Book Reading/Signing: Behzad Yaghmaian

Wed, March 1, 2006 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alwan for the Arts Presents

Stories of Muslim Migrants on the Journey West A book reading by Behzad Yaghmaian

Wednesday, March 1, 2006, 7:00 PM

Sponsored by AMEJA (Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association)

Behzad Yaghmaian is an Iranian-born author living in the United States. Currently, he is a Professor of Political Economy at Ramapo College in New Jersey. He has taught international political economy in the United States, Iran, and Turkey.

Yaghmaian has published a number of articles on globalization and Third World Studies in various academic journals. His book, Social Change in Iran: An Eyewitness Account of Dissent, Defiance, and Movements for Rights, was written after a year-long visit to Iran during the time of the brief political opening in Iran in 1998-99.

In September 2002, Yaghmaian left the United States, traveling for two years in the Middle East and Europe following migrants from Muslim countries on the journey to the West. He lived among them, listened to their hopes, dreams, and fears, weaving together dozens of their stories of yearning, persecution, and unwavering faith in his latest book, Embracing the Infidel: Stories of Muslim Migrants on the Journey West.

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