Islamic Revolution Conference Explores Opportunities, Challenges of Governance

Islamic Revolution Conference Explores Opportunities, Challenges of Governance

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The International Conference on "Islamic Revolution and Contemporary Society: Opportunities and Challenges" took place on Monday at the University of Tehran Student Club.

The conference aimed to shed light on the role of the Islamic Revolution in today's society and analyze the factors that contribute to its stability, dynamism, opportunities, and challenges.

Mohammad Esmaeil Nabatian, the head of public relations at the University of Tehran, stated that the conference's primary objective was to clarify the Islamic Revolution's impact on contemporary society.

He mentioned that the conference received 170 abstracts, out of which 75 were selected and published in three volumes.

Nabatian further said that interviews with pioneers and renowned researchers in the field of the Islamic Revolution were conducted, which will be published as the fourth volume in the conference's collection of scientific works.

Also at the conference, selected authors presented their papers, as confirmed by the conference secretariat.

Additionally, an English panel was organized, where nine researchers from various countries shared their contributions both in person and virtually, focusing on Islamic Revolution studies.

One of the notable speakers at the conference was Sam Mehdi Torabi, the Director of Iran's Risalat Strategic Studies Institute. In his speech, Torabi emphasized the significance of governance as both a challenge and an opportunity in the second phase of the Islamic Revolution.

He stressed that the Islamic governance revolves around responsibility rather than avoidance and differs from other systems by focusing on raising individuals and governing each other responsibly.

Torabi drew examples from the governance system established by Prophet Muhammad (PBHU) and the Ahlulbait (family), illustrating that Islamic governance encompasses all of humanity.

He highlighted the need to understand Islamic governance in the context of technological advancements and set priorities accordingly. Torabi also addressed the issues arising from the influence of liberalism disguised as Islamic principles in Iran, urging for their resolution.

Torabi further underscored the importance of countering negative propaganda in the media and accurately reflecting Iran's advancements. He argued that Iran's Islamic ideology is the only idea that can work for humanity.

Emphasizing the country's military cooperation with Russia and China and its scientific achievements. Torabi called for effectively conveying the reality and positive aspects of Iran's progress to inspire hope among the younger generation and envision Iran at the forefront of the world's future.

Marzieh Hashemi, an American-born Iranian journalist and television presenter, also delivered a speech at the conference.

Hashemi highlighted the transformative transition of the world order and stressed the need for proactive foreign policy and seizing opportunities. She expressed optimism about the current state of the Islamic Republic, reflecting on the progress made since the revolution 44 years ago.

Hashemi discussed the formation of new alliances, such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and BRICS countries, contrasting them with the declining influence of the G7.

She criticized the actions of certain Western countries, particularly their handling of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, emphasizing the need for alternative alliances. Hashemi emphasized the significance of regional unity and stability for Iran and expressed confidence in Iran's future leadership in a multipolar world.

Mohammad Mehdi Esmaeili, the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance and a member of the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution, also spoke at the conference.

He described the present era as the golden age of Islamic rule and stressed the importance of religious intellectualism in governance.

Esmaeili highlighted the challenges faced by the Islamic Revolution today and the need for religious intellectualism to provide valid answers to emerging questions.

He emphasized the determination of officials in various sectors to bring revolutionary changes to the country's cultural structures and pave the way for a modern Islamic civilization through fundamental infrastructural changes.

The international conference provided a platform for scholars and experts to explore the opportunities and challenges associated with the Islamic Revolution's governance. Participants examined the revolution's impact on contemporary society and discussed strategies to address emerging issues and shape the future of Iran.


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