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Mehrnoush Shafiei

Writer / Editor

Location icon Beirut, Tehran, Montreal

Specializing in Middle Eastern politics and culture.

Portfolio

IRAN

Brownbook
07/08/2014
The Fruit House

In rural Iran, a simple house for storing fruit is a lesson in Persian minimalism.

Brownbook
10/15/2014
Sofreh-ye Aghd

From kohl eyeliner to gold coins, Iranian wedding gifts date back to Zoroastrian times.

LEBANON

Features
Beirut by the Book

It is only fitting that a place like Beirut, so comfortable with its contradictions would feel so at home in literature, a space capable of hosting competing narratives.

LAU web story
07/19/2013
The Art of Chaouki Chamoun

Chaouki Chamoun’s signature motif of expansive, empty spaces which the promise of the unknown.

FASHION

LAU magazine
09/01/2013
ELIE SAAB Profile

Elie Saab reinvented Lebanese haute couture, spawned legions of imitators and generations of apprentices.

Aishti Magazine, Issue 72
07/03/2014
The New Fit

A modus vivendi between sportsmanship and showmanship has occurred thanks to technology.

Aishti Magazine, Issue 73
08/13/2014
Cerebral Chic

An ode to the scholarly, designers are drawing inspiration from the back-to-school buzz and tabula rasa optimism that accompanies fall.

CULTURE

LAU Magazine
08/06/2013
More than a Fig Leaf

From the stark elegance of nun's habits to the geometry and mystique of the veil, religious dress has long inspired fashion.

LAU magazine
10/01/2013
Brave New Classroom

From digital books to online courses, the traditional classroom is being challenged. What is the role of teachers in the future of education?

POLITICS

Geopoliticalmonitor
02/03/2012
OPINION: War with Iran Unlikely

The recently passed economic sanctions on Iran will do nothing to force the hand of the Iranian regime.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
04/14/2012
Turkey's Relations with a Changing Arab World

As Turkey's influence in the Middle East continues to grow, it is important to understand the dynamics of changing relations.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
01/25/2012
The Banking Industry in Lebanon

The Lebanese financial sector has encountered many changes and challenges in the past decade.

LAU website
06/26/2014
The Gender Question in Iraq

An event that brought together academics and researchers from six different countries, participants discussed the challenges they face as researchers in studying gender.

Issuu
Weathering the Storm

The Beirut Marathon has an impressive record of going on as planned in spite of challenging circumstances.