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We are deeply saddened by the ongoing crisis in Iran. These interviews by Professor Abbas Milani are an effort to give context to the situation. 

In Persian/Farsi

BBC Persian interview with Abbas Milani 

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The Iranian Studies Program and French Department jointly offered a new course titled "French-Persian Cooking" (FRENLANG 60E) in the fall of 2019 for Stanford students. Four classes focused on French cuisine and four…

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Take a look back at highlights from the last academic year. Thirty events drew a total audience of more than 3,500. Co-sponsored events reached across campus to include 10 different programs, centers, and student groups. Read…

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This month Hoover Library & Archives teamed with Hoover Press to publish A Window into Modern Iran: The Ardeshir Zahedi Papers at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, which showcases the inner workings of Iranian politics…

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Daniel Khalessi, International Relations '13, reflects on his time as an undergraduate student at Stanford. He was the first student to receive a Certificate in Iranian Studies. 

Daniel recently became the first…
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By Dr. Pooya Azadi and Matin Mirramezani

The Iranian economy is experiencing a severe bout of instability which, in terms of scope and depth, has no historical precedence since the end of the Iran-Iraq war three decades ago…

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In the fall of 2019, the Iranian Studies Program highlights Persian cooking and cuisine. Through a new cooking course and book talks, we hope to share the traditions, unique flavors, and rich history of Iran's culinary legacy.…

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Iranian Women Are Suffering from Soccer Gender Apartheid by Abbas Milani in The Hill 

August 20, 2019

"Enlightened citizens, NGOs, international institutions and concerned governments have often sought ways to help the democratic…

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By Abbas Milani

"A perilous impasse exists between the Trump administration’s strident policy of “maximum pressure” and Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s no less strident policy of “no negotiation” …

Pierce at the Carnegie Endowment during his summer internship (2019)

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Peace Is The Mission!

 

By Pierce Lowary (class of 2021)

Pierce is studying Computer Science (planning an individually-designed major in cyber and international security) and minoring in Iranian Studies. He is…

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We are excited to announce that the Iranian Studies Program has relocated from Encina Hall West to the newly revitalized and renovated first floor of Encina Commons. 

Our new address is:

Iranian Studies Program…

Page from one of Shahrokh Meskoob's notebooks, now in the Green Library archive. 

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Major New Collection Joins Stanford’s Rapidly Increasing Modern Iran Archive

The papers of Shahrokh Meskoob, one of modern Iran’s most respected and acclaimed public intellectuals, literary critics, memoirists, and Shahnameh scholar and…

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Op-ed by Abbas Milani

"The U.S. is inching closer to a military confrontation with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The chances of a full-fledged war are only tempered by the fact that the majority of the House, a small…

Jason Rezaian and Brett McGurk have become close friends following Jason’s release from Iranian prison.

Photo credit: Ari Chasnoff

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Written by Ari Chasnoff, Stanford FSI

Jason Rezaian came to campus to discuss his new book, Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison, with Brett McGurk, the former special presidential envoy for the…

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By: Sadra Sadeh, Matin Mirramezani, Mohsen B. Mesgaran, Amin Feizpour, and Pooya Azadi. 

"Iran is showing an exceptional increase in the annual number of publications at a rate that leaves other fast-developing…