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    زهرا رهنورد


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    Zahra Rahnavard, born Zohreh Kazemi on Oct, 31, 1945) is an Iranian artist and politician.Rahnavard was born in Boroujerd, Iran. Her father Haj-Fathali was a Fundamentalist Shiite and anti-Communist. After hearing of a gathering of Shite clerics in Iran, Haj-Fathali emigrated to Khomein in Markazi Province. Zahra Rahnavard studied art and architecture at University of Tehran. She also got her PhD degrees from Islamic Azad University in Political science. Rahnavard was among the early revolutionaries against the Shah. In the last years of the Shah, she was close to Ali Shariati, a dissident Islamist leader.She served as the chancellor of Alzahra University in Tehran, Iran, from 1998 to 2006, and as a Political Adviser to the former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami. Rahnavard was the first Iranian woman appointed as a chancellor of a university since the Iranian Revolution of 1979. After the election of president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2005 and the purging of reformist officials from the government, Rahnavard was removed from her position as the chancellor of Alzahra University in 2006.She is the wife of Iranian ex-prime minister MirHossein Mousavi, the last Prime Minister of Iran and has three daughters. Since Mousavi's entry into the 2009 presidential race she has actively participated in his campaign. Zahra Rahnavard is the author of 15 books. (Wikipedia) - Zahra Rahnavard
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    Zahra Rahnavard زهرا رهنورد Born Residence Nationality Alma mater Occupation Religion Spouse(s) Children
    (1945-08-19) 19 August 1945 (age 69) Borujerd, Iran
    Tehran, Iran
    Iranian
    University of Tehran
    Former Chancellor of Alzahra University
    Islam
    Mir-Hossein Mousavi
    Kokab, Narges and Zahra

    Zahra Rahnavard (Luri/Persian:زهرا رهنورد); born Zohreh Kazemi; 19 August 1945) is an Iranian academic, artist and politician.

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    Early life

    Rahnavard was born in Borujerd, Iran. Her father Haj-Fathali was a Sh''ia and anti-Communist. After hearing of a gathering of Sh''ia clerics in Iran, Haj-Fathali emigrated to Khomein, Markazi Province where Zahra was raised. Zahra Rahnavard earned her bachelor and master''s degrees in art and architecture from University of Tehran. She also has master''s and PhD degrees from Islamic Azad University in Political science. Rahnavard was among the early revolutionaries against the Shah. In the last years of the Shah, she was close to Ali Shariati, a dissident Islamist leader.

    Political lifeZahra Rahnavard in 2009

    Rahnavard served as the Chancellor of Alzahra University in Tehran from 1998 to 2006, and as a Political Adviser to the former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami. Rahnavard was the first Iranian woman appointed as a chancellor of a university since the Iranian Revolution of 1979. She was nominated to this post by former Minister of Science, Research and Technology, Mostafa Moin. After the election of president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2005 and the purging of reformist officials from the government, Rahnavard was removed or resigned from her position as the Chancellor of Al-zahra University in 2006, replaced by Mahboubeh Mobasheri.

    She was an active member of her husband Mir-Hossein Mousavi''s campaign when Mousavi entered the 2009 presidential election. Now she is a member of The Green Path of Hope and is one of the Leaders of Opposition. Rahnavard is also the author of 15 books.

    Personal life

    Rahnavard is the wife of Mir-Hossein Mousavi, the former Prime Minister of Iran and had three daughters: Kokab, Narges and Zahra. She and Mousavi married on 18 September 1969. They are now on a house confinement.

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