Dr. Ansary will be moderating a discussion with award-winning Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad on her recently published memoir, The Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace - opening remarks by Karim Sadjadpour, Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Dr. Ansary will be a guest commentator on the BBC World Service Weekend Programme in London, England.
Dr. Ansary will be a guest speaker at Columbia University, Middle East Institute - New York City, NY.
Dr. Nina Ansary will be receiving the 2018 Trailblazer Award at the Barnard College/Columbia University 2018 Annual Gala.
Internationally renowned performance artist Sussan Deyhim's stage production "The House is Black Media Project," for which Dr. Ansary is an executive producer, will be coming to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Dr. Ansary will be a guest speaker at the UN Women Commemoration of the International Women’s Day.
Dr. Nina Ansary will be a guest speaker at the University of Cambridge Middle East and North Africa Forum (MENAF)
Dr. Nina Ansary will be a guest speaker at the Omid Foundation Gala.
Dr. Nina Ansary will moderate “Authors and Power of the Narrative” panel.
Dr. Ansary will be moderating a discussion with Rachel Roy, fashion designer and women’s advocate.
Yale Journal of International Affairs invited Dr. Ansary onto their radio program.
Dr. Nina Ansary was invited to be a guest speaker at the Westminster School's English Society.
Dr. Nina Ansary will take part in a debate panel at The Cambridge Union Society: "This House believes that feminism must be a rising tide that lifts all ships."
Dr. Nina Ansary will be a guest speaker at the inaugural Research Seminar at London School of Economics Centre for Women, Peace and Security.
Dr. Nina Ansary will be presenting at the 32nd Annual International Documentary Awards (IDA), the Pare Lorentz Award recognizing films that demonstrate exemplary filmmaking focusing on justice for all and the illumination of pressing social problems.
Dr. Nina Ansary will take part in a panel discussion.
Details to come.
Dr. Nina Ansary will take part in a debate panel at Cambridge Union Society.
Dr. Nina Ansary will take part on a panel titled "To Be Heard." Panelists include Dr. Nina Ansary, Lonnie Ali (Muhammad Ali's wife), Marie-Claude Bibeau, (Minister of International Development), and will be moderated by Connie Britton (star of Nashville, Friday Night Lights, American Horror Story).
Dr. Nina Ansary will be on a panel discussion “Iranian Civil Society” with journalist Masih Alinejad, author Laura Secor, and political analyst Karim Sadjadpour at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Nina Ansary will be on a debate panel “Religion Remains the Opiate of the Masses.
Dr. Nina Ansary will be speaking on a panel at the Pacific Council for International Policy Spring Conference titled “Women’s Rights in the Middle East.”
Please join international gallerist Leila Heller, author and historian Dr. Nina Ansary, and acclaimed Iranian artist Shiva Ahmadi in conversation about “The Iranian Women’s Quest for Self-Expression.
Dr. Nina Ansary will be on a speaker panel at the IAWF Women’s Leadership Conference 2016.
Dr. Nina Ansary will be discussing women’s rights in Iran on Fox & Friends (Fox News Channel) Monday, February 8th at 6:45am EST (eastern time). Please see your local TV guide for channel listings.
Dr. Nina Ansary will be a panelist on the Women, Silencing & Erasure in Academia event at Cambridge Union Society. From the CUS website:
Women, Silencing and Erasure in Academia: With the help of experts we hope to discover what the experiences and challenges of women in education of all ages and around the world are, and whether, by working together, there’s something we can do to help.
* Dr. Nina Ansary – Iranian–American Historian and Author
* Professor Fiona Karet – Cambridge Institute for Medical Research
* Fletch Williams – Soroptimist International
Author Dr. Nina Ansary and artist Shirin Neshat discuss women in Iran in general, and Neshat and her work in particular. Their conversation will be followed by a booksigning with Ansary, whose book Jewels of Allah challenges the often misunderstood story of women in Iran today by highlighting female leaders and activists throughout Iran’s history and illuminating the unanticipated consequences of the Islamic Revolution and the trajectory of Iran’s feminist movement.
BCRW and the Middle East Institute at Columbia University are proud to host author and Barnard/Columbia University alum Dr. Nina Ansary in a conversation with Richard Bulliet, Columbia Professor of History and Middle East Studies, on Ansary’s widely anticipated book Jewels of Allah. Based on her doctoral thesis on the women’s movement in Iran, Jewels of Allah shatters stereotypical assumptions and the often misunderstood story of women in Iran today. Challenging the dominant narrative of the demise of women and their downward spiral into passive submission since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, Ansary argues that “despite the current regime’s best laid plans to redirect women into the private domain, the female population in Iran is distinguished by an unprecedented surge in female literacy and a flourishing feminist movement against the boundaries of traditional religious prescription.” Join us for an engaging discussion of what Ansary describes as “the unanticipated consequences of measures undertaken by the Islamic regime, which ironically ended up empowering women.”