September 21, 2022

US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Full Committee Hearing

Women Leaders Countering Authoritarianism 

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August 20, 2022


His Fellow Writers—Some among his closest friends—gather to read Salman Rushdie’s words and raise his spirits at a New York Citadel of Books

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July 14, 2022

Summer Benefit 2022

English in Action

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May 7, 2022

TI Reads One Book – Guest, Author Roya Hakakian

Temple Israel Long Beach

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April 6, 2022

An Evening with Roya Hakakian at the Scranton Library 

Scranton Memorial Library

A Beginner’s Guide to America

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March 23, 2022

A Beginner’s Guide to Roya Hakakian

Yeshiva University

A Beginner’s Guide to America

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February 24, 2022

Great Podversations 

Louisville Public Media

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January 31, 2022

An Evening with Roya Hakakian Friends of the Ferguson Library 

A Beginner’s Guide to America

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January 30, 2022

P&P Live! Roya Hakakian 

Politics and Prose 

A Beginner’s Guide to America

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January 12, 2022

Immigration & the US Myths, Wonder & Realities

World Affairs Council of Houston

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November 6, 2021

A Beginner’s Guide to America 

JCC of Greater New Haven 

A Beginner’s Guide to America

October 26, 2021

Poet Laureate Presents: Meet Author Roya Hakakian 

Wallingford Public Library 

A Beginner’s Guide to America

October 20, 2021

From Iran to America: The Strengths and Struggles of Iranian Jewish Women 

Museum of Jewish Heritage

October 13, 2021

A Beginer’s Guide to America for the Immigrant and the Curious

 Texas A&M International University (Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade) 

A Beginner’s Guide to America

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October 6, 2021

Speaker Series Southeast 

Connecticut World Affairs Council 

A Beginner’s Guide to America

September 23, 2021

Speaker Series

Rowan University

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August 25, 2021

Reading Refuge Book Club

Building Peaceful Bridges

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July 27, 2021

Identity, Literature and Art (Immigrant Identity) 

The Morgan Library & Museum

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May 24, 2021

A Beginner’s Guid to America 

World Affairs Council of Connecticut 

A Beginner’s Guide to America

May 12, 2021

Virtual Book Conversation with Roya Hakakian

The Jewish News of Northern California

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May 5, 2021

Roya Hakakian on her new book, “A Beginner’s Guide to America

American Purpose 

A Beginner’s Guide to America

April 29, 2021

A Thousand Years of Persian Poetry 

WomenNew York Public Library

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April 21, 2021

A Conversation with Roya Hakakian

The Lit Club by NAE

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April 20, 2021

A Beginner’s Guide to America 

American Jewish University (The Whizin Center for Continuing Education) 

A Beginner’s Guide to America

March 25, 2021

New to America? 

Here’s Where to Start Think on KERA

March 17, 2021

Literary Thursdays

Queens Public Library

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March 16, 2021

Acclaimed Iranian-American Author Shares Insights on the Immigrant Experience

Hudson Institute

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February 25, 2021

A Panel Discussion on the Status of Women’s Rights in Iran

The Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues

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February 17, 2021

The Persian Experience: Book Discussion with Roya Hakakian
ASF Institute of Jewish Experience

June 10, 2020

Growing up a Jewish Teenager in Iran

Junges Forum DIG Bremen

May 15, 2020

Nuclear Arms Agreements and Human Rights

The Federalist Society

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February 27, 2018

Iran’s Unfinished Revolution: What Began in 1979 Continues Today

Brandeis University

November 22, 2017

Why Does Iran Keep Its Jews?

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel

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November 22, 2017

Reflecting on the Refugee Crisis 

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Hamm Served as moderator

November 17, 2014

Roya Hakakian & Rabbi David Wolpe 

UCLA Hammer Museum Series on Iranian Jews 

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October 22, 2014

The Rise of Global Anti-Semitism

Woodrow Wilson Center

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March 18, 2014

CU Model UN & Cultural Events Board Present: Roya Hakakian

University of Colorado Boulder

February 5, 2014

Author Roya Hakakian Talks About Growing Up Under Political Suppression 

Keene State College Journey from the Land of No

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November 27, 2012

WCU Poetry House West Chester University 

Persian Poetry

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October 27, 2012

Book Talk on Assassins of the Turquoise Palace 

Foreign Policy Research Institute 

Assassins of the Turqoise Palace

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October 4, 2011

An Insider’s Guide to Iran’s Turmoil
UCF Global Perspectives Office