Sam Sedaei

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Sam Sedaei "is director of the Iran Program at Nonviolence International and an international affairs contributor to The Huffington Post. He lived in Tehran until 1999 before emigrating to the United States at age sixteen. He went to high school in Chicago and received his bachelors in economics and political science from Kalamazoo College in 2006. Sam revisited Iran during a five-week trip during the 2005 Iranian presidential elections to do research on the social and economic issues tha t related to what he saw as a revolution in the works. Sam has appeared on many different media outlets, including CNN, BBC, Voice of America, and Air America Radio. His writings for The Huffington Post focus on international affairs and American politics." [1]

"During his time at Kalamazoo College, Sam was also elected President of the Kalamazoo College Democrats for the 2005-2006 school year, founded and was the editor-in-chief of the Lux Esto Law Review [link], was invited by the board of Michigan American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to represent Kalamazoo College in a stimulated debate on affirmative action along with two other team members in the Kalamazoo District Courthouse [link] and graduated with honors.

"In the beginning of his junior year in the fall of 2004, he proposed a plan to establish a college fund to raise Kalamazoo student workers’ wages on campus with the help of alumni contributions since all student workers at the time made the minimum wage of $5.15/hour. Kalamazoo College, however, did not welcome and pursue the proposal despite genuine interest from a number of K alumni board members. [link]

"Following graduation, Sam moved to Chicago where he was elected the leader of the Economic Equity Team of the Chicago chapter of National Organization for Women (NOW).He moved to Washington DC this year to begin working as a Legislative Correspondent for a bipartisan lobbying firm, and recently joined Nonviolence International as Iran Director." [2]

His website is and he blogs at

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  1. The Role of New Media in the Iranian Elections, CIMA, accessed June 28, 2009.
  2. Bio, Sam Sedaei, accessed July 3, 2009.