BREAKING NEWS: Ask Questions Directly to Iran’s New President Rouhani during Asia Society Webcast

Iran has taken a remarkable step towards a more centrist government with the recent election of Dr. Hassan Rouhani. He has vowed to reform the government, and, as he explained in his acceptance speech, to “send the voice of unity and cohesion of this nation to the world.” Rouhani vows o improve the economy and open the country’s borders, making cultural tourism and exchange a more vital part of Iran’s international dialogue.

Today, you can be part of the conversation.

Thursday, September 26, at 5:15 pm, Asia Society presents an exclusive webcast, broadcast live from New York City, featuring remarks by and an interview with Rouhani, who took office August 3. Rouhani will appear in conversation with new Asia Society President Josette Sheeran.

Sheeran would like to incorporate questions from you into her discussion with President Rouhani. Please submit your questions any time before the start of the event by:

• Posting to Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #askasia.

• Sending an email to

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Dr. Rouhani is the seventh President of Iran. He has been a Representative of the Supreme Leader to the Supreme National Security Council, a Member of the Expediency Council, and a Member of the Assembly of Experts. He held the following positions as a Member of the Majlis (Parliament): Majlis Deputy, Chairman of Majlis Defense Commission, First Deputy Speaker, and Chairman of Foreign Relations Committee. He also served as the President of the Center for Strategic Research. He holds a Ph.D. in Constitutional Law and an M. Phil. in Law from Glasgow Caledonian University (UK), and a B.A. in Judicial Law from the University of Tehran.

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