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Author Talk: A Beginner’s Guide to America

Hosted By: American Jewish University's Whizin Center for Continuing Education

Roya Hakakian and her mother escaped Tehran in 1985, and became refugees seeking political asylum in the U.S. Journalist, author and poet, Hakaian served on the Council on Foreign Relations and was a founding member of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center.

In her latest book, A Beginner’s Guide to America: For the Immigrant and the Curious, she chronicles their journey and outlines everything she wishes someone would have told her when she first arrived.

Join her in conversation with AJU’s President, Dr. Jefferey Herbst, to discuss human rights and civic responsibility, reflected through the eyes of an immigrant. 

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