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Introducing myself and my journal: Hidden Faces

About Me:
I am a Masters student of Public Policy with a concentration in International and Global Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. In 2007, I received an Honors BA degree in Comprataive Literature from Oberlin College in Ohio. I grew up in Tehran until the age of 17 and moved to the United States in my last year of high school. I currently live, work and study in the US.This summer(2009) I will be in Bangladesh for a few weeks working for the Asian University for Women.


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Hi Azadeh,

Welcome to the PulseWire community! We are happy that you have joined this exciting forum of women who are lifting their voices in the name of empowerment and connecting across borders to make positive change for women everywhere!

The best way to communicate and share your voice is to write in your journal, read the journals of fellow members and offer comments, or join a group and share in the dialogue by contributing to the group journal.

One group in particular I'd like to invite you to join is the Iran Cafe . This group is a space for you to share your experience as a woman from Iran. We aim to spotlight the unheard voices of women leaders and changemakers from Iran and all those who support them. We invite you to share your personal experiences, thoughts, and visions for the future of your country and her people.

There are quite a few members on PulseWire who are students at the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh. Here are a few you might like to connect with:

Sunita Basnet

Farah Samin

Samanta Shabbir Chowdhury


We are eager to hear more of your voice here on PulseWire! Please contact me if you have any questions about how to make the most of your experience on PulseWire.

Warm Regards,

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A warm welcome

Hello Azadeh,

Wonderful to have you as a member of this vibrant, thriving global community. I checked out your blog and was thrilled to see Sunita written about and your readers urged to vote for her in the global forum.

I believe you have a story that many willed be eager to learn about- growing up in Tehran, you have a personal view of Iran's history right now that we are hungry to know.

I look forward to learning more about you here on Pulsewire.



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Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

Its so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fun time with your new online friends. I know that you will find this to be a positive experience and I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!


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Welcome to World Pulse

Hi Dear,
I am glad that you join this wonderful community. I know these days you are busy with interviewing AUW students and writing their biography but I will also suggest you to take sometime to blog this site. We cannot wait to read your post in this wonderful community.
By the way, thank you so much for your urge in your blog. Previously I didn't know that. You know, I recevied I got an email from One young world where they said that I qualify to become a delegates. they also said that they will email me for second step very soon. I know you will be so happy hearing these news.
Thank you so much.

With Love and Regards
Sunita Basnet

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It's a joy to have you as a member of the PulseWire community and I know that everyone will welcome you with open arms as they have at Asian University. I know that your experience there will be very rewarding and we have so enjoyed listening to the ideas, dreams and concerns of the students and teachers from AUW.

I love reading your blog which is at once insightful, informative, observant and at times, funny. I am also not a fan of cockroaches so had a rather vivid visual in my mind of your first nights in Chittagong. I would love it if you shared some of those thoughts here on PulseWire and if there is anything I can help you with, don't hesitate to ask.

Have a wonderful time at AUW, drink lots of water (to combat the heat) and I look forward to reading more from you soon. Best wishes,
PulseWire Community Director

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A simple dream

Azadeh, I just read your latest blog and was warmed by the scene in front of you. The week on PulseWire has been populated by stories of oppression, violence and fear so reading your blog gave me hope. Voices such as yours are speaking of a future that is bright, that lifts people from a life of despair, that shines a beacon of hope on the darkness that inhabits the crevices and cracks in society. In that classroom, the veil of oppression had been lifted and freedom of choice revealed the faces of our future. Thank you for sharing your experience and I hope you will post it on PulseWire.

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