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Iran Colloquium

Fall 2012

October 11
Panel Discussion with Hillard Huntington, Stanford University; Matthew Kroenig, Georgetown University and Council on Foreign Relations; Suzanne Maloney, Brookings Institution; Ambassador Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Princeton University; and Moderator Ernesto Zedillo, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization
“A Preemptive Strike on Iran? Economic and Geopolitical Consequences”
Yale Center for the Study of Globalization

November 2
Robert D. McChesney, Professor Emeritus of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and History, New York University
“Baiting the Bull and the Bear: Afghan Policy towards Russia and Britain in the late 19th Century”
American Institute for Iranian Studies (AIIrS), South Asian Studies Council
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November 29
Poetry reading with Houshang Ebtejah
American Institute for Iranian Studies (AIIrS)
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November 30
Thomas Barfield, Professor of Anthropology, Boston University and President, The American Institute for Afghanistan Studies
“Afghans Look at 2014”
American Institute for Iranian Studies (AIIrS), Department of Anthropology, South Asian Studies Council
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Spring 2013

January 28
CMES Cinema: Documentary Iranian Taboo (Iran, 2011)
with Reza Allamehzadeh, Director
The Iranian anti-discrimination cultural society of New York and the American Institute for Iranian Studies (AIIrS)
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February 21
CMES Cinema: “Marmoulak” (directed by Kamal Tabrizi; Iran, 2004)
with Farkhondeh Shayesteh, Senior Lector in Persian, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Yale University
Council on Middle East Studies
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February 22
Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak, Professor of Persian Language, Literature, and Culture and Chair, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, University of Maryland
“The Word, the World and the Wonderful Life: Notes on the Aesthetics of Early Persian Poetry”
Council on Middle East Studies
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February 28
CMES Cinema: Fleurs du Mal (Flowers of Evil) (directed by David Dusa; France, 2012)
with Targol Mesbah, Adjunct Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies and Anthropology and Social Change, California Institute of Integral Studies
Council on Middle East Studies
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March 27
Roy Mottahedeh, Gurney Professor of Islamic History, Department of History, Harvard University
“Friendship in the Writings of Perso-Islamic Philosophers Miskawayh and Nasir al-Din al-Tusi”
Department of History, Medieval Studies Program
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March 29
A Nowruz Celebration: “The Story of Sohrab and Rostam”
A Shahnameh performance by Iraj Anvar (Visiting Lecturer in Modern Persian, Center for Language Studies, Brown University). Music: Afshin Goodarzi (Setar), Katayoun Kamyab (Vocals) and Alby Roblejo (Percussion). English rendering: Ralph Martin
American Institute for Iranian Studies (AIIrS), Council on Middle East Studies
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April 5
“Poetry as a mode of existence in modern Iran”
Setrag Manoukian, Associate Professor, Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University
American Institute for Iranian Studies (AIIrS), Council on Middle East Studies, Department of Anthropology
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April 5
A Nowruz Concert: An Evening of Persian Music and Conversation
with Sepideh Raissadat, Vocalist & Setar Virtuoso, and percussionist Naghmeh Farahmand
American Institute for Iranian Studies (AIIrS), Department of Music, PIER Outreach, Council on Middle East Studies
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April 11
CMES Cinema: Plastic Flowers Never Die (USA/Iran, 2008)
with Director Roxanne Varzi, Anthropology and Film & Media Studies, University of California-Irvine
Council on Middle East Studies, Department of Anthropology
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April 18
CMES Cinema: The Iran Job (directed by Till Schauder; US/Germany/Iran, 2012)
with Narges Erami, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Yale University
Council on Middle East Studies
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April 26
Panel: The Human Cost of Iran’s Nuclear Program
with Khosrow Semnani (Author of Ayatollah’s Nuclear Gamble) and Jonathan Schell (Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University). Moderator: Abbas Amanat (Department of History, Yale University)
American Institute for Iranian Studies (AIIrS), The MacMillan Center
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