Roundtable 2023- UT International Affairs Society Event

The topic is Revolution or Reform: the Future of Autocratic Regimes, particularly with a focus on Iran, Russia, and China. We feel this is a very timely and pertinent discussion. Our speakers are Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese political activist who was imprisoned in Iran, Dr. Nahid Siamdoust, a cultural historian here on campus, Dr. Xiaobu Lü, a professor who specializes in domestic policies in China, and Dr. Thomas Garza, a Russian language professor who focuses on Russian culture and literature. In addition to politics, we hope to discuss and think about this topic through a cultural and societal lens.


I am pleased to invite you to our event, which will be April 3, 2023 from 6-7:30 PM in the SAC/WCP Auditorium. Our event will be fully catered and admission is free. Additionally, we are a fully open event, so invite all your friends and family, and we would be pleased if you can attend. We would also appreciate it if you could share our event as well to your classes and students, departments, organizations, etc. We will have a Q&A section towards the end of the event where attendees can ask our speakers any unique questions they may have. We hope this will be a great event, and registration is not required, but heavily recommended so we have a good headcount.


We look forward to seeing you there, and please let us know if you have any questions.


You can register at the link here! I’ve also attached a copy of our poster to advertise and share with your students.