Iranian Democracy Front Conference. July 28, 2014

کنفرانس جبهه همآهنگ مبارزان ایران

Conference Topic:           Human Rights Violations in Iran

When:                  Monday, July 28, 2014

Where:                 Washington, D.C.

Video:

IDF Conference video. July 28, 2014

PDF File: IDF Conference Press Release

Speakers:

Dr. Assadollah Nasre Esfahani

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Dr. Assdollah Nasre Esfahani is the spokesman of the Iranian Democracy Front. He was Iran’s Minister of the Interior, Governor of Fars Province, and Governor of Kerman Province. He was a professor at Tehran University, where he taught economic planning and macroeconomics.

Dr. Reza Taghizadeh

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Dr. Reza Taghizadeh is an adviser of the Iranian Democracy Front. He is an international consultant for energy companies. He is a contributor to several news programs, and he is a political analyst specializing in Middle East issues. He obtained a PhD in international relations from the University of Glasgow. 

Dr. Nosrat Vahedi

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Dr. Nosrat Vahedi is an adviser of the Iranian Solidarity Congress (ISC is a member of the Iranian Democracy Front). He was a professor at Munich University, Germany. He also taught at Tehran University. He is the founder of Pars College in Tehran, Iran and Dean of its Physics Department. Dr. Vahedi is a physicist and mathematician. 

Dr. Akbar Torbat Esfahani

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Dr. Akbar Torbat Esfahani earned a Master of Science degree from Tehran Polytechnic (Amir Kabir University of Technology), a second Master of Science degree in industrial engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington, a Master of Arts degree and a Ph.D. in Political Economy from the University of Texas at Dallas. His field of specialization is international political economy. He has taught at the University of California – Los Angeles, the University of Southern California, and several campuses of California State University. At present he teaches at California State University, Los Angeles.  

The Honorable Bijan R. Kian

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Hon. Kian is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of GreenZone Systems, an advanced technology firm based in Washington DC. He has also served as a Senior Advisor to Gallup since 2011. Mr. Kian was a member of the board of directors and Chairman of The Audit Committee of the Export Import Bank of The United States and a member of the White House Business Council. He was appointed as a Senior Fellow for Global Public Policy at the United States Naval Postgraduate School. He served in that position from June 2011 to July 2013 where he focused on broad based interdisciplinary research informed education programs investigating the interaction of globalization and the United States national security, in support of the United States National Security Strategy, the National Defense Strategy, the National Strategy for Homeland Defense, and the Navy’s Maritime Strategy. 

Mr. Kian is a former director of foreign investment for the State of California where he led the attraction, retention and expansion of California’s $92 billion in foreign investment from 1995 to 1997. He also served twice as Commissioner of Economic Development for the State of California from 1993 to 1995 and a member of the Board of Directors of California’s Housing Finance Agency in 1999.

With over four decades of service in public and private sectors as well as academia, Mr. Kian is a 2009 recipient of Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

Mr. Kian is a graduate of the University of Brighton in Sussex England, and has continued his education in epistemology and philosophy at Oxford as well as national and international security at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.