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Pari Namazie - Changing Iranian Society In The Diaspora (20 May 2016)


WiN IAEA is inviting an expert on professional skills development and intercultural relations to share her expertise with us at several events this year.

Pari Namazie has over 20 years’ experience in human resource management, talent development, training and advancement. She is a trainer/facilitator for staff and management to help improve team work and communication, and to build trust and self-leadership skills. She also works with groups going through change and helps them understand the impact this has on the individual, team and organization.

Pari holds a PhD in International Human Resources Management (2007) from Middlesex Business School in London and a BA (Hons) in Business Studies from the same university. She has published academic articles and books chapters and is a regular speaker at international conferences on HRM, intercultural competence and issues relating to women in the Middle East. She was a keynote speaker at the Risk and Resilience, Society for Intercultural Education Training and Research (SIETAR) USA Conference in Denver in April 2011. Pari is a Board Member of SIETAR Europa.


Lunchtime presentation on the Iranian diaspora: 20 May

Pari is the founder of Simorgh, a non-profit organization based in Vienna with the aim of developing closer ties and mutual understanding between Iranians, with each other and with people everywhere. Recently, she organized a photography competition called Being Iranian, open to Iranians and non-Iranians, asking what it meant to be Iranian and bringing together some 250 participants from all over the world. The jury comprised Iranians and non-Iranians involved in the arts, photography, intercultural communication, business and film. Three main winners were chosen and the top 50 photographs were issued in a book.

Through photography, this project shows how Iranian society and its diaspora are changing, what values exist within and outside Iran, how non-Iranians perceive Iranians and how photography can capture the spirit of a people and culture. Interestingly, we can extrapolate ideas from it to apply to our own cultures, which Pari will elucidate in her presentation. Please join us for a fascinating encounter.

What it means to be Iranian — communication through photography
Presentation and Q&A session by Pari Namazie

When: 12–13:30 on 20 May 2016
Where: Vienna International Centre, meeting room M0E79

WiN members free; non-members €5

Please register on line here
(if you need a visitor's pass to the VIC, you must register no later than 15 May!)

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