Interview with Ahmad Nader Nadery

Ahmad Nader Nadery is a former commissioner at the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission. He represented Afghan civil society at the UN peace talks for Afghanistan at the 2001 Bonn Conference. Mr. Nadery is also the founder and chairperson of the Fair and Free Election Foundation of Afghanistan, a member of the Steering Committee of Citizens Against Terror, and on the advisory board to Open Society Institute’s Afghanistan programs. He has written extensively on politics, human rights, women’s rights and democracy in Afghanistan and is a member of the Board of Editors of the Oxford Journal on Transitional Justice. Mr. Nadery served as spokesperson for the national assembly (Loya Jerga) in 2002. He studied law and political sciences at Kabul University and earned his M.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University.

What Tavaana Students Have to Say

How good that a free space for challenging and critical discussion, where questions and answers can be exchanged with the guidance of our esteemed professors, has been created to counter the current political and social situation in Iran. I thank all of those involved with Tavaana from the bottom of my heart. I know how important you are, and I hope you will be steadfast in your future steps. Do not hesitate because giving even one bit of knowledge to one person is an effective and lasting service to the nation.
- Firouzeh, Foundations of Democracy course graduate

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