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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. 

New Book: "A Window Into Modern Iran: The Ardeshir Zahedi Papers at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives-A Selection"

This month Hoover Library & Archives teamed with Hoover Press to publish A Window into Modern Iran: The Ardeshir Zahedi Papers at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, which showcases the inner workings of Iranian politics through the meticulously preserved documents and photographs in the 

Iran's Large and Growing Financial Gap

By Dr. Pooya Azadi and Matin Mirramezani

The Iranian economy is experiencing a severe bout of instability which, in terms of scope and depth, has no historical precedence since the end of the Iran-Iraq war three decades ago. Iran’s current economic crisis can be attributed to decades of poor governance whose ramifications are now exacerbated by pressure from new sanctions unilaterally imposed by the U.S.

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. 

Op-Ed: "As Tensions Mount, We Must Not Forget About the Iranian People"

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 majority of the Senate, many in the top U.S. military brass, virtually all U.S. allies — save Israel, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates — and President Trump himself do not favor a war.

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