Iran Refracted: Perspectives on Iranian Culture and Society


Iran boasts one of the globe’s oldest civilizations. Persia is simultaneously a
unique culture and the crossroads of many linguistic, confessional, and ethnic groups. American media view Iran almost exclusively through a political lens; how would we talk about Iran if we were not to focus on politics?

Anahita Firouz Radjy
Writer and lecturer; former producer, National Iranian Television; author of In the Walled Garden.

Dr. Ali Masalehdan
CEO of Masimex, a Pittsburgh medical and laboratory equipment and supplies firm

Nazila Fathi
New York Timesreporter in Iran for nine years; author of The Lonely War.

Tuesday, March 17th, 5:00 PM Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Followed by a reception