Cultural Conversations presents a Symposium on the Future of the Humanities
Azar Nafisi’s Cultural Conversations program and the Council of Independent Colleges held an all-day symposium on the “Future of the Humanities” on Tuesday, March 29. To listen to audio from the symposium visit School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
Writer Azar Nafisi is working on a book that defends the liberal arts.
By David Glenn, Santa Fe, N.M. in The Chronicle of Higher Education
For more than five years, Azar Nafisi has been working sporadically on a book called “The Republic of the Imagination,” which she describes as a treatise in defense of the liberal arts. The book, which isn’t expected until at least 2012, will explore some of the ideas about culture and democracy that were implicit in her best-selling 2003 memoir, Reading Lolita in Tehran. Read full article on Chronicle.com (Subscription Required) » » »
Guardian.co.uk: Liberty Central
Fighting for Women’s Rights in Iran
Published on October 8, 2009
How the One Million Signatures campaign, winner of this year’s Raw in War Anna Politkovskaya award, aims to change Iranian society.
Memoirs from Iranian author
Published on Jan 13, 2009
Author of “Reading Lolita in Tehran” opens up about her new book and the new Obama administration.
Published on Sep 18, 2008
Generation Tehran is a documentary short that will change your mind about Iran, its people, and its future. As one of the youngest populatio…all » Generation Tehran is a documentary short that will change your mind about Iran, its people, and its future. As one of the youngest populations in the world (70% are under 30), Iran’s youth are helping to build a new country. The foundations they lay will not only affect the Middle East, but also extend out to the whole world.
BBC Newsnight Report on Womens’ Day in Iran
Includes interviews with Iranian women Azar Nafisi interviewed from Washington, Frances Harrison reporting from Tehran
Published on March 8, 2007
New Yorker Festival Video Footage Online
Islam and the West
Published on October 10, 2006
The second annual New Yorker Town Hall Meeting, with Omar Ahmad, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Mahmood Mamdani, Azar Nafisi, Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na?im, and Lawrence Wright. George Packer, moderator.
BBC World Service’s The World Today programme
Moving stories: Azar Nafisi
Published on Friday, January 2, 2004
BBC World Service’s The World Today programme is asking migrants who have been successful in their adopted countries how they got to the top of their field.