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A Discussion with Omid Nouripour

Jul 21 2008 12:00 am
Inside Iran and German Policy Toward Iran:
A discussion with Omid Nouripour
Co-sponsored with The Political Salon
Monday, July 21
Moderated by World Policy Institute Executive Director Michele Wucker and Political Salon organizer Steve Sokol
Omid Nouripour was born in Tehran and emigrated to Germany in 1988. He first worked on an initiative for strengthening the rights of migrants in Germany, and later was actively engaged in his home state of Hessen's Working Committee for Migration in Europe. From 1999 to 2003 he was the spokesperson for the Youth Organization of the Green Party in Hessen.  In December of 2002, Mr. Nouripour was elected onto the Managing Board of the federal Green Party and stayed in office until December 2006.
Mr. Nouripour has been a member of the Bundestag since September 1, 2006, when he assumed the seat of Joschka Fischer, the former German Foreign Minister. He works primarily on European Justice and Home Affairs and is a member of the Committee on European Union affairs. He is a deputy member of the Budget Committee and the Committee on Legal Affairs. He is also the spokesperson of the Federal Working Committee on Migrants and Refugees of the Green Party.               
Mr. Nouripour studied German Philology, Political Science, and Law, as well as Philosophy and Macroeconomics at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz. He has worked as an assistant to a member of European Parliament and as a journalist for one of Germany's largest newspapers.
The Political Salon, organized by Steve Sokol in 2003 to promote dialogue among the next generation of leaders in business, policy, and the media, regularly convenes a diverse group of young professionals to discuss global policy challenges. Attendees are diverse in terms of nationality, profession, and political persuasion. 
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