SEPADPod with Edward Wastnidge

22nd Mar 2019 by Dr. Simon Mabon

On this episode of SEPADPod, Simon chats with Edward Wastnidge, Lecturer in Politics and International Studies at the Open University. Edward is the author of a number of books and articles looking at Iran's role in the Middle East, including Diplomacy and Reform in Iran: Foreign Policy under Khatami (I.B Tauris, London, 2016). He is also deputy director of SEPAD. On this episode, Simon and Edward talk about a range of issues related to Iran, including soft power, cultural influence, learning Persian and playing a gig in Tehran. One of the more optimistic episodes of the show, it is one not to be missed.