Farzin Farzad

Farzin Farzad (Association for the Defense of Azerbaijani Political Prisoners in Iran - ADAPP): Farzin is a native Azerbaijani speaker who spent the early years of his life in Iran and Turkey. He graduated in 2005 with a B.A. in political science from McDaniel College with a concentration in international studies and a minor in cross-cultural studies. He then went on to earn a graduate degree in International Affairs from American University in December of 2008. His regional focus was the Middle East, particularly Iranian security. During his undergraduate and graduate studies, Farzin held positions in research and analysis with professors at Johns Hopkins SAIS and Columbia University. As a research intern at the East-West Center, he researched for and helped edit a book on nuclear weapons security in Asia. During the summer of his graduate program, Farzin studied the political history of the Gulf States at the University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. After his fellowship, Farzin wrote: “Ironically, I am more assertive person. Being a 'Peace' Fellow toughened me up.”



Fakhteh's Interview

29 Jun

This week I interviewed Fakhteh Zamani, the founder and president of ADAPP. She is truly an inspiring woman and literally works non-stop (and I’m starting to adopt her work schedule 🙂 ). Here she discusses ADAPP as an organization and gives her opinion as to why Azerbaijanis have been silent in the recent election protests.

Here it is: Interview with Fakhteh Zamani

Also, an ADAPP statement that I wrote made it into the Letters to the Editor section of the Miami Herald. You can read that here.

Posted By Farzin Farzad

Posted Jun 29th, 2009

2 Comments

  • Rangineh Azimzadeh

    June 29, 2009

     

    Farzin joon,

    Thank you for reporting so truthfully and eloquently on the situation in Iran, especially as it pertains to the Azerbaijani population. These are real issues and it’s essential to get the word out about what is happening on all fronts. Keep up the good reporting and I look forward to future reports!

  • Justin DePrima

    June 30, 2009

     

    Farzin,

    A very good question for Fakhteh Zamani. I was wondering the same thing. Also, I liked the scenery — very nice.

    Justin

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