48 min

#192- Afarin Bellisario: "Silenced Whispers" | Inside Life in Iran Not in a Huff with Jackson Huff

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This week I speak with Afarin Bellisario about the the country of Iran and how it is much different than what many Westerns think. Ms. Bellisario grew up in Tehran in a family with its feet in the past and its head in the future: whereas her grandmothers could barely read, Afarin’s university-educated father and uncles were prominent members of Iran’s new technocratic elite.
Upon receiving a Ph.D. (and a subsequent MBA) from MIT, she has worked for firms such as Intel, Analog Devices, and Raytheon. Today, Afarin consults, teaches, and mentors young ventures. But writing has been a passion. In 2013, her essay “Movies with My Aunt” was published in the anthology Love & Pomegranates. The Wall Street Journal and The Boston Globe have published several of her op-eds, and she writes regularly about the clash between tradition and modernity on Medium. We talk largely about the culture in Iran and her recently published fiction book "Silenced Whispers" that shares history and culture of Iran in an easily digestible story.
This description was created in part by summarizing and rearranging the biography sent by the guest.
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Check out her book here: https://www.silencedwhispers.com/
Afarin's Website: https://www.afarin.net/
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Link to all things Not in a Huff Podcast: https://linktr.ee/notinahuffpodcast
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This week I speak with Afarin Bellisario about the the country of Iran and how it is much different than what many Westerns think. Ms. Bellisario grew up in Tehran in a family with its feet in the past and its head in the future: whereas her grandmothers could barely read, Afarin’s university-educated father and uncles were prominent members of Iran’s new technocratic elite.
Upon receiving a Ph.D. (and a subsequent MBA) from MIT, she has worked for firms such as Intel, Analog Devices, and Raytheon. Today, Afarin consults, teaches, and mentors young ventures. But writing has been a passion. In 2013, her essay “Movies with My Aunt” was published in the anthology Love & Pomegranates. The Wall Street Journal and The Boston Globe have published several of her op-eds, and she writes regularly about the clash between tradition and modernity on Medium. We talk largely about the culture in Iran and her recently published fiction book "Silenced Whispers" that shares history and culture of Iran in an easily digestible story.
This description was created in part by summarizing and rearranging the biography sent by the guest.
_____________________________________
Check out her book here: https://www.silencedwhispers.com/
Afarin's Website: https://www.afarin.net/
_____________________________________
Link to all things Not in a Huff Podcast: https://linktr.ee/notinahuffpodcast
Please follow/subscribe to the podcast to be the first to see new episodes when they come out each week. Be extra awesome and rate us on Apple Podcast and Spotify! :)

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