The host of Women Worldwide, Deirdre Breakenridge, welcomes her guest to the show, Dr. Nina Ansary, the author of the book, Jewels of Allah:  The Untold Story of Women in Iran (Revela Press, June 25, 2015), which was inspired by her scholarly journey. The book seeks to illuminate the stereotypical assumptions and the often misunderstood story of women in Iran today.

In 1996, Nina moved to Los Angeles and began to pursue her passion for humanitarian causes. On the show, she openly discusses the stereotypes that western societies have about Iranian women, the characteristics of a strong woman and what she hopes to achieve through her research, book and life’s work.

A little more about Dr. Nina Ansary … Nina is an avid philanthropist, she serves on the Middle East Institute Advisory Board at Columbia University, on Columbia University’s Global Leadership Council and on the Board of Trustees of the IAWF (Iranian American Women’s Foundation. She’s is a regular contributor to  the Daily Beast, the Huffington Post and Women’s eNews, an award-winning news website which recently honored her as one of the 21 Leaders of the 21st Century. She is one of the Top Influencers on Iran on Twitter.

Learn more about Dr. Ansary on her website.