Welcome to Festival of Arts' فستیوال هنر Gallery of THE IRANIAN ACHIEVERS

Welcome to Festival of Arts' فستیوال هنر Gallery of THE IRANIAN ACHIEVERS

Nazanin Afshin-Jam: born April 11, 1979 in Tehran, Iran is an Iranian-Canadian model, singer, songwriter, author, public speaker and human rights activist. She is a former Miss World Canada and Miss World Americas winner and Miss World first runner-up, and has been an advocate for human rights in her role as president and co-founder of Stop Child Executions. She immigrated to Canada with her family in 1981. She is the wife of Peter MacKay, Canada's Minister of Justice. Afshin-Jam graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and Political Science, and studied at Sciences Po in Paris and the Queen's University International Study Centre Herstmonceux Castle in England. After graduation she worked with the Red Cross as a Global Youth Educator, teaching on subjects ranging from the Landmine Crisis, Children affected by War, the Poverty-Disease Cycle to Natural Disasters.[1] She returned to school and earned a Master of International Diplomacy from Norwich University.[4] In February 2008, Afshin-Jam was appointed by the Prime Minister's Office to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation. In May 2012, "The Tale of Two Nazanins", was published by Harper Collins, a book authored by Nazanin Afshin-Jam and Susan McClelland. She is fluent in three languages: Persian, English and French.