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The Struggle for the Soul of Iran with Laura Secor

Akasha Cafe & Restaurant

9543 Culver Blvd., Culver City CA 90232, 0


Taking a close look at Iranian culture and politics from the revolution in 1979 to present day, Laura Secor will talk to a Global Café Breakfast meeting of LAWAC on Wednesday, February 10th. Secor, who has researched, written and reported on Iran for over a decade, will talk about what life is like in Iran for ordinary people today. She will delve into the ideas of the Islamic Republic's varied rulers and intellectuals, as well as those of their pre-revolutionary antecedents. She will discuss the changes in political thought since the 1979 revolution, and the effects on subsequent generationsas they develop different visions of their country up to this day.

Secor's work has appeared in several publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Foreign Affairs, and The New Republic. She has worked at The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The American Prospect, and Lingua Franca. Secor was a fellow at the New York Public Library's Cullman Center and the American Academy in Berlin. Secor has taught journalism at New York University and Princeton and resides in Brooklyn. Her new book Children of Paradise: The Struggle for the Soul of Iran will be published in February.

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