The featured speaker's humanitarian association, MoHa, focuses on education and secularism and helps Iranian refugees.

La Maison Française at NYU to Present Lecture by Human Rights Activist and Novelist Fariba Hachtroudi, ‘The Arab Spring and the Iranian Theocracy’ – Jan. 30

La Maison Française at New York University will present a lecture by long-term human rights activist and novelist Fariba Hachtroudi entitled “The Arab Spring and the Iranian Theocracy” on Monday, January 30, at 7 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public at the NYU French cultural center at 16 Washington Mews (at University Place) [No. 6 subway to Astor Pl.; N/R to 8th St.].

Born in Tehran, Hachtroudi is an archaeologist by training, the president and founder of MoHa, the Mohsen Hachtroudi Association founded in 1995, a freelance journalist, writer, and novelist. The humanitarian association she founded focuses on education and secularism and helps Iranian refugees. Hachtroudi has written both novels and essays.

Her novel, Iran, Les rives du Sang, was the 2000 winner of the French Human Rights Prize for Literature. The Twelfth Imam’s a Woman? is the first of her novels to be translated into English (Key Publishing House). She is also the author of Ali Khamenei ou les larmes de Dieu, which was just published by Gallimard.

For further information about this event, contact La Maison Française at 212.998.8750 or visit


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