Experts Call for Rejection of Iran’s Election to UN Women’s Rights Commission

In the wake of the election of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), Iranian experts and women’s rights activists issued a call to reject the election of the Iranian government at an event held by the independent human rights group UN Watch, co-sponsored by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute… Continue reading Experts Call for Rejection of Iran’s Election to UN Women’s Rights Commission

Iran’s election to women’s-rights body makes a mockery of UN and feminism: Mariam Memarsadeghi in iPolitics

It is an open secret, in fact, that the global body has devolved into a primary mechanism for the world’s most brutal regimes to legitimize and sustain their rule, writes Mariam Memarsadeghi in iPolitics. Below is an excerpt from the article, which can be read in full here. By Mariam Memarsadeghi, May 7, 2021  To… Continue reading Iran’s election to women’s-rights body makes a mockery of UN and feminism: Mariam Memarsadeghi in iPolitics

Freedom for Iranians from a brutal regime should eclipse the nuclear issue: Mariam Memarsadeghi in The Hill

The only way for the free world to secure the region’s peace and stability is to help Iranians to secure their liberty, writes Mariam Memarsadeghi in the Hill.  By Mariam Memarsadeghi, April 13, 2021 Like other totalitarian regimes, the Islamist theocracy ruling Iran pays lip service to democracy with elections and other trappings of popular… Continue reading Freedom for Iranians from a brutal regime should eclipse the nuclear issue: Mariam Memarsadeghi in The Hill

Mariam Memarsadeghi joins MLI as newest Senior Fellow

OTTAWA, ON (April 12, 2021): The Macdonald-Laurier Institute is pleased to announce its newest Senior Fellow, Mariam Memarsadeghi, who will examine the new techniques of authoritarianism with a particular focus on Iran. Memarsadeghi will draw parallels to Russia, China, and other contexts to understand how Iran learns from, evolves alongside, and mutually supports other authoritarian… Continue reading Mariam Memarsadeghi joins MLI as newest Senior Fellow