Iranian-American writer Hooman Majd, who once worked as a translator for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, will speak on campus Thursday night about the culture, people and paradoxes of Iran.

Majd’s talk starts at 7:30 p.m. in the University Memorial Center’s Glenn Miller Ballroom. Tickets, which are required for the event, are free and available at The Connection in the UMC.

Iranian-born Majd, who now lives in New York, has written for the New York Times, The New Yorker and GQ, and is a regular commentator on National Public Radio. He is the author of the best-selling book, “The Ayatollah Begs to Differ: The Paradox of Modern Iran,” in which he writes about Iranian women cab drivers and reform-minded ayatollahs to illustrate the paradoxes that exist there.

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