Iran and Egypt have witnessed massive protests in recent years. In Iran in 2009,
those protests did not change the government, but in Egypt in 2011, they did.
VPR Presents New York Times correspondent Nazila Fathi on the similarities and differences between these two protests. Why over six months of protest in Iran
did not lead to any change while protesters in Egypt forced Mubarak to
leave in less than a month?
Fathi also offers a top-ten list of differences between the two countries. She spoke at Dartmouth College on May 5th as the Bernard D. Nossiter ’47 lecture at The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Science.