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Jun 12 2018
On Friday, March 2, 2018 the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies and the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University co-hosted a conference titled "The Islamic Republic of Iran: Continuity or Change?" The conference was moderated by Larry Diamond, Michael McFaul, Abbas...
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...
May 10 2018
On May 8, President Trump announced the US would withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and reimpose strict sanctions. The future of the JCPOA, negotiated under the Obama administration with the P5+1 and the European Union, remains uncertain. 
Apr 12 2018
Professor, playwright, author, and filmmaker Bahram Beyzaie wrote and directed his newest play "Crossroads" at Stanford University in March of this year. The play, sponsored by the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies amd part of the Stanford Festival of Iranian Arts, sold out...
Jan 9 2018
Beginning on the night of December 28, demonstrators took to the streets across Iran to protest rising food and fuel prices, corruption, and other economic hardships in the largest wave of demonstrations in the country since 2009 (Reuters).

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