Clerical Developments and Politics in the Howzehs of Iraq and Iran
17/09/2020 2:00pm

In this webinar, part of MENA Programme Online Events Series, panelists will explore the religious and political dynamics, and assess the economic and political power of these institutions. Speakers will also discuss how the respective Iraqi and Iranian seminaries will be impacted by the politics of religious succession.

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Marsin Alshamary, Incoming Post-doctoral Fellow, Brookings

Abbas Kadhim, Director, Iraq Initiative and Resident Senior Fellow, Middle East Programs, Atlantic Council

Mehdi Khalaji, Libitzky Family Fellow, The Washington Institute

Moderator: Sanam Vakil, Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House

United Kingdom



Online - Zoom Webinar


Chatham House