Mohsen Sazegara co-teaches Tavaana's Labor Rights and Labor Organizing course and teaches Tavaana’s Free Elections and Models of Democratic Transition webinar series. He accompanied Ayatollah Khomeini on his 1979 flight from France to Iran, but his disillusionment with the Iranian regime turned him into a prominent reformist thinker and writer by the late 1990s. He published several reformist newspapers, including Jamee, Toos, and Golestan-e-Iran, which were all shut down by the Iranian government. Mr. Sazegara’s promotion of a secular and democratic Iranian constitution ultimately led to his arrest and imprisonment in 2003 on charges of propagandizing against the regime. While in prison, Mr. Sazegara waged two hunger strikes that totaled 79 days. In 2004, the Islamic Republic allowed Mr. Sazegara to go to London for medical attention. From there, he relocated to the United States, where he currently resides. In 2005, he became a visiting scholar at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and he later became a member of Yale University’s Center for International and Area Studies. Mr. Sazegara has also been a visiting fellow at the George W. Bush Institute at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.