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Statement on Recent Travel Ban

Airport lobby
Jan 31 2017

Dear students, colleagues, and supporters,

As we celebrate the tenth anniversary of the establishment of an Iranian Studies Program at Stanford, the recent executive order banning Iranian citizens has greatly impacted our students, and might in future impact our ability to host scholars from around the world. As in the past, we have been working not only with the Stanford Persian Student Association (PSA), but with many colleagues at Stanford to ensure that any member of the Stanford community who is of Iranian descent is fully aware of all the rights and protections afforded to them by the University, as well as by the Constitution of the United States.  In addition to supporting our students, we will continue our work to show the realities of Iranian society and its relentless struggle for a more free, democratic Iran.

We also have a joint project with the Stanford Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) on Iran's future and encourage you to read the statement they released as well.

Stanford's response to the travel ban.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Why the Travel Ban Probably Hits Iranian Professors and Students the Hardest.

Sincerely,

Iranian Studies Program