Novelist, essayist, and teacher at American School of London
At a young age, Dina’s family escaped from Iran and lived for two years as refugees before immigrating to the US. She is the author of two novels and many short stories and essays exploring immigration and exile, and has won prizes such as the O. Henry and the National Endowment for the Arts. Last April, she wrote a powerful piece in The Guardian that received widespread attention called The ungrateful refugee: We have no debt to repay
Keynote focus: Dina will share her inspiring story and her thoughts on privilege and internationalism from the perspective of a refugee. As a teacher in an international school, she will tailor the talk specific to an audience of international school educators.