Meeting with an internationally acclaimed Iranian-American author Hooman Majd

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Event Date: 2015-10-22

Karakter Publishing House and Collegium Civitas invite to the meeting with an internationally acclaimed Iranian-American author Hooman Majd.


The meeting will be held on October 22nd at Collegium Civitas, Aula A PKiN, 12 floor

Moderation: Professor Maria Krzysztof Byrski

Hooman Majd (b. 1957) was born in Tehran, Iran. He is the grandson of an ayatollah and the son of a diplomat working for the government of the last Shah. He spent most of his life abroad, mostly in Great Britain and the USA, where he finished studies. After the Iranian Revolution in 1979, he settled in New York. His texts are published by the most important American newspapers, including The New York Times, The New Yorker and Newsweek. He has written three books devoted to the most recent history of Iran: The Ayatollah Begs to Differ: The Paradox of Modern Iran (2008), The Ayatollahs’ Democracy: An Iranian Challenge (2010) and The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay: An American Family in Iran (2013). Although Majd does not agree with the political strategy of the current Iranian government, he thinks that the relations between Iran and the Western world are more complicated than it is believed and they require a balanced matter-of-fact analysis. Thanks to the use of a unique double perspective, Majd can look at many difficult and controversial issues from a different angle, explaining the phenomenon of the Iranian Revolution and presenting a genuine description of everyday life in Iran.


In Poland all Hooman Majd’s books were published by Karakter Publishing House (translation: Dariusz Żukowski).


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