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  • Announcements

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…

  • Publications

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…

Are you a Stanford undergraduate interested in learning more about Iranian-American issues and gaining work experience in Washington D.C.? New internship opportunity available through Stanford Global Studies: 

Submissions…

Photo credit: Vahid Zamani

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,…

  • In the News
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.…

  • In the News

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)

  • In the News

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…