Marginalization in Iran: Human Rights Abuses in Higher Education

Friday, March 8, 2013
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Wiener Auditorium (Taubman Building, ground floor)


Marginalization in Iran: 
Human Rights Abuses in Higher Education

Film Screening and Discussion:

"Education Under Fire"

a documentary about Iran's  barring of religious minorities from higher education

Interested in Access to Higher Education? Human Rights? Religion and Politics? The Middle East?

Celebrate International Women's Day by joining us for a film screening of ‘Education Under Fire’ about the country barring religious minorities from higher education followed by a discussion with esteemed panelists on Iran’s recent policy to keep women from attending many university degree programs and persecution of those who returned from higher studies abroad.

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This event is co-sponsored by:

The Human Rights-PIC,
The Education-PIC
and the
Harvard Kennedy School's Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP)

Discussion Panelists:

Arash and Kamiar Alaei, MD, MPH: Brothers and medical doctors, HIV pioneers and Harvard alumni, both were imprisoned in Iran for 3 years. Kamiar Alaei directs the University of Albany’s Center for Global Health.

Nava Ashraf, PhD: Born in Iran, Prof. Ashraf teaches behavioral economics in a development context at Harvard Business School. She is a champion of women’s empowerment projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Mojdeh Rohani, MSW: Brought up in Iran and having studied at the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education, Ms. Rohani is a social worker with Boston University. She is featured in the documentary ‘Education Under Fire’.