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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…

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…

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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…

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…

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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.…