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Surveying Iran: The Future of Social Research After the Nuclear Thaw

Thursday, September 1, 2016, 9:00 am – Friday, September 2, 2016, 1:00 pm

Given the surprising 2013 victory of President Hassan Rouhani, the 2015 nuclear deal, and the centrist upset in the 2016 parliamentary elections, social research on Iran is arguably in need of reassessment and renovation. The Center for Global Communication Studies at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication, the University of California-Los Angeles' Center for Near Eastern Studies, and Central European University's School of Public Policy are pleased to announce the conference Surveying Iran: The Future of Social Research after the Nuclear Thaw. The conference features presentations on topics such as: in-depth analyses of previously under-studied institutions; innovative uses of existing and under-utilized data sets from official sources; the production of new data sets on Iran from surveys, data scraping, or other collection methods; and innovations in field methods in the Iranian context.

You can download the conference program here.

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