October 3rd, 2018 – Dr. Pouya Alimagham is a historian of the modern Middle East. He specializes on Iran, Iraq, and the Levant in the 20th century, focusing on such themes as revolutionary and guerrilla movements, imperialism, Political Islam, and post-Islamism.
His first published article,“The Iranian Legacy in the 2011 Egyptian Revolution: Military Endurance and US Foreign Policy Priorities”—written two years before the 2013 coup in Egypt—outlined how the Iranian Revolution served as a precedent for both Egypt’s military brass and the US foreign policy establishment, and how it informed the decision to avoid a military crackdown in order to safeguard cohesion and prevent a political vacuum.
In this October 2018 event, Dr. Alimagham addressed topics related to resistance movements within Iran both after the Revolution and during. He also touched on Iranian State Ideology and the popular protests that spread across the region in 2009.