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Iranian Studies Students Present Capstone Projects

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Iranian Studies director Abbas Milani with students (left to right) Cameron Ramos, Atussa Mohtasham, and Rachel Roberts

May 21 2018

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 their capstone papers at the first annual Stanford Global Studies Capstone Seminar. The students came from accross campus, majoring in history, computer science, and anthropolgy (to name a few). They presented to SGS students, faculty, and staff on a wide variety of subjects ranging from Persian poetry to public opinion of the Iran nuclear deal. See the full list of topics below. Congratulations to all! 


Rochelle Rouhani - Iran's Response to International Sanctions 

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Cameron Ramos - When Schoolgirls Become Marxist Counter-Revolutionaries 

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Nazgol Agah - Rumi's Poetry in Defining My Life Purpose 

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Atussa Mohtasham - An Altar of Yearning: The Concept of Truth in Classical Persian Literature

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Rachel Roberts - The Iran Deal: Public Opinion in the American Jewish Community, Israel, and Iran 

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