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A Conversation with Actress and Activist Nazanin Boniadi

Nazanin Boniadi is an Iranian-born, renowned human and women’s rights activist, who is also rapidly making her mark in both film and television.

Boniadi is an Amnesty International UK Ambassador and has partnered with the US arm of the non-profit since 2008 to campaign for the rights of disenfranchised populations across the world, with a focus on the unjust conviction and treatment of Iranian youth, women, and prisoners of conscience. She was also selected for membership in the prestigious Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the leading think tank on U.S. foreign policy and national security.

In 2022, she become a leading figure advocating for the Iranian people and the “Woman – Life –  Freedom” movement for democracy on the global stage.

She was recently awarded the The Sydney Peace Prize, Australia’s international prize for peace, which recognizes leading global voices that promote peace, justice, and nonviolence. 


  • Featured Guest: Nazanin Boniadi
  • Moderated by: Alyssa Ayres, Dean, Elliott School of International Affairs
  • Welcome Remarks: Dr. Mary Ellsberg, Executive Director and Founding Director of the Global Women's Institute


Location: Jack Morton Auditorium, School of Media and Public Affairs 

Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2023

The main event will be held from 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (doors open at 4:30 p.m.); there will be a reception following the event from 6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

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