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Bahram Beyzaie Discusses "Crossroads" Play

Apr 23 2018 - 18:30
Professor Bahram Beyzaie gives a talk on his recent play "Crossroads." As with past productions, Professor Beyzaie will discuss the creation of the play and will be joined by the "Crossroads" cast to engage with audience questions after his talk. Part of the Stanford Festival of Iranian Arts. 

The Candle That Lit the Flame: Amnesty International and the Origins of the Iranian Revolution

Apr 17 2018 - 18:30
Roham Alvandi is associate professor of international history and Director of the Cold War Studies Project at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He explores the role of the "human rights revolution" of the 1970s and the origins of the 1979 Iranian Revolution. He is the author of Nixon, Kissinger, and the Shah: The United States and Iran in the Cold War. Add to Google Calendar

Why Was Towfigh Permanently Banned?

Apr 5 2018 - 18:30
Abbas Towfigh taught at several universities in Iran and is a poet, author, writer, satirist, and the former editor-in-chief of "Towfigh" satirical paper. He discusses the ban on the most influential satirical paper in modern Iranian history.  Add to Google Calendar

"Crossroads" by Bahram Beyzaie

Mar 23 2018 - 19:30
Performed on March 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, and April 1st at Stanford's Roble theater.  New play written and directed by Bahram Beyzaie.Approximately year eighty of the Persian calendar. In a busy crossroads of Tehran, a woman and a man run into one another, torn apart by the events of the last fifteen years! Play is in Persian. Part of the Stanford Festival of Iranian Arts.  Cast (in alphabetical order): Narges Attaran, Okhtay Azarmanesh, Hamid ...

The Power of Photography for Social Change

Mar 13 2018 - 18:30
REZA is an acclaimed photojournalist whose work has been featured in National Geographic, Time Magazine, Stern, Newsweek, El País, Paris Match, as well as a series of books, exhibitions and documentaries made for the National Geographic Channel. He discusses the importance of using images to serve social change, by training younger generations to become the actors of the future. Part of the Stanford Festival of Iranian Arts Add to Google Calendar

A Reflection on My Last Novel: Ask the Mirror

Mar 8 2018 - 18:30
Chahla Chafiq is an author, researcher, and human rights activist.  Chahla's writings both in Persian and French include essays, research articles, short stories, and novels. She discusses her newest book, Ask the Mirror (2015), and reflects on literature and exile. Part of the Stanford Festival of Iranian Arts Add to Google Calendar

[Conference] The Islamic Republic of Iran: Continuity or Change?

Mar 2 2018 - 08:15
Moderated by Larry Diamond, Michael McFaul, Abbas Milani, and Francis Fukuyama.  OVERVIEW SCHEDULE Panel 1: Politics and Society Political Elite Formation and Circulation - Mehrzad Boroujerdi Iran after Ayatollah Khamenei: Regime Dynamics and Prospects for Political Change - Saied Golkar What Befell the Democracy Movement in Iran? - Ladan Baroumand Panel 2: Culture and Media How Technology Has Helped to Transform the Society of Iran: What is ...

Reflections on the Origins of the Iranian Revolution of 1979

Feb 15 2018 - 18:30
Michael Axworthy is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies and the co-director of the Centre for Persian and Iranian Studies at the University of Exeter. He discusses different explanations for, and interpretations of, the 1979 revolution, with a particular look at the significance of religion. His most recent book is Iran: What Everyone Needs to Know (2017). *Image taken from cover of book Revolutionary Iran by Professor ...

In Search of Modern Iran

Feb 8 2018 - 18:30
Abbas Amanat is Professor of History and International Studies and Director of the Yale Program in Iranian Studies. He discusses his new book Iran: A Modern History. Add to Google calendar

Democracy in Iran: Why It Failed and How It Might Succeed

Feb 1 2018 - 18:30
Misagh Parsa is a professor of Sociology at Dartmouth College. He discusses the causes of the 1979 Revolution, its social, economic and political outcomes; revisits the Green Movement and the causes of its failure; and offers likely paths for future development and democratization. His most recent book is Democracy in Iran: Why It Failed and How It Might Succeed (2016). Add to Google calendar