Shahpour Shiralian

Mr. Shahpour Shiralian was born in Tehran, Iran. He graduated from Tehran Technology Institute in 1977. After graduation he served in the Imperial Army for 22 months until the Islamic Revolution took place and many professional soldiers were purged. After a short time, he could no longer bear the atrocities of the Islamic Republic and

Mohammad R. Jahan-Parvar, Ph.D.

Mohammad R. Jahan-Parvar is a Washington, D.C.-based economist with extensive academic and government experience. He received his BA in economics from Beheshti (National) University (Tehran, Iran), MS in economics from Illinois State University, MS in statistics and PhD in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed finance and

Maryam Ovissi

Maryam Ovissi is a certified Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapist and Yoga Teacher. Her personal mission as an educator is to provide an opportunity for her students to have access to tools that allow healing, empowerment, and self-realization. Maryam founded Beloved Yoga: A Sanctuary for All, located in Reston, VA, to share the original teachings of yoga

Hamid Noorani, Ph.D.

Powerful Methods Inc. E:  Project Brighter Future Coordinator – Proposed a Draft Constitution for Iran.  Education  Ph.D. in Organization & Management  Capella University, Minneapolis, MN, 2014  Dissertation Title: Identifying the distinguishing features of routine and non-routine operational situations: A case study  Book Authored:  Systems-Thinking, Kindle Digital Publishing – 2016  A comprehensive outline of concepts,

Afschineh Latifi, Esq.

Ms. Afschineh Latifi is an Iranian American attorney practicing in New York City. She immigrated to Austria in 1981 and then a year later to the United States where she attended school. She is currently a partner at the law firm of Tucker & Latifi, LLP where she specializes in intellectual property. She attended Old

Mehriar Kaviani

Mr. Kaviani was born in Siahkal, Iran but now calls Texas home. Despite his aspiration for law, literature, and political science and having acceptances to law programs in Iran, Mr. Kaviani left Iran in 1975 to study engineering in the United States of America. After receiving his degree in engineering, his entrepreneurial spirit led him

Fariba Jahanbani

Ms. Jahanbani is a director of Bvlgari, an international luxury company based in Rome, Italy. Prior to this, Ms. Jahanbani was a long-time Director at French luxury brand Cartier and was an instructor at George Mason University and Fairfax County Public Schools. Ms. Jahanbani has received recognition for her passion and leadership in the field

Marjan Greenblatt

Marjan Keypour Greenblatt is the founder and director of the Alliance for Rights of All Minorities (ARAM), an international network of activists that promotes human rights in Iran. She is also a non-resident scholar with the Middle East Institute’s Iran Program. As a former refugee who escaped discrimination in the Middle East and Europe, her career

Saeed Ghaseminejad, Ph.D.

Dr. Saeed Ghasseminejad is a senior advisor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) and its Center on Economics and Financial Power. Born and raised in Iran, he co-founded the Liberal Students and Graduates Organization at the University of Tehran. His student activism led to his arrest by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. He

Fariba Bayani, Esq.

Fariba Bayani is a former prosecutor and nationally recognized trial attorney. Fariba is the Founding Partner of Bayani Law Group, a leading Atlanta-based law firm that specializes in personal injury, criminal defence and family law. With over two decades of experience, Fariba has represented thousands of clients through complex civil and criminal matters. A champion