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About Farhang Jahanpour

Farhang Jahanpour, a British national of Iranian origins, is a former professor and dean of the Faculty of Languages at the University of Isfahan, and a part-time tutor in the Department of Continuing Education at the University of Oxford.

Articles by Farhang Jahanpour

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Iran’s unresolved conflict between reformers and fundamentalists

Either the Islamic Republic wishes to remain in its fundamentalist cocoon and alienate more educated, westward-looking young Iranians, as well as be regarded as a pariah by the international community, or it wishes to join the modern world

Iran: what happened, where now?

Tehran’s rulers have pushed back the protest-wave that followed the fraudulent election of June 2009. But the achievement of Iran’s opposition movement is already immense - and it now faces the regime with a fundamental choice, says Farhang Jahanpour.

Iran's stolen election, and what comes next

The social and political tumult in Iran following the disputed presidential election is intensifying. This post-election crisis makes it even more necessary to be clear about what happened around the vote, says Farhang Jahanpour

Cartoons, caricatures and civilisations

Muslim anger over the Danish cartoons of Mohammed signals a deep political problem – to which Islam has the solution in its rich heritage, says Farhang Jahanpour.
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