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Amir Soltani, ‘Religious Freedom and Hypocrisy in Iran: An Activist’s Guide to Changing the World’

October 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

What is religious persecution? What forms does a modern inquisition take? Who enforces it and how? What is the role of language? What does it mean to be changed as a heretic, to spread corruption on earth or to wage war against God? How do you resist? These are some of the questions Amir Soltani will consider through prism of the struggle for religious freedom in Iran. Soltani is an Iranian-American writer, journalist and human rights activist who has worked in business, media, nonprofits and philanthropy.

For more information, please contact Claudia Yaghoobi. This event is sponsored by Persian Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Department of Asian Studies, the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, the Center for Global Initiatives, the Department of Religious Studies and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities.

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Date:
October 24, 2017
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm