Politics alumnus Azadeh Moaveni (Oakes, '98), publishes an op-ed in the New York Times: Once I Saw Light in Iran. Now It’s Mostly Shadows.
In the piece, Moaveni reflects on her disenchantment on effecting social and political change in Iran. Moaveni remembers her experiences as a young journalist in Tehran, compared to how she feels today about political engagement.
Moaveni is now a lecturer in journalism at Kingston University in Surrey, England and recently authored, “Honeymoon in Tehran: Two Years of Love and Danger in Iran.”
Moaveni spoke at the Oakes College commencement in June 2014, is a former Middle East correspondent for Time magazine and reported from throughout the region for much of the past decade for the newsweekly as well as the New York Times Book Review, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times.