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IMES Journalism Initiative
Reporting Iran
With Roya Hakakian

Roya Hakakian is the author of two collections of poetry in Persian, and is listed among the leading new voices in Persian poetry in the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World. She’s published widely including in the New York Times and NPR's All Things Considered, and produced for major TV news networks, including CBS 60 Minutes. Her memoir of growing up a Jewish teenager in post-revolutionary Iran, Journey from the Land of No: A Girlhood Caught in Revolutionary Iran (Crown) was one of Publishers Weekly's Best Book of the Year, Elle Magazine's Best Nonfiction Book of 2004, and Best Memoir by the Connecticut Center for the Book. Roya is also a recipient of the 2008 Guggenheim fellowship in nonfiction. Her most recent book, Assassins of the Turquoise Palace (Grove/Atlantic) was a Notable Book of 2011by the New York Times Book Review in September, made Newsweek’s Top Ten Not-to-be-missed books of 2011 and was among Kirkus Reviews Best Non-Fictions of 2011. She is currently a scholar in residence at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC.

The Reporting From series is a part of the IMES Journalism Initiative. As a Title VI National Resource Center IMES supports journalism events which enhance the capacity of a new generation of journalists to deliver critical reporting on the Middle East in a rapidly transforming media environment.

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
12:00 PM
Room 505
1957 E St. NW, 5th Floor

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A light lunch will be available 
Presented with the support of the Project on Middle East Political Science and the U.S. Department of Education's National Resource Center (NRC) grant program.


POMEPS Book Launch
The Other Saudis: Shiism, Dissent and Sectarianism
Featuring Toby Matthiesen

Toby Matthiesen is a research fellow in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. He is the author of  Sectarian Gulf: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the Arab Spring That Wasn’t (Stanford University Press, 2013). POMEPS hosted Matthiesen in 2013 to discuss Sectarian Gulf in POMEPS Conversations 28. On March 6 will discuss his recent release The Other Saudis: Shiism, Dissent and Sectarianism (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Kristin Smith Diwan will offer comments. Diwan is an assistant professor at American University and a visiting scholar at the George Washington University’s Institute for Middle East Studies.

Friday, March 6th, 2015
12:00 PM
Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
1957 E St. NW, 6th Floor
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A light lunch will be available 
Copies of the book will be available to students

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Upcoming Events

IMES Journalism Initiative
"Reporting Iran"
Featuring Roya Hakakian
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
12:00 PM
Room 505, Elliott School of International Affairs
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POMEPS Book Launch
"The Other Saudis: Shiism, Dissent and Sectarianism"
Featuring Dr. Toby Matthiesen
Friday, March 6th, 2015
12:00 PM
Lindner Family Commons, Room 602, Elliott School of International Affairs
» RSVP here

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