Fatemeh Haghighatjoo is one of Iran's most prominent dissidents. She'll be speaking at a dinner Thursday night hosted by Boston International, the organization of young professionals interested in global issues. The dinner is at 7 p.m. at Maggiano's in the Back Bay, at 4 Columbus Avenue in Boston. The cost of the dinner is $38.00, and RSVP is required.
I wrote a profile of Haghighatjoo in the Globe in July, at the height of the protests in Iran over the presidential election results. A former member of Iran's Parliament, she resigned in 2004 after she was charged and convicted for her outspoken criticism of the ruling Islamist leadership. She has lived in the Boston area since 2005, when she became a visiting fellow at MIT's Center for International Studies. She is currently a visiting fellow at the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at UMass Boston's McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies.
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About James F. SmithJim Smith came home to his native Boston in 2002 to become the Boston Globe's foreign editor after spending 22 years abroad. He was previously based in Buenos Aires and Mexico City for the LA Times, and in Johannesburg, Tokyo and The Hague for the AP. In 2007 he became the Globe's national political editor, coordinating presidential campaign coverage. He is a Yale graduate, and has an MBA. He is married to Maxine Hart and has two sons, Matthew and Daniel.
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