Transitions Forum

The Iran series examines the dynamics of political, social and economic issues in Iran today. Throughout 2016 a diverse group of experts and Iran followers will share their knowledge and exchange ideas at the Legatum Institute. Led by Legatum Fellow Sharan Tabari, the series will explore a range of contemporary questions—from the role of women in politics and rising minority voices to business and economic prospects and the influences of art and culture.

For enquiries about this series, please contact Alanna Putze.

Upcoming Events

  • Further events to be confirmed soon

 Past Events

  • Iran: How to Make Privatisation Work

    With Mehrdad Emadi, former economic adviser on privatisation in Eastern European countries, Thursday, 6 October 2016 [Details]
  • Is Iran Next? Ethnic Divisions, Religious Tension and the Possibility of Conflict

    With Touraj Atabaki, Senior Researcher, International Institute of Social History and Chair of the Social History of the Middle East and Central Asia, Leiden University, Thursday, 2 June 2016 [Details]
  • A Genuine Rapprochement? A Look at US Policy Towards Iran

    With Richard Nephew, Program Director for Economic Statecraft, Sanctions and Energy Markets at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University and former US negotiator on the Iran Sanctions, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 [Details]
  • After the Elections: What's Next for Iran?

    With Hossein Bastani, Sanam Vakil, Saeed Barzin and Hossein Rassam, Thursday, 10 March 2016 [Details]
  • Iranian Women and the Politics of Representation

    With Shahla Haeri, Tuesday, 9 February 2016 [Details]

In the News

  • No, Iran is Not ‘opening up’, by Anne Applebaum, Washington Post, 22 January 2016 [View]