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Marjane Satrapi was awarded the tenth annual Bita Prize for Persian Arts on Friday, November 17, 2017 by the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies. More than 500 people attended the ceremony celebrating the writer,…

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Project Synidcate: Trump is Strengthening Iran's Radicals (October 13, 2017)

Abbas Milani: US President Donald Trump’s decision to pursue a more aggressive Iran policy underscores his administration’s misunderstanding of the Iranian regime.…

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By Abbas Milani

A trench war, fought in our labyrinthine digital world, has been raging in the Islamic Republic of Iran for more than two decades. On one side is a youthful internet-savvy society—adept at the gender-…

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Iranian Studies students with Professor Shervin Emami and Professor Abbas Milani

 

By Alex Shashkevich

When the Iranian Studies program began in the 2005-06 academic year, only two classes were offered. Since then, under the direction of Abbas Milani, the program has…

Hoover Institution archives include posters from the 1979 Iranian Revolution. (Image credit: Hoover Institution Archives)

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By Alex Shashkevich

Stanford has amassed thousands of Persian books, official documents, letters, multimedia pieces and other materials related to Iran’s history, politics and culture.

The collections, held at the Stanford…

Long-Term, Sustainable Economic Development in Iran

The Stanford Iran 2040 Project announces the first annual Moghadam Award in Iranian Economics to recognize the best original paper on Long-Term, Sustainable Economic Development in Iran.

Bahram Beyzaie

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Sharg paper (the most widely read reformist paper in Iran) interviewed professor Bahram Beyzaie last week. Prof. Beyzaie talks about his life at Stanford and the title captures the spirit: "I feel like I'm in Iran; my ideal Iran" Professor…

Acclaimed director Bahram Beyzaie (center), the Bita Daryabari Visiting Professor of Iranian Studies, shares the stage with his actors after a Stanford...

By Alex Shashkevich

"Over the past several years, the Stanford Iranian Studies Program has focused on bringing important Iranian artists to Stanford and building awareness of Iran’s art history and culture through new…

By Alex Shashkevich

"As an undergraduate in the Iranian Studies Program, Anna Polishchuk translated top-secret documents from the Soviet Union as she researched the relationship between Iran’s pro-communist groups and the…

It is now more important than ever to engage the Iranian community, at home and abroad, in diaspora and inside Iran.

To have a more robust dialogue and engage with the most Iranians, regardless of where they happen to live, the Iranian…

Dear students, colleagues, and supporters,

As we celebrate the tenth anniversary of the establishment of an Iranian Studies Program at Stanford, the recent executive order banning Iranian citizens has greatly impacted our students, and…

Part of a new street mural by acclaimed Iranian street artist GhalamDAR in Oakland, California. 

In 2016, the Iranian Studies Program began a three-year initiative titled "Public Art, Public Spaces; Iran." The first event in this project launched in November, 2016, with a spectacular turnout and high community engagement…

Iran 2040 Project Manager, Dr. Pooya Azadi

A new research initiative at Stanford is bringing together experts to create independent data-driven analysis on the current state of Iran’s economy and what its future could look like.

Stanford’s Iranian Studies Program launched the…