Episode 38 - "Keeping up with the times: Iran Edition"
Americans are often accused of not being the most attentive to the ongoings in the foreign policy realm. But you’d be hard pressed to find a single person who didn’t realize that Iran was a major player in our foreign policy for the first half of the summer. While it may have been pushed off of the headlines for now, the tension between the US and Iran was steadily escalating, and rise may not be over. This week’s guest is Shiva Farrokhi. Shiva is an architect by training and an entrepreneur. Born and raised in Iran, Shiva attended the University of Tehran where she received a BS in Industrial Design. She later moved to the US, where she received her Master’s in Industrial Design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Shiva currently lives in Portland, Oregon, where she is working on a host of projects including In-it, a video-based social media campaign that’s intended to help individuals spread awareness about issues they are passionate about.
I’m excited to have Shiva on the show to discuss her work, as well as the continuing development of Iran-US relations.