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Born in Tehran, Iran, Nina Ansary left her country of birth at the onset of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Growing up in New York City, she received her B.A. in Sociology from Barnard College, and her M.A in Middle Eastern Studies and Ph.D. in History from Columbia University. After moving to Los Angeles, Ansary followed her family’s long distinguished record for supporting humanitarian causes. As an avid philanthropist, she serves on the Middle East Institute Advisory Board at Columbia University, on Columbia University’s Global Leadership Council, the Board of Trustees of the IAWF (Iranian American Women’s Foundation), and the Advisory Board of the Pacific Youth Foundation. Nina Ansary is an elected member of the Everychild Foundation and the Pacific Council on International policy, and a member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the National Organization for Women (NOW), and the U.S. National Committee for U.N. Women (USNC) – organizations dedicated to public policy and supporting education, charitable and gender-related causes. She is one of the “Top Influencers” of Iran on Twitter/Facebook, and a regular contributor to the Daily Beast, BBC, Huffington Post, and Women’s eNews, an award-winning news website which recently honored her as one of the 21 Leaders of the 21st Century.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Nina Ansary

Jewels of Allah The Untold Story of Women in Iran by Nina Ansary
Jewels of Allah The Untold Story of Women in Iran
Nina Ansary
September 2015 Book of the Month. A fascinating, behind the scenes view, looking simply and astutely at the history and story of women in Iran. The author is a historian born in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/06/2015

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