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Azir Nafisi gives Tuesday’s morning lecture in the Amphitheater. Photo by Eve Edelheit.

Nafisi: ‘Freedom is not Eastern or Western: Freedom is global’

In the face of Ayatollah Khomeini’s ultra-conservative regime, Azar Nafisi showed resolve. She had spent much of her life outside of Iran, studying English and American literature. Thus, as Khomeini enacted laws to limit women’s rights, Nafisi became quite outspoken.

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Author Nafisi to address Iran, imagination

“Americans were not born with these rights. These rights were fought for. We should accept that women in Egypt or in Iran might want the same things. Rights, for women or for minorities or religious freedom, (are) not a Western thing,” Azar Nafisi said.

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