Marjan Keypour (Greenblatt) is a human rights activist and advocate for women and minorities in Iran. She is the Founder and Director of the Alliance for Rights of All Minorities (ARAM), an international network of activists which promotes equal rights for all citizens in Iran; and StopFemicideIran, an advocacy campaign which monitors and documents acts of femicide, and memorializes their victims.

Marjan is the co-chair of Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) Task Force on Middle East Minorities and an advisory board member of the Atlantic Council's Iran Strategy Project and New Union for Democracy in Iran (NUFDI). 

A passionate musician, Marjan is a producer of HOMANITY, the first-of-its-kind compilation album featuring the music of banned and underground artists from Iran. Her work has been featured in Ms. Magazine, NBC, National Interest, Newsweek, PRI, and Rolling Stone, among others.

Education
BA in sociology from UCLA
Master’s in education from Harvard University

Regions of Expertise
Iran

Issues of Expertise
Human rights, women’s rights, minorities rights

Languages
Fluent in Persian and French, proficient in Spanish

Contact Information

Please contact MEI’s communications officer, Elliott Sanders, at emsanders@mei.edu or 202-785-1141 ext. 2503 for assistance contacting this expert.

Twitter Handle: @MarjanKG

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