Holly discussing Iran sanctions in Washington, November 2018 (Atlantic Council)

Holly discussing Iran sanctions in Washington, November 2018 (Atlantic Council)

about Holly Dagres

short bio

Holly Dagres is a nonresident fellow at the Washington-based think tank, the Atlantic Council. Currently based in London, she is also the editor of the Council’s IranSource blog and curator for the weekly newsletter, The Iranist.

Contact Holly for media or speaking opportunities.

 
 
 
 
 

LONGER BIO

Holly regularly conducts interviews for radio and television including BBC News, CNN, Fox News, The Guardian, NBC News, the New York Times, the Telegraph, and Washington Post. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including Al Jazeera, Al-Monitor, Foreign Policy, the Huffington Post, TIME, and Voice of America. Holly has been interviewed in Persian (Farsi) as well.

Holly is often called upon to consult for foreign governments and private entities, including investors and rights groups. She is also invited to speak at K-12 schools to share her knowledge of the Middle East and growing up in Iran.

Holly’s degrees include a master’s in political science from the American University in Cairo and a bachelor’s in political science and French from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is currently a member of the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) and the Iranian American Women’s Foundation (IAWF).

Born in Los Angeles to an Iranian immigrant mother and American father, Holly spent her adolescent years in Iran, from 1999 to 2006, during which time she graduated from Tehran International School. She is currently working on a memoir about her experiences.

Holly discussing US media narratives on Iran in Singapore, August 2019 (NUS)

Holly discussing US media narratives on Iran in Singapore, August 2019 (NUS)