A lecture in Persian
Mehrangiz Kar is a writer, attorney, and activist specializing in women’s rights and family law. She is currently a visiting scholar at the Gender and Women’s Studies Department of California State University, Northridge (CSUN). Prior to this fellowship, she worked as a senior expert at Family Health International (FHI), a Washington DC-based international development organization, focusing on Islamic law and gender in the Middle East. Having practiced law in the Islamic Republic of Iran for 22 years, she has published numerous books and articles on issues related to law, gender equality and democracy in Iran and abroad. She was formerly a visiting scholar at Harvard University, Brown University, University of Cape Town, Wellesley College, and Brookings Institution. Kar has received several international awards for her human rights endeavors including the Democracy Award by the National Endowment for Democracy; Ludovic-Trarieux International Human Rights Prize; and the Human Rights First Award.
This event is made possible with the generous support of Farhang Foundation
Co-sponsored by the UCLA Center on Near Eastern Studies