Author & Journalist
As far back as she can remember, author and journalist Azadeh Moaveni has felt at odds with her tangled identity as an Iranian-American. In suburban America, she lived in two worlds. At home, she was the daughter of the Iranian exile community, serving tea, clinging to tradition, and dreaming of Tehran. Outside, she was a California girl who practiced yoga and listened to Madonna. For years, she ignored the tense standoff between her two cultures. But college magnified the clash between Iran and America, and after graduating, she moved to Iran as a journalist. Read More >
"Wonderful! Many questions about what the average Iranian thinks, about everything from Iran's nuclear program, our two ideologue presidents, the relationship between our two countries, the Israeli question. Current world events are on everyone's mind, and it was great to have someone so knowledgeable and well spoken. It was a very nice evening."
"Azadeh's visit was wonderful."
"Things went very well last night. Azadeh went about 15 min long, but it was okay as she was very interesting. The audience seemed very engaged with many, many questions and a good number of people approaching her at the VIP reception."