Iran Votes: Reflections Four Years Later

Published June 14, 2013 | One response so far
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Four years ago, in mid-June, I headed on a trip to Iran after not having the visited the country for a decade. It was meant to be a personal trip, but in many ways I got more than I bargained for. As I wrote in a journal on route to Tehran: “When I planned this
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Marzieh Ghiasi

FiveThirtyEight: Predictive analysis in the Social Sciences

Published November 07, 2012 | No responses yet
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In discussing the US presidential elections with American friends over the years, I’ve heard frequent complaints, and I quote “the entire thing is treated like a horse race surrounded by a media circus“. I have to confess that despite my sensibilities, when it comes to this particular horse race I find myself an entertained spectator
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Marzieh Ghiasi

Drivers of foreign policy in India

Published March 01, 2012 | No responses yet
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Last week was McGill’s reading break, though to be quite frank, I got less reading done than catching up on Bollywood (for uh… educational purposes?). So with India in mind, this evening I attended a talk by Dr. David Malone, a renowned diplomat, international security scholar and the current president of IDRC. He was previously
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Marzieh Ghiasi