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Hamid R. Ekbia

Hamid R. Ekbia is University Professor in Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He is also director of Indiana University’s Center for Research on Mediated Interaction (CROMI). Ekbia’s research focuses the political economy of computing, in the future of work, and in how technologies mediate socio-economic, cultural, and geo-political relations of modern societies.

Revo­lu­tion, Reform, and Reversal: The Case of Iran

Despite brutal repression, protests in Iran continue. The ruling clergy can no longer rally the “masses” behind it, as it has done successfully time and again since the 18th century. But what are the prospects and dangers of the current revolution?