1 March

Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini

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Gender and Inclusion Expert and Executive Director of ICAN  [Is this the right description? if there’s a better concise one let me know!] FOLLOW SANAM Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of ICAN. She is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, and between 2005-14 she was a Research Associate and Senior Fellow at […]

27 July

Ariane Tabatabai

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Iran and Security Expert   FOLLOW ARIANE Ariane Tabatabai is a visiting assistant professor of Security Studies at the Georgetown Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. She joined Georgetown University from the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, where she was an associate in the […]

24 June

Tahirih Danesh

Independent Human Rights Researcher FOLLOW TAHIRIH Tahirih Danesh is a Human Rights Researcher and Documenter specialising in the case of minorities in Iran and women throughout the Middle East and North Africa. She is an independent consultant dedicated to in-depth investigation, research and documentation, analysis and reporting of human rights abuses; focusing on allegations of […]

12 February

Roxana Vilk

Film/Theatre Artist, Writer and Musician FOLLOW ROXANA Roxana Vilk is an award-winning Iranian-British film and theatre artist, writer, performer and musician. She is singer and co-producer with the UK-Iranian Jazz band GOL. Her creative work which has toured all over the Middle East and Europe – has often been informed by the mix of her […]

2 December

Narges Bajoghli

Researcher, Writer & Filmmaker Narges’ research and filmmaking has focused on the soldiers of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and Basij paramilitary organization. With over nine years of on-the-ground research in Iran with soldiers, veterans, and military personnel, Narges’ interest lies in questions of war, power, and revolution in Iran particularly, and in the Middle East more […]