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CIC Edmonton: A Growing Conflict? Iran-US Relations After the Killing of Qasem Soleimani
February 18, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm MST
About the event:
On 3 January 2020, Iran’s top military commander, General Qasem Soleimani, was killed by a US drone strike in Iraq. Iran has since vowed revenge and, among other escalations, indicated that it will no longer be bound by the 2015 nuclear accord.
What is the future of Iran-U.S. relations and what does it mean to the balance of power in the Middle East? Join the Canadian International Council in Edmonton to find out!
About the speaker:
Mojtaba Mahdavi is Professor of Political Science and the ECMC Chair in Islamic Studies at the University of Alberta. He is the author and editor of numerous works on post-Islamism, contemporary social movements and democratization in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), post-revolutionary Iran, and modern Islamic political thought.