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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Landing on Mars: Interview with NASA’s Bobak Ferdowsi

By Julie Ershadi Bobak Ferdowsi caught people’s attention not only for his role in the Mars Science Laboratory mission, but for the flair with which...

Persian Women in Tech to Hold London Conference

By Fred Parvaneh Persian Women in Tech – a California-based organization representing more than 2,000 women employed in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) –...

Freed Baha’i Poet Mahvash Sabet Shares This Year’s PEN Pinter Prize

Mahvash Sabet, a Baha'i poet and teacher who spent almost a decade in Tehran's Evin prison before her release in September, has shared the...

Banned for Not Wearing Hijab, Chess Champion Joins U.S. Team

Dorsa Derakhshani, a chess player who was banned from Iran’s national women's team for refusing to wear the hijab, has just joined the U.S....
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My Trip into Space: An Interview with Anousheh Ansari

Iranian-American engineer Anousheh Ansari made international headlines in September 2006 when she became the first female private space explorer, the first astronaut of Iranian...

Hundreds Convene at Iranian Women’s Leadership Conference in London

By Corrie Parsonson The first-ever Iranian Women’s Leadership Conference in London attracted more than 300 panelists and attendees to the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington...
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Motorcycling Through 45 Countries: Interview with Maral Yazarloo

By Fred Parvaneh A motorcycle ride across 45 countries and seven continents, with no back-up vehicles or support teams: that's the bold 18-month adventure that...

Who is Uber’s New CEO Dara Khosrowshahi?

Dara Khosrowshahi became one of the most high-profile Iranian-Americans last week when he was chosen to be the new CEO of Uber Technologies Inc.,...

A Woman Reporter in 1970s Iran: Interview with Mansoureh Pirnia

By Azadeh Karimi and Ali Eshtyagh Mansoureh Pirnia is one of Iran’s pioneering journalists and most well-known writers. During her career as a journalist in...

Astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli Speaks at Press Briefing Before Spaceflight Training

By Julie Ershadi The first Iranian-American to be selected to serve as a NASA astronaut recently reported for duty at the Johnson Space Center in...