Iranian Unrest: How Will it End?

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Expert Commentary Available from Dr. Haroon Akram-Lodhi, Trent University

Thursday, June 18, 2009, Peterborough

Was the Iranian election fraudulent? Is it difficult to foresee how the political situation in Iran will resolve itself?

Media outlets are advised that Dr. Haroon Akram-Lodhi, professor of International Development Studies at Trent University and chair designate of Trent’s International Development Studies Department is available for expert commentary on the growing unrest following Iran’s 2009 elections.

Haroon Akram-Lodhi is Professor of International Development Studies and Chair-Designate of the Department of International Development Studies at Trent University, Peterborough, Canada. Trained as an economist, his principal research interests are in agrarian political economy, gender relations and rural change in contemporary poor countries. This is reflected in the teaching he does, on global human inequality, on the place of the peasantry in the world food system, and on gender and economic policy. He has lived, taught, and conducted research in numerous countries, published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, and has undertaken advisory services for a wide variety of multilateral, bilateral and non-governmental international development organizations.

Haroon Akram-Lodhi's most recent book is Peasants and Globalization: Political Economy, Rural Transformation and the Agrarian Question. He is Co-Chair of the Editorial Board of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies and a member of the International Advisory Board of the Journal of Peasant Studies. His most recent advisory work was as a member of the United Nations Development Programme's Expert Group on Unpaid Work, Economic Development and Human Well-Being.

To arrange for an interview with Professor Akram-Lodhi, please call him directly at (705) 748-1011 ext. 7290 or Marilyn Burns, director of Marketing & Communications (705) 748-1011 ext. 6184