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Prince Reza Pahlavi speaks to TGS

During each term, we invite a variety of guest speakers to engage with and lecture our students and faculty on a broad selection of topics central to our location’s curriculum. In Buenos Aires, for example, students learned of Argentina’s Dirty War horrors from those who experienced it firsthand.

This term, while in Washington, D.C., we had the privilege to meet with and listen to Iran’s Prince Reza Pahlavi. Pahlavi was exiled from his homeland during the establishment of the radical clerical regime that rules today, and for the last thirty years he has served as a leader by championing the principles of freedom and democracy for those unable to speak out themselves.

This concept of restraint, which Pahlavi refers to as “the syndrome of the silent majority,” was the focal point of his discussion with our students. Advocacy can and does bring about change; we have all witnessed this during the revolutionary Arab spring that is occurring all around Iran.

Prince Pahlavi’s talk lit an ideological fire within our students, and we are now pleased to share his lecture with you. You can also find IB Language & Literature teacher Breanna Reynolds’ impressions from the day in her blog post “The syndrome of the silent majority.”

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