Abbas Hakimzadeh is a prominent Iranian student activist who has served as chief editor of AUT (Amir Kabir University of Technology) News and served on the board of the largest student website in Iran, DaneshjooNews. He has been arrested three times: for his student activism at Tehran's Polytechnic University, his work on a website that published news about the government's human rights violations, and for his activities with Daftar-e Tahkim Vahdat (the Office for Strengthening Unity). Abbas Hakimzadeh currently works for Cisco Systems in California.
What Tavaana Students Have to Say
This course caused me to see democracy in a better light and encouraged me to study more. I admit that I was an advocate of a traditional society, but with the content covered in the course and my own studies, my outlook has changed completely. This class was like a catalyst for me. A process that could have otherwise taken years to play out took shape in this short span of time.
- Nastaran, Democracy Web course graduate