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The Middle East Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars arranged a series of meetings on June 25 and 26, 2001, to assess the June 9 presidential elections in Iran. A number of Iranian specialists from Iran and the U.S. took part in the sessions. This publication brings together the papers presented at these meetings. Edited by Haleh Esfandiari and Andrea Bertone.

Foreword, by Haleh Esfandiari

JUNE 25, 2001
Moderator, Shaul Bakhash

  • The Conservatives’ Perspective on and Management of Iran’s Politics, by Alireza Farahmand

JUNE 26, 2001
Panel One
Moderator, Elaine Sciolino

  • The Eighth Presidential Election: Another Election Without A Choice? by Morad Saghafi
  • The Women and Youth Movements during the Eighth Round of Presidential Elections in Iran, by Sussan Tahmasebi

Panel Two
Moderator,William G. Miller

  • A Comparativist’s View of Political Liberalization in Iran, by Daniel Brumberg
  • Prospects for the Iranian Economy in the New Presidential Term, by Bijan Khajepour
  • Iran-U.S. Relations: The Elections are Over, Now What? by Afshin Molavi

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