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The Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program is pleased to partner with the Stanford Global Studies Internship Program to provide a new internship opportunity for Stanford students. This is a great research opportunity in the heart of…

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  • Students

The Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program is pleased to partner with the Stanford Global Studies Internship Program to provide a new internship opportunity for Stanford students. This is a great research opportunity in the heart of…

Mahsa Vahdat, center, with the Kronos Quartet (left to right, David Harrington, John Sherba, Hank Dutt and Sunny Yang) performing its "Music for Change: The...

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As a direct protest to the 2017 Executive Orders limiting travel to the United States by people from largely Muslim-majority countries, San Francisco’s Grammy Award–winning Kronos Quartet created a new program featuring music from the original…

Imprisoned Iranian human rights activist Farhad Meysami has been on a hunger strike since Aug. 1. (Center for Human Rights in Iran)

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Washington Post article by Abbas Milani, Larry Diamond, Francis Fukuyama, and Michael McFaul

"In recent weeks, moral outrage has been stirred by the barbaric war that Saudi Arabia has waged in Yemen, by the Saudi government’s brutal…

Homa Sarshar 

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The Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies, in collaboration with Dr. C. Ryan Perkins (South Asian and Islamic Studies Librarian) and the Green Library, is happy to announce the arrival of a new and important archive at Stanford…

Parissa receives 11th Bita Prize for Persian Arts at Cemex Auditorium on November 9, 2018. 

Photo: Roozbeh Jafarzadeh

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The acclaimed classical Iranian singer, Parissa, received the 11th Bita Prize for Persian Arts on Friday, November 9, 2018 at Stanford University. 

Parissa has worked tirelessly to preserve the best of Iranian classical music and…

Alexandria Brown-Hedjazi in the archives 

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Alexandria Brown-Hedjazi is an Art History PhD student working towards a certificate in Iranian Studies. She spent the summer conducting in depth research on Iran and the Shiraz Arts Festival. As a Silas Palmer Research Fellow at…

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Public Art, Public Spaces initiative introduces newest project

Horizon to Horizon is a collaborative art project that connects high school students from East Palo Alto, California and Khorramabad, Iran together in dialogue. Curated by…

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This past academic year has been an important and busy year for the Iranian Studies Program. It is increasingly necessary to study and teach a more nuanced and comprehensive understanding of modern Iran, to highlight its rich…

This year, a record number of students participated in the Global Studies minor program with a specialization in Iranian Studies. Ten students were enrolled and six graduated with minors in Iranian Studies this year. Congratulations to Nazgol…

Photo credit: Vahid Zamani

On Friday, March 2, 2018 the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies and the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University co-hosted a conference titled "The Islamic Republic of Iran: Continuity or Change?" …

Iranian Studies director Abbas Milani with students (left to right) Cameron Ramos, Atussa Mohtasham, and Rachel Roberts

This June, seven Stanford students  will graduate with a minor in Iranian Studies.  This is the third (and largest) cohort to graduate with the new Stanford Global Studies/Iranian Studies minor. On May 16, five of the students presented…

On May 8, President Trump announced the US would withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and reimpose strict sanctions. The future of the JCPOA, negotiated under the Obama administration with the P5+1 and the European Union, remains…

Bahram Beyzaie and cast of "Crossroads" take a bow 

Photo credit: Arman Armawn

Professor, playwright, author, and filmmaker Bahram Beyzaie wrote and directed his newest play "Crossroads" at Stanford University in March of this year. The play, sponsored by the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies and part…

Professor Abbas Milani, Director of the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies, on PBS NewsHour.

Beginning on the night of December 28, demonstrators took to the streets across Iran to protest rising food and fuel prices, corruption, and other economic hardships in the largest wave of demonstrations in the country since 2009…