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Iran Colloquium

Fall 2008

September 30
Eva Orthmann
“Astrology in Iran: The Cosmic Dimension of Change: Debates on Astrology in Late Qajar Iran”.
Council on Middle East Studies and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

October 2
Global Lens/CMES Cinema: The Fish Fall in Love (Mahiha Ashegh Mishavand). Directed by Ali Raffi Persian, with subtitles in English, Iran, 2006, 96 minutes.
Presented by Fereshteh Kowssar, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Yale University
Programs in International Educational Resources (PIER) and the Council on Middle East Studies at the MacMillan Center

November 7
Richard Schottenfeld, Yale University School of Medicine
“Drug Addiction in Iran”
Council on Middle East Studies


Spring 2009

January 21
Majid Mohammadi, West Virginia College
CMES Colloquium: “Shi’ite Islamism in Contemporary Iran: Shi'ite Political Ideologies in Construction and Transition”

February 11
Said Arjomand, SUNY Stony Brook
CMES Colloquium: “Has Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ended?”

March 27
Celebrating Rumi, with Iraj Anvar. Performance reading of selected Persian poetry from the Divan of the 13th century mystic and poet, Mawlana Jalal ad-Din Mohammad Rumi, followed by English translations from: "Say Nothing", a collaborative translation of Rumi, by Dr. Iraj Avar and Anne Twitty.
Council on Middle East Studies and the Iran Colloquium

April 6
CMES Cinema: “A Moment of Innocence”
Programs in International Educational Resources (PIER) and the Council on Middle East Studies at the MacMillan Center

April 24
Cyrus Schayegh, Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University
“From Bio-medical to Social Sciences: The Shifting Frameworks of Iranian Sociocultural Reforms, 1930s-1950s”
Council on Middle East Studies and the Iran Studies Initiative

April 27
CMES Cinema: “And in Love I Live”, with speaker Pante A Bahrami, Director.

May 1
Joanna de Groot, Yale University
“Religion, Culture and Politics in Iran: From the Qajars to Khomeini”
Council on Middle East Studies and the Iran Studies Initiative