Iran’s Civil Society & Prospects of Peace in Iran-West Stand-off
Film screening, followed by panel discussion
 
Monday 27 October, 7pm
 
Room G3
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG
 
Organised by “Iranians For Peace” in partnership with SOAS Persian Society
www.IraniansForPeace.net
 
Speakers:
 
Baquer Namazi
 
Baquer Namazi is Chairman of the board of directors of “Hamyaran”, the Iranian NGO’s resource center that was created to strengthen the role, capacity and effectiveness of NGOs in Iran. He has been serving as a senior adviser for Population Council at WANA and a lead social adviser to World Bank. During the period 1970 to 1983 Namazi held several high positions in Iran. He was governor of Khuzestan, the deputy Executive Director for Regionalization (PBO) and a member of the advisory panel of the UN Center for Regional Development, Nagoya.
 
Akbar Etemad
 
Dr. Akbar Etemad is honorary co-chair of “Iranians for Peace” and founder of the “Atomic Energy Organization Of Iran”, also headed by him from 1974 to 1978. He has been a member of the panel of experts on nuclear reactor shielding for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), as well as a member of the board of UNESCO on educational innovation in Asia, for planning the international university for UNESCO.
 
Farhang Jahanpour
 
Dr. Farhang Jahanpour is a tutor at the Department of Continuing Education at the University of Oxford and a former professor and dean of the Faculty of Languages at the University of Isfahan – Iran and former Senior Fulbright Research Scholar at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard.
 
For more information email info [at] iraniansforpeace.net 
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