Tara Kangarlou is an award-winning broadcast journalist who has reported and produced breaking news, investigative pieces, and magazine-style stories on domestic and international issues.
As a multimedia journalist, she has written, reported, and produced for CNN, CNN International, NBC Los Angeles, Al Jazeera America, Huffington Post and Al Monitor.
In 2015, she led Al Jazeera America’s unprecedented access to report from Iran during the historic nuclear negotiations. She has interviewed many high-ranking politicians, heads of states, and senior government officials from the U.S. and beyond. Ms. Kangarlou has spent much time in conflict zones and in the Syrian border regions of Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey; and is a leading expert on humanitarian issues, international affairs, and the MENA region at large.
In 2016, she founded Art of Hope a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that helps Syrian refugees overcome trauma, PTSD, and psychological wounds through art-therapy and vocational training in the Middle East.
Ms. Kangarlou is currently working on her upcoming book on Iran and is a Visiting Scholar at the East West Institute.
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