Direction in a Post-Khatami Presidency
Hadi Semati, Public Policy Scholar, Wilson Center; Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law and Political Science, Tehran University.