VBB 234 Dr. Sousan Abadian: A Daughter Of Iran Offers Its Women, Life & Hope!
Dr. Sousan Abadian was raised in Washington, D.C., but was born in Tehran, Iran. She shares a uniquely cross-cultural view the rest of the world might consider.
Dr. Sousan Abadian was born in Tehran, Iran, and raised in Washington, D.C. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government and an M.A. in the Anthropology of Social Change and Development from Harvard University and an M.P.A. in International Development from Harvard’s Kennedy School. She served as a Fellow at M.I.T.’s Dalai Lama Center for Ethics & Transformative Values as well as at the Harvard Center for Public Leadership. She’s also served as a Franklin Fellow at the U.S. State Department’s Office of International Religious Freedom, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, focused on preventing violent extremism. Sousan’s also the author of Generative Cultural Renewal – An Effective Resource in Ending Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting & Other Harmful Practices. As we recognize International Women’s Day 365 by speaking to women from all corners of the globe, we get a perspective on the plights of Iranian women from Dr. Sousan.