A glimpse inside Iran: what do you want to know about my trip?

Since I returned from Iran, I have been poring over photos and videos and preparing to report back about the amazing experience I had, and to mobilize people to take action to pressure our [...]

Studying America in Tehran

On our last day in Tehran, we had a meeting with Dr. Hosseini, professor of American Studies at Tehran University, and some of his M.A. students. The American Studies program has only existed for [...]

A carrot in one hand and a bottle behind your back

While I was out shopping near our hotel in Tehran today, I stopped in a market for a bottle of water. A man in the store named Hossein recognized that I spoke English, and when he asked where I [...]

Tourism for peace

Yesterday morning, our tour guide for Shiraz, Ashkan, picked us up at the hotel. He was very interested not only in showing us around, but in learning about the work we are doing to bring peace [...]

Road trip: Esfahan to Persepolis

Our tour guide Abbas picked us up at our hotel this morning to drive us to Shiraz, with a couple stops along the way. Today Abbas was wearing a tan hat that had “Cal” written on it in the typical [...]

Letter from Capt. Ahmadzadeh to US Navy Captain Rogers

This is another piece that Iranian writer/filmmaker Habib Ahmadzadeh asked me to share with you. Please share your thoughts in the comments section and I will make sure he sees them. Letter from [...]