UN Social Good Summit - New York
Sep
19
2:00pm 2:00pm

UN Social Good Summit - New York

  • 1395 Lexington Avenue Westminster, CO, 80023 United States (map)
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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). 

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Women, Silencing & Erasure in Academia – Cambridge, UK
Nov
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

Women, Silencing & Erasure in Academia – Cambridge, UK

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.

Featuring:
* Dr. Nina Ansary – Iranian–American Historian and Author
* Professor Fiona Karet – Cambridge Institute for Medical Research
* Fletch Williams – Soroptimist International

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LACMA – Los Angeles, CA
Nov
8
1:00pm 1:00pm

LACMA – Los Angeles, CA

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.

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Columbia University “Jewels of Allah” Event – NYC
Nov
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

Columbia University “Jewels of Allah” Event – NYC

  • Barnard College – The Diana Center (map)
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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.”

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