Episode 50: Trita Parsi

Trita Parsi is the founder of the National Iranian American Council. He tells Mark the story of his family’s escape from Iran to Sweden during the revolution, and how he eventually came to Washington, D.C.  Parsi is a scholar, activist, and media personality who has written extensively on middle east affairs. In this episode, he discusses some of the domestic barriers to a nuclear deal facing Iranian moderates; his amazing personal story; and how he came to found America’s only organization dedicated to the political mobilization of Iran’s diaspora in the USA.