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FARMAN FARMAIAN, Sattareh

FARMAN FARMAIAN, Sattareh. American (born Iran), b. 1921. Genres: Education, Social work, Urban studies, Women's studies and issues, Autobiography/Memoirs, Biography. Career: International Institute of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, social worker, 1947-49; Travellers Aid Society, Los Angeles, social worker, 1949-51; Cities Service Oil Company, New York City, consultant, 1951-54; United Nations, social welfare expert for Arab states, Baghdad, Iraq, 1954-58; Community Welfare Centers of Iran, founder and executive director, 1958-79; Family Planning Association of Iran, founder, executive director, and chair, 1958-79; Tehran School of Social Work, Iran, founder and dean, 1958-79; County of Los Angeles, department of social services, children's services worker, 1980-92; United Way of Los Angeles, consultant for social welfare planning on priorities, 1980-. Researcher for Tehran University, faculty of social sciences, 1958-79; adviser to United Nations, 1969-79; representative at international conferences, 1974-76; University of Chicago Annual Workshop on Population Communication, Education, and Research, annual lecturer for Community and Family Study Center, 1979-; International Association of Schools of Social Work, former board member; former adviser to South Korean government on media's role in population and social development. Publications: The Social Problems of Urbanization in Iraq, 1958; Children's Needs, 1960; County Profile of Iranian Family Planning and Social Welfare, 1965; Children and Teachers, 1966; Prostitution Problems in the City of Tehran, 1969; On the Other Side of the China Wall, 1977; (with D. Munker) Daughter of Persia: A Woman's Journey from Her Father's Harem through the Islamic Revolution, 1992. Contributor of articles about human development to periodicals. Address: 10687 Wilkins Ave No 4, Los Angeles, CA 90024, U.S.A.

Farman Farmaian, Sattareh

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