Unrest in Iran

Wednesday, September 28, 12 PM ET

As mass protests continue in Iran, CGM Senior Research Scholar Mohamad Machine-Chian will lead an engaging discussion on what is unfolding and the political and economic history that underpins it.

Mohamad Machine-Chian

Senior Research Scholar

Mohamad Machine-Chian is a senior research scholar at the Center for Governance and Markets. He is a scholar of public policy in Iran and the greater Middle East. Mr. Machine-Chian has authored several books on privatization, constitutionalism, immigration, and economic reform and has translated important works of economic theory and on Islamic finance from English into Persian. He has written extensively on Islamic social institutions and public finance, especially in the Shi'a tradition. He is the founder and editor of bourgeois.ir.

Mr. Machine-Chian is one of Iran’s most prominent thinkers on economic reform and appears regularly on BBC Persian and Iran International TV (the largest Persian-language television service). He is currently producing a documentary film on the history of market reforms in Iran. He has worked on issues of privatization and regulatory reform for several think tanks in Tehran.