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Iranian American Bar Association's event in Washington DC: Two Insightful Discussions


Please join the Iranian American Bar Association (IABA) for a reception and two insightful discussions presented by Mr. Houman Shadab and Ms. Shahin Hajian

Thursday, June 7th 6:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. at KPMG LLP

2001 M Street, NW, Washington, DC




6:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Outdoor Gazebo Reception, Weather Permitting (hor'dourves will be served)


6:45 - 7:15 p.m.

Discussion by Mr. Houman Shadab on "Finance and Freedom: Implications of the Growth of Islamic Hedge Funds". Mr. Shadab will discuss how the growth of Islamic hedge funds illuminates the relationship between freedom, economic growth, international trade and peace. He is a Senior Research Fellow in the Regulatory Studies Program at the Mercatus Center of George Mason University specializing in financial markets regulation. Presentation will be in English, with Farsi translation.


7:15 - 7:45 p.m.
A participant in the Meridian International Center Rule of Law Project for Iran, Ms. Shahin Hajian will speak on "The Influence of Ancient Iranian Thought on Contemporary Human Rights Law". Ms. Hajian is a leading human rights lawyer practicing in Iran. She is a member of the Tehran Bar's Human Right Commission and the Committee on Women and Children's Rights in Iran, and works closely with Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi. Presentation will be in Farsi, with English translation.


7:45 - 8:15 p.m.

Question and Answer Session


*The IABA is honored to host Ms. Hajian and her fellow delegates of prominent Iranian lawyers at this event. The delegate is currently participating in a professional exchange program on "The Rule of Law" sponsored by the Washington College of Law at The American University and the Meridian International Center ( The "Rule of Law Program" is the first of its kind for fruitful exchange between Iranian and American members of the legal profession concerning best practices in the field.


The IABA welcomes all members and friends of the IABA, Meridian International Center, the American University Washington College of Law and the George Mason University Mercatus Center to attend.


RSVP: Please RSVP to Amie Ahanchian, IABA DC Chapter Vice President at


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