Chrome360 launches with Iran podcast series…

Welcome to ChromeRadio’s new monthly podcast series, Chrome360, where we partner with the experts to provide informed comment on a topic in the news.

We begin with a series on Iran, produced in collaboration with the Institute for the Study of War and Strategy at the University of St Andrews.  ‘L’Iran est de retour’, declared Le Monde earlier this summer in a special supplement on the country.  No longer the pariah of the international community since the nuclear deal of 2015, investors and tourists are on the rise, asserts the paper.

Briefing
Professor Ali Ansari, Director of the Institute for Iranian Studies,  explores the history, politics and culture of Iran, its relationship with the West, and how we should read Iran today.

 

In  Conversation
Professor Ali Ansari and Dr Jasmine Gani, Associate Director of the Centre for Syrian Studies, University of St Andrews, discuss Iran’s foreign policy and the Iran-Syria relationship.

 

A Sense of Place
Dr Saeed Talajooy, Lecturer in Middle Eastern Literary and Cultural Studies, University of St Andrews, explores the cultural legacy of three of Iran’s great capital cities – Hamadan, Isfahan, and Tehran.  

He is accompanied by Dr Parmis Mozafari, Research Fellow at the Institute of Iranian Studies, University of St Andrews, on santoor (dulcimer) and daf (frame drum).

 

Witness – NEW RELEASE
Ameneh Mehvar
, an international relations postgraduate at the University of St Andrews, talks about growing up during the Iran-Iraq War, studying abroad, and how the country has changed.  Today, Iranians want evolution, not revolution.

Hugo Corden-Lloyd, a post-graduate in Iranian studies at the University of St Andrews, talks about the time he spent in Tehran learning Persian, and how that has influenced the way he now sees Iran

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