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  • In the News
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…

  • In the News

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)

  • Students
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…

  • Announcements

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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  • In the News
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

  • In the News

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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  • Publications

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…

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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…

  • Announcements
  • 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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  • In the News

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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  • Publications

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 

  • Announcements

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

  • Announcements

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 

  • Research
  • Students

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…