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DR. NINA ANSARY IN CONVERSATION WITH CYRUS M. COPELAND TO DISCUSS “THE UNTOLD STORY OF IRAN”
Jul 23, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Engaging audience members with “The Untold Story of Iran” Dr. Ansary and Mr. Copeland provide a humanist perspective on Iran through personal experience and scholarly expertise along with a video presentation. A Question-and-Answer Session and Book Signing follows the presentation. Yasamin Beitollahi, contributor to The Huffington Post, moderates the event.
Born in Tehran, Dr. Nina Ansary is a historian and expert in the women’s movement in Iran. She is the author of Jewels of Allah: The Untold Story of Women in Iran, which shatters Western assumptions about women in Iran and highlights the accomplishments of powerful female voices in Iran’s past and present. Inspired by her doctoral research at Columbia University, Jewels of Allah: The Untold Story of Women in Iran illuminates a growing feminist movement emerging within Iran’s patriarchal society. Visit www.ninaansary.com for more information.
Cyrus M. Copeland was born in Washington D.C. as the son of an American father and Iranian mother and moved to Iran with his family at age 10. He is the author of several books, including the memoir, Off The Radar, which details his quest to uncover the truth behind his father Max Copeland’s imprisonment as an alleged CIA agent at the dawn of the Islamic Revolution, a quest that has shaped his own perceptions of Iran.