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Anita Taft is graduating this year with a bachelor’s degree in human biology with honors and a concentration in reproductive medicine, justice, and ethics, and a minor in global studies, with a specialization in Iranian…

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Ariana Kalili is graduating this year with a bachelor’s in biomedical computation and a minor in global studies, with a specialization in Iranian studies.

As she reflects on the last four years, she is most proud of the…

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Ria Reddy is graduating this year with a B.A. in international relations, with specializations in international security and the Middle East and Central Asia, and a minor in global studies, with a specialization in Iranian…

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Sasha Ronaghi is graduating from Stanford with a B.S. in computer science and a minor in global studies, with a specialization in Iranian studies.

“I chose Iranian studies because I wanted to learn the intellectual side…

Christine Mona Khademi ('12). Photo credit and copyright: Monib Khademi

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We are pleased to announce a new annual lecture titled the "Christine Mona Khademi Lecture" has been made possible through a generous gift from Monib Khademi, MBA '90, to the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies at Stanford…

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Hussein Banai is an Associate Professor of International Studies in the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he is also faculty affiliate in the departments of Political…

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We are pleased to announce the donation of the Ehsan and Latifeh Yarshater papers to Stanford University's Green Library. A doyen of Iranian Studies and Iranology, Ehsan Yarshater (1920- 2018) was born in Hamadan, Iran, and studied Persian…

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Explore highlights from the 2022-2023 academic year. Since its founding, the mission of the Program in Iranian Studies has been to undertake rigorous scholarship on modern Iran, to support the free exchange of ideas, and…

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Behzad Haghgoo graduated from Stanford in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with a focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI). After graduation, he started a company with some of his Stanford friends and built collaborative coding…

Ebrahim Golestan 

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We are pleased to announce the arrival of the Ebrahim Golestan Papers to Stanford University's Green Library. We are honored that Mr. Golestan chose to donate his important collection to Stanford—it is essential for the…

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On November 29, 2023, Stanford Iranian Studies students had the opportunity to ask questions of Iranian-American astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli, live from the International Space Station. 

Interview From Outer Space (…

Bita Mousavi

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Bita Mousavi is a PhD candidate in History and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University. Her dissertation, "The Parasitic State: Nature, Wealth, and the Iranian Nation, 1960-1990" is a history of dissent in Iran. In it, she…

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"I chose to study Iran because I wanted a window into my mother's birthplace. I wanted to understand the language, become acquainted with the literature, and to above all honor my mother's story and her background," shared…

Julia during her travels to Jordan.

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"As an Iranian-American, I wanted to dive deeply into my family's culture and language. Especially as the women of Iran lead a revolution against the regime, I feel that I now have a better grasp of current issues…

Dr. Tomoyo Chisaka

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Tomoyo Chisaka joins the Iranian Studies Program as the second Zahedi Family Fellow in spring of 2023. Dr. Chisaka is a JSPS postdoctoral fellow at the University of Tokyo, Japan. She is currently a visiting scholar at the Abbasi Program in…