Mariam Memarsadeghi

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Mariam Memarsadeghi
Born (1972-02-14) February 14, 1972 (age 49)[citation needed]
Tehran, Iran[citation needed]
OrganizationTavaana: E-Learning Institute for Iranian Civil Society

Mariam Memarsadeghi (Persian: مریم معمارصادقی‎) is an activist advocating regime change in Iran.

Media commentary[edit]

Memarsadeghi provides media commentary on issues such as democratic transition, women's rights, civil society, civic education, Middle East politics, internet freedom, and social media. She has participated in several NPR programs, the PBS NewsHour[1] and To the Contrary. She has also appeared on Persian and Arabic language radio and television programs and is frequently interviewed about Iranian politics in both English and Persian.

Her writing has been published in journals and in newspapers including Quillette,[2] The Wall Street Journal,[3] The Washington Post,[4] and The Globe and Mail.[5]

Public speaking[edit]

Memarsadeghi has spoken on issues related to democracy at universities around the world and research institutions such as the Henry Jackson Society, American Enterprise Institute,[6] Aspen Institute, Council for Community of Democracies,[7] Council of Europe,[8] Freedom House, Legatum Institute, Hudson Institute, Texas Lyceum, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, Project on Middle East Democracy, Silicon Valley RightsCon, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.,[9] the Clingendael Netherlands Institute of International Relations, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, the Ditchley Foundation, the National Endowment for Democracy and the Danish Institute for Human Rights.

She has delivered a talk at the UK Parliament and moderated Persian language discussions at Tavaana and delivered public talks in Persian language, such as at the Conference of the Association of Friends of Persian Culture, an annual gathering of over 3,000 organized by Iranian Baha'is in Chicago.[citation needed]

She was one of the 77 judges in the 27th annual We the People finals judges.[10]


  1. ^ "Iraqi Constitution Struggle". PBS NewsHour. 22 August 2005.
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  3. ^ Memarsadeghi, Mariam; Atri, Akbar (3 November 2009). "The President Snubs Iran's Democrat". The Wall Street Journal.
  4. ^ Memarsadeghi, Mariam; Atri, Akbar (16 May 2009). "Iran Issue No. 1". The Washington Post.
  5. ^ Memarsadeghi, Mariam; Melia, Thomas O. (16 June 2005). "Iran's election is a fraud". The Globe and Mail.
  6. ^ "Markers of Reform in the Middle East". American Enterprise Institute. AEI. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Council for a Community of Democracies". Council for a Community of Democracies. Archived from the original on 8 October 2014. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  8. ^ "Culture and Cultural Heritage" (PDF). World Forum for Democracy 2013 Program. Council of Europe. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  9. ^ "Social Media and Social Activism: The cases of Brazil, Iran and Mexico". Wilson Center. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  10. ^ "Judges". We the People. Center for Civic Education. Retrieved 30 September 2014.

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