Hooman Majd & Reza Aslan

Hooman Majd & Reza Aslan

Aslan is not only a perspicuous, thoughtful interpreter of the Muslim world but also a subtle psychologist of the call to jihad. —Los Angeles Times

Majd’s…unprecedented access over the last decade to two of Iran’s most prominent politicians, provides him with a deeply informed perspective on the religion, politics and culture of Iran. —Los Angeles Times

Iranian-American authors Reza Aslan and Hooman Majd have both recently published new books. The Ayatollahs’ Democracy, Hooman’s follow-up to his 2008 bestseller The Ayatollah Begs to Differ, offers an insider’s account of the political machinations behind Iran’s disputed 2009 elections. Aslan’s Tablet and Pen is an anthology of modern writing from the Middle East. Both authors will offer their unique perspectives on politics and culture in Iran.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
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Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss. Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.