The scent of toasted coriander seeds, rose water infused with saffron, and date molasses filled the kitchen as Stanford students practiced sautéing onions, chopping fresh herbs, and seasoning salmon fillets in a new cooking class, called French Persian Cooking.
We are deeply saddened by the ongoing crisis in Iran. These interviews by Professor Abbas Milani are an effort to give context to the situation.
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.
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
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.
August 20, 2019
"Enlightened citizens, NGOs, international institutions and concerned governments have often sought ways to help the democratic aspirations of the Iranian people without interfering in the country’s domestic affairs.
By Abbas Milani
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 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.