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The Georgia Tech Iranian Student Association has invited an impressive group of public and elected officials to Georgia Tech for this day-long event. 

Organized by the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA), speakers include the Honorable James Clapper, retired Lieutenant General and former Director of National Intelligence; Dr. Firouz Naderi, former Director for Solar System Exploration, JPL, NASA; Maryam Banikarim, Chair, Reporters without Borders USA; Samira Jafari, Executive Editor, CNN; Samira Jali Burns, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Head Start; Davar Ardalan, Founder & Storyteller in Chief, IVOW; Honorable Stephanie Bice, Oklahoma State Senator and U.S. Congressional candidate, Oklahoma (District 5); Honorable Amir Farokhi, City Council Member, Atlanta (District 2); Honorable Zahra Karinshak, Georgia State Senator and U.S. Congressional candidate, Georgia (District 7); Amanda Makki, U.S. Congressional candidate, Florida (District 13); and Yassamin Ansari, climate strategist, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. 

The full list of speakers and more information about the event can be found here.


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  • Created By: Kayleigh Haskin
  • Created: 10/07/2019
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