Panel Tonight – Perspectives on Iran: Culture, History and Perceptions

World Savvy invites you to join us for:
Perspectives on Iran: Culture, History and Perceptions
A World Savvy Monitor Panel
Monday, December 7, 2009, 7:30PM-9:00PM

Columbia University Teachers College Milbank Chapel
525 W. 120th Street, New York, NY 10027
(120th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam –

near A/B/C/D at 125th street, or 1 at 116th Street/Columbia University)

Presented by World Savvy
in partnership with
The Middle East Institute of Columbia University
The Department of International and Transcultural Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University
The Society for International Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
The Vice Presidents Office for Community and Diversity, Teachers College, Columbia University
This panel will be followed by a reception with the panelists.  Copies of Mr. MacFarquhar’s book will be available for sale and signing.
This event is free but space is limited.  Reserve your spot now!

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New York Times UN Bureau Chief
Neil MacFarquhar

Neil is the author of two books. The most recent, The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday: Unexpected Encounters in the Changing Middle East (Public Affairs, May 2009), attempts to capture the underexposed side of the Middle East.
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Iranian Filmmaker Maryam Habibian

Maryam Habibian, a native of Iran, received her Ph.D. in Educational Theater at New York University. Her most recent artistic endeavor, The Mist (2009) documents Maryam’s journey across Tehran to visit with poets, actors, artists, and university students living in a culture that is complex and variegated, restrictive and secretly adventurous.

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Columbia University Visiting Assistant Professor of Education Reza Arjmand

Reza Arjmand received his Ph.D. in Comparative Education from Stockholm University. He is the author of Inscription on Stone: Islam, State and Education in Iran and Turkey, and the forthcoming Handbook of Islam, Globalization and Education. He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Moderated by Dana Curran Mortenson, Executive Director of World Savvy

Get ready for the panel – check out the Iran edition of the World Savvy Monitor.

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