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Dr. Fatemeh Haghighatjoo
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Dr. Fatemeh Haghighatjoo is CEO of Nonviolent Initiative for Democracy Inc. (NID) and a faculty member at University of Massachusetts and a former Member of the Iranian Parliament. She had held academic positions at MIT, Harvard University, and the University of Connecticut.

Dr. Haghighatjoo’s expertise is Iran domestic affairs and women’s issues and an advocate of human rights, women’s rights, and democracy in Iran. She has been extensively interviewed and quoted by the international media, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, BBC Persian TV and Radio, Voice of America, CNN, and others. Since arriving in the United States, she has given numerous talks regarding efforts at forming a civil society in her native Iran, as well as women’s rights and internal politics in Iran.

Entries by Dr. Fatemeh Haghighatjoo

Time to Act: Three Years Into the House Arrest of Iran's Opposition Leaders

(1) Comments | Posted February 16, 2014 | 10:22 AM

This week marks the third anniversary of the illegal detention of Iran's most important political prisoners Mir Hossein Mousavi, Mehdi Karroubi and Ms. Zahra Rahnavard. As leaders of the Green Movement, Mousavi, Karroubi and Rahnavard have been under house arrest since they invited Iranians to participate in a mass demonstration,...

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A Letter to Our Leaders on Iran's Nuclear Program

(31) Comments | Posted January 15, 2013 | 5:13 PM


His Excellency Seyyed Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Islamic Republic of Iran

His Excellency Barack Obama, President of the United States of America

Her Excellency Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

Following the recent U.S. presidential election, the peoples of the world...

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