The Heartbeat of Iran: Real Voices of a Country and Its People
About the event:
“Tara Kangarou has created a work of people-to-people diplomacy, using her words to paint pictures of a very different country than the harsh, angry land depicted in the news.”
―Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO of CNAS & former Director of Policy Planning for the U.S. Department of State
The Heartbeat of Iran takes us on a journey into everyday life in Iran, where we meet the diverse people who make up the country’s delicate socio-cultural, political, and religious mosaic. Through intimate portraits of regular Iranians―including a blind Sunni environmental activist; Iran’s first female race car driver; a paraplegic Olympian; and a young rabbi training the future generation of Jewish rabbis in Israel’s enemy state―we meet a people whose dreams and fears mirror that of countless others worldwide, and who yearn to join an international community that often views them through the blur of a hostile political fog.
Her acclaimed book, The Heartbeat of Iran, will be available for purchase and signing by Tara Kangarlou at the event.
About the speaker:
Tara Kangarlou is an award-winning journalist who has produced and reported for NBC, CNN, and Al Jazeera America as well as many digital news outlets. She was the recipient of the Ted Sorensen Award from Network 20/20 for her impact journalism and humanitarian work in conflict zones. She founded ART OF HOPE, the first American nonprofit with the sole mission of supporting the psycho-social and mental health needs of war-torn refugees. Tara was born and raised in Tehran, and currently lives in London.