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Response to COVID-19

Events postponed or canceled as Stanford responds to coronavirus outbreak

In response to the rapidly evolving events surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19), Stanford University has postponed all events that involve more than 35 participants.  Additionally, many campus units have postponed, canceled, or offered to livestream smaller events to inhibit the spread of the virus.

Summer Internship Opportunity: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Intern at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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 Washington D.C. Priority will be given to Global Studies Minor students specializing in Iran.

Deadline to apply: Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Apply here

Photos from Persian Cooking Class

The Iranian Studies Program and French Department jointly offered a new course titled "French-Persian Cooking" (FRENLANG 60E) in the fall of 2019 for Stanford students. Four classes focused on French cuisine and four classes focused on Persian cuisine. These images are highlights from the four Persian classes, taught by Naz Deravian, Hanif Sadr, Faz Poursohi, and Najmieh Batmanglij.

View highlight photos from the class here


12th Bita Prize for Persian Arts Awarded to Kayhan Kalhor

The 12th Bita Prize for Persian Arts was awarded to the acclaimed musician Kayhan Kalhor. The award ceremony took place at Stanford University on November 20, 2019.

The ceremony included remarks by Abbas Milani, Provost Persis Drell, Bahram Beyzaie, and Bita Daryabari. Kayhan Kalhor performed during the last half of the ceremony. 

View a photo album from the evening here. Full video is coming soon. 

2018-2019 Annual Report

Take a look back at highlights from the last academic year. Thirty events drew a total audience of more than 3,500. Co-sponsored events reached across campus to include 10 different programs, centers, and student groups. Read about recent faculty publications; see where students traveled for Iran-related research; and explore highlights from the Bita Prize for Persian Arts, the Stanford Festival of Iranian Arts, and the Stanford Iran 2040 Project, among others. 

Major New Iran Archive Arrives at Stanford

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 commentator, were recently donated to Stanford University. 

The collection includes hundreds of letters from some of Iran's most prominent intellectuals, thousands of pages of notes, and first drafts of many of his manuscripts. 


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