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    Are Women Iran's Secret Weapon?



    Are Women Iran's Secret Weapon?
    Chautauqua Institution - Chautauqua Amphitheater
    With a history that spans more than nine millennia, Iran is home to one of the world's oldest continuous civilizations, but one that still remains much of an enigma to the rest of the world. How does Iran differ from the other countries of the Middle East and how does its past inform its present and future states? This week will look back on the country formerly known as Persia, examine its emergence as present-day Iran, and postulate what might be next for one of the most important Islamic countries in the world.

    Chautauqua, according to the late, great Teddy Roosevelt, is "the most American thing in America." It's also the country's oldest ideas festival. Since its founding in 1874, Chautauqua has attracted the likes of Amelia Earhart, FDR and Susan B. Anthony. The rich tradition continues in 2011. Speakers include New York Times contributor Stanley Fish, groundbreaking religious commentator Karen Armstrong, leading foreign policy analyst Robin Wright, noted historian Gordon Wood and several others. Take advantage of this exclusive offer from and the Chautauqua Institution, and join the discussion as these important thought leaders address the most pressing issues facing America and the world.