June 23, 2009

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A FREE Lecture

Human Rights and the Situation in Iran

June 23, 2009 at 6:00 pm in the Kresge Auditorium

LSC, MIT Amnesty International, and the Social Justice Cooperative present a special FREE panel discussion on the current human rights situation in Iran, followed by a Q&A session and a vigil at 77 Mass Ave.

Our speakers:

Nazanin Afshin-Jam is an international human rights activist and co-founder and President of the Stop Child Executions organization. She holds degrees in International Relations and Political Science from the University of British Columbia with scholarship studies at L'Institute d'Etudes Politques in Paris and the International Study Centre in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Fatemah Haghighatjoo is a leading proponent of human rights and women's rights in Iran. Dr. Haghighatjoo served in the Iranian Parliament from 2000-2004 and was the first to resign when the anti-reform Guardian Council banned more than 2000 reformist candidates from the 7th Parliamentary election. She was president of the Student Movement Caucus and a deputy of the Mosharekat Caucus in the 6th Parliament. More recently, Dr. Haghighatjoo has held several academic posts, including Fellow in the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and Visiting Scholar at the Center for International Studies at MIT.

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