These five panel discussions moderated by sociology expert Kazem Alamdari convene Iranian and international experts to discuss issues of transparency, government accountability, and citizen action on issues most directly affecting Iranians. These include corruption in providing public services, regulating business activity, in the university system, in the court and penal system, and in law enforcement.
Kazem Alamdari received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. He is the author of four books and numerous articles in Persian and English. His first book, Why Iran Lagged Behind and the West Moved Forward (2001) has been published 15 times. Currently, he teaches at the Department of Sociology, California State University, Northridge.