Iran's Human Rights Story Amidst Thawing Diplomatic Relations with the International Community PastTuesday, Apr 7, 2015 ,
Brown Bag Lunch Series
Speaker: Mani Mostofi, Director of Impact Iran
International attention on Iran primarily focuses on progress towards a nuclear deal, the Republican leadership's attempts to play spoiler, and the continued hope for President Rouhani as a political moderate. Sometimes overlooked is Iran's stark human rights record. Perceived dissidents are tortured in Evin Prison. Women are being threatened with an array of new laws discriminating against them in employment, health, ecucation and more. Mani Mostofi, Director of Impact Iran, will discuss current human rights trends, with a particular focus on women's rights, in the backdrop of the evolving Iranian-American diplomatic relationship.
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