Speaker Biography

Weekly Guest Speakers

Mr. Kambiz Hakim

Mr. Kambiz Hakim was born in Tehran Iran, at the age of fourteen, He went to England for his education. In 1968 He moved to New York and studied Engineering at the New York University School of Engineering, which He graduated from in 1972. He lived and worked in New York until 2009, during that […] Read More

Mrs. Kathryn Jewett-Hogenson

Kathryn Jewett-Hogenson is the author of Lighting the Western Sky: The Hearst Pilgrimage and the Establishment of the Baha’i Faith in the West. Picking up where she left off with that first book, she is now writing a biography of Hand of the Cause of God Horace Holley, who was in Paris in 1913. Hogenson […] Read More

Mr. Sameer Sharma

Sameer Sharma is an IT Professional and he has managed to compile a comprehensive list of skills and resources as an IT professional – Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco certified IT Professional, Consultant, Start-up mentor, Journalist, a digital marketer, an image-maker, a journalist, an environmental activist, a green(environmentally friendly businessman), and above all a “moral enabler!“He has […] Read More

Dr. Hussein Ahdieh

He was born and raised in Nayriz, Iran, He is a sixth-generation Bahá’í, his ancestors figuring among the first in Nayriz to accept the Bábi and later Bahá’í Faith. Hussein immigrated to the United States as a young man of 17. Like many immigrants seeking a better life in America, he worked and attended college […] Read More

Mr. Steve Zaloudek

Steve Zaloudek is a practicing trial attorney in Tampa, Florida. He was involved in a variety of race unity building activities as a Baha’i youth in Atlanta sponsored by the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change and spent a Summer during law school interning at the MLK, Jr. Federal Holiday Commission. As a lawyer, about […] Read More

Dr. Nader Saiedi

Nader Saiedi teaches Baha’i studies at UCLA. He was born in Tehran, Iran. He holds a master’s degree in economics from Pahlavi University in Shiraz and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin. For over 25 years he was a professor of sociology at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. In 2013, he became […] Read More

Anthony A. Lee, Ph.D.

He is a retired professor of African and African American history, who taught most recently at UCLA and West Los Angeles College. He has published a number of books and papers on the history of the Baha’i Faith in Africa and in Iran. He is co-owner of Kalimat Press www.kalimat.com, a small, independent Baha’i publishing […] Read More

Dr. Jay R Miller, DC, DACNB

Dr. Miller is a chiropractic physician and chiropractic neurologist. He has been in private practice for the past 30 years and has recently relocated to the Washington, DC area. He has been a member of the Baha’i Faith since early childhood. His pursuit of understanding Baha’u’llah’s teachings on the essential harmony of science and religion […] Read More

Dr. John Woodall

Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you living in better conditions.- Hafiz Dr. John Woodall is a Board Certified Psychiatrist formerly of the faculty of Harvard Medical School and the Founder and Director of the Unity Project, a resilience learning system that was developed to promote resilient strengths […] Read More

Graham R Nicholson

Graduated with LLB (hons) in Uni Western Australia in the mid 60s.  Practiced law briefly as a solicitor before moving to Darwin in 1974 as a public lawyer. First member of the new NT Dept of Law on grant of NT Self-Government.  First NT Crown Solicitor.  Later NT Senior Crown Counsel with NT Department of […] Read More