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Bilingual Lecture Series on Iran 2009-2010

A lecture series exploring Iranian history, culture and society through lectures presented in English and Persian.

 

One of the Center's goals is to promote Middle Eastern languages not only as subjects of study but also as vehicles for intellectual communication. To this end, CNES initiated a Bilingual Lecture Series on Iran (formerly known as the Persian Lecture Series) in 2003, organized by Nayereh Tohidi, Professor and Chair of Women's Studies at California State University, Northridge, and a Center Research Associate. The bilingual (Persian as well as English) scholarly presentations have generated wide interest among students and throughout the Persian-speaking communities in the Southland. In addition to the hundreds of people drawn to the lectures at UCLA, a much larger audience has been exposed to the series through interviews with the speakers and excerpts from their lectures broadcast on local and international media such as IRTV (Iranian Television); Los Angeles' Radio Iran (KIRN 670 AM), the Voice of America and Radio Farda; and Internet sites such as Pars Times.

Schedule 2009-2010:

 

Up Close and Personal: Iranian Filmmakers in their Own Words
In conjunction with the visit of a group of prominent Iranian filmmakers to Los Angeles, the Academy and the UCLA Film & Television Archive will present a series of recent Iranian films, each followed by a discussion with one or more of the films principal creators.
Friday, October 09, 2009
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Up Close and Personal: Iranian Filmmakers in their Own Words
In conjunction with the visit of a group of prominent Iranian filmmakers to Los Angeles, the Academy and the UCLA Film & Television Archive will present a series of recent Iranian films, each followed by a discussion with one or more of the films principal creators.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Up Close and Personal: Iranian Filmmakers in their Own Words
In conjunction with the visit of a group of prominent Iranian filmmakers to Los Angeles, the Academy and the UCLA Film & Television Archive will present a series of recent Iranian films, each followed by a discussion with one or more of the films principal creators.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

What Price the Islamic Republic? The Meanings and Implications of the 6/12 Election
Amuzegar Chair In Iranian Studies Presents a lecture by Gholam-Reza Afkhami
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Up Close and Personal: Iranian Filmmakers in their Own Words
In conjunction with the visit of a group of prominent Iranian filmmakers to Los Angeles, the Academy and the UCLA Film & Television Archive will present a series of recent Iranian films, each followed by a discussion with one or more of the films principal creators.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Up Close and Personal: Iranian Filmmakers in their Own Words
In conjunction with the visit of a group of prominent Iranian filmmakers to Los Angeles, the Academy and the UCLA Film & Television Archive will present a series of recent Iranian films, each followed by a discussion with one or more of the films principal creators.
Friday, October 16, 2009
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Politics of Marriage in Contemporary Iran
Organized by Janet Afary (UCSB) and Nayereh Tohidi (CSUN) Conference in English
Friday, October 23, 2009
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Politics of Marriage in Contemporary Iran
Organized by Janet Afary (UCSB) and Nayereh Tohidi (CSUN)
Sunday, October 25, 2009
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

My Prison, My Home: One Woman's Story of Captivity in Iran
Haleh Esfandiari, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Monday, October 26, 2009
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

"About Elly" (Darbarye Elly)
Free screening of the acclaimed Iranian film at the 2009 AFI Film Festival in Hollywood.
Monday, November 02, 2009
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Celebrating Ethnicity: Finding Common Ground
A one-day conference devoted to an exploration of Arab, Armenian, Iranian, Israeli, and Turkish public festivals in Los Angeles.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Negahi be qavanin-e mojazat-e Eslami dar Iran
A lecture in Persian by Professor Arzoo Osanloo, University of Washington. Part of the CNES Bilingual Lecture Series.
Sunday, December 06, 2009
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Reflections on Sanctioning in Islamic Criminal Law in Iran
A lecture in English by Professor Arzoo Osanloo, University of Washington. Part of the CNES Bilingual Lecture Series.
Monday, December 07, 2009
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Jarayanat-e Islami Moaser dar Iran ve Jonbesh-e Democracy-Khahi
Irans Contemporary Intellectual and Political Trends within Islam and the Pro-Democracy Movement. A lecture in Farsi by Hassan Yousefi Eshkevari
Sunday, January 10, 2010
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Afghanistan in Ink: Literatures of Nation, War, and Exile
A one-day conference focusing on the development of Afghanistan's national literature over the past 50 years.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Pre-Positional Conjunctions: Sexuality and/in Islam
A lecture by Joseph Massad, Columbia University
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Reconceiving Middle Eastern Manhood: Islam, Assisted Reproduction, and Emergent Masculinities
A lecture by Marcia Inhorn, Yale Univeristy
Monday, February 01, 2010
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 Tahrim, Daramad-e Naft, va Eqtesad-e Iran (Sanctions, Oil Income and the Iranian Economy)
A lecture in Farsi by Professor Hashem Pesaran, Cambridge University. Part of the CNES Bilingual Lecture Series.
Sunday, February 07, 2010
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

 One Hundred Years of Oil Income and the Iranian Economy: A Blessing or a Curse
A lecture in English by Professor Hashem Pesaran, Cambridge university. Part of the CNES Bilingual Lecture Series.
Monday, February 08, 2010
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

How East Meets West Today: Economies and Cultures of the Middle East in a Global Era
A one-day conference organized by Asli Bali, UCLA
Friday, February 12, 2010
Time to be announced.

Circuits and Networks: Muslim Interactions in the First Age of Globalization
Day 1 of a two-day conference examining the role of transnational Islam and new technologies on the circulation of ideas in the globalized world order.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Time to be announced.

Circuits and Networks: Muslim Interactions in the First Age of Globalization
Day 2 of a two-day conference examining the role of transnational Islam and new technologies on the circulation of ideas in the globalized world order.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Time to be announced.

State of the Art: Anthropology of the Middle East and North Africa
Day one of a two day conference
Thursday, April 01, 2010
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

State of the Art: Anthropology of the Middle East and North Africa
Day two of a two day conference
Friday, April 02, 2010
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 The Shahnameh: Iran's National Epic
Day 1 of a two-day conference examining Iran's national epic, composed in the 10th century CE by Iran's national poet Ferdowsi.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Time to be announced.

 The Shahnameh: Iran's National Epic
Day 2 of a two-day conference examining Iran's national epic, composed in the 10th century CE by Iran's national poet Ferdowsi.
Wednesday, May 25, 2010
Time to be announced.

For more info please contact:
Amy Bruinooge
(310) 825-1181
cnes@international.ucla.edu

Center for Near Eastern Studies