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Mustafa Tikka, '21 is graduating with a degree in international relations and minors in global studies (with a specialization in Iran), history, and political science. 

Mustafa, will be joining the University of Chicago in…

Mohammad Reza Shajarian at Stanford University in 2010

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Maestro Mohammad Reza Shajarian and a group of concerned Iranian citizens drafted a constitution for the period of Iran’s transition to a secular democracy. A copy was left for safekeeping with Dr. Abbas Milani, director of Iranian Studies at…

Professor Bahram Beyzaie

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Bahram Beyzaie, one of Iran’s most acclaimed filmmakers, playwrights, and scholars of the history of Iranian theater, joined the Iranian Studies Program at Stanford in 2010. In the past decade Professor Beyzaie has taught thousands of Stanford…

Mehrangiz Kar

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Discussions of the women’s movement in Iran have been a part of the Iranian Studies Program since its founding and continue to be an essential part of the program. Past conversations with Simin Behbahani, Ziba Mir-Hossaini, Farzaneh Milani,…

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Based on the success of the 2019 course French-Persian Cooking, the Hamid and Christina Mogahdam Program in Iranian Studies at Stanford University offers a new course this fall on Iranian Cuisine (GLOBAL 104).

The eight-week activity…

Figure 1. The Vicious Cycle of Corruption and Political Decay in Iran

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New Stanford Iran 2040 Publication by Dr. Pooya Azadi

"Iran is currently in the midst of its deepest economic and legitimacy crisis since the inception of the Islamic Republic about four decades ago. At the root of these…

Persiana Saffari

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“While I was eager to study engineering to learn how to design breakthrough technologies, I was equally driven to have an interdisciplinary education,” says Persiana Saffari, who graduated from Stanford in 2020 with both a…

Amirah Goldberg

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Amirah Goldberg, who graduates this year with a degree in political science and a minor in global studies, with a specialization in Iranian studies, says one of her favorite memories from her time at Stanford was sitting just a…

Number of Iranian-born students in foreign countries and share of graduate students among Iranian international students in the US.

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"Migration and Brain Drain from Iran" is the newest paper published by the Stanford Iran 2040 Project. Authored by Pooya Azadi, Matin Mirramezani, and Mohsen B. Mesgaran

Executive Summary

"In this paper, we…

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Professor Abbas Milani participated in an educational video for K-14 students on the Iranian Revolution. Produced by the Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education (SPICE) at the Freeman Spogli Institute. …

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Events postponed or canceled as Stanford responds to coronavirus outbreak

In response to the rapidly evolving events surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19), Stanford University has postponed all events that involve more than 35 participants. …

Sina Javidan-Nejad

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Sina Javidan-Nejad, class of 2017, reflects on his time as an undergraduate student at Stanford. 

Tell us about your time at Stanford:

Stanford was a priceless experience. The opportunity to be surrounded by so…

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[Podcast] Post-Soleimani Life in Iran

World Class with Abbas Milani

January 15, 2020

 

[Watch] The Strike on Qassem Soleimani: Implications for Iran, the Middle East and the World" 

Panel dicussion with…

Students enrolled in FRENLENG 60E: French Persian Cooking season salmon fillets during one of the classes.

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The scent of toasted coriander seeds, rose water infused with saffron, and date molasses filled the kitchen as Stanford students practiced sautéing onions, chopping fresh herbs, and seasoning salmon fillets in a new cooking class…

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The 12th Bita Prize for Persian Arts was awarded to the acclaimed musician Kayhan Kalhor. The award ceremony took place at Stanford University on November 20, 2019.

The ceremony included remarks by Abbas Milani, Provost…