Author of Lipstick Jihad to speak in Madison on Feb. 21st

Azadeh Moaveni, the author of the memoir Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America and American in Iran, will be speaking at Monona Terrace on Feburary 21st during a luncheon for the Madison Civics Club. The title of Ms. Moaveni’s lecture will be “Global Culture and American Youth: What Does It Mean for Our Future.”

In addition to being a best-selling writer, Azadeh Moaveni is Tehran correspondent for Time Magazine. One of the few American newspaper correspondents permitted to work continuously in Iran since 1999, Moaveni has reported extensively on youth culture and the student movement in the Islamic Republic. A review in the Washington Post for Lipstick Jihad praised her as having, ” a journalist’s eye for struggle and a memoirist’s knack for finding meaning in her own internal conflicts.”

Shiva Bidar Sielaff, UW Hospital & Clinics, will present a brief local public affairs perspective on the topic.

Price for students is $15 and includes lunch. Registration begins at 10am and doors close at 11am. Reservations can be made by calling 608-233-2316. It is necessary to reserve a place for this event.

For more information, visit the Madison Civics Club website or contact Jennifer Loewenstein at

The nonprofit Madison Civics Club was founded in 1912 by a small group of Madison women after the Wisconsin legislature failed to grant women the right to vote. The Club has met regularly since that time to promote ideas and conversation on topics of civic, national and international concern, and welcomes both men and women as members.

This event is co-sponsored by the Middle East Studies Program.