The Bilingual Lecture Series on Iran

This Quarter


Negotiating Identities: Iranian Jews Conversion to Islam and the Baha'i faith

A lecture by Mehrdad Amanat, independent scholar and writer
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Derakht-e Sokhangoo

A lecture by Bahram Beyzai, film/theatre Director, screen/play writer, researcher
Sunday, November 20, 2011
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


A Night with Bahram Beyzai

Short film screening and discussion with Bahram Beyzai, film/theatre director, screen/play writer, researcher
Monday, November 21, 2011
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Fazilat-e bakhshesh dar zendegi-ye fardi va siyasi (The Virtue of Forgiveness in Personal and Political Life)

A lecture by Arash Naraghi, Moravian College
Saturday, January 07, 2012
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


The Immortal Song of Freedom

A book talk by Parvaneh Bahar, Author
Sunday, January 29, 2012
6:00 PM


Poetics and Politics of Iran's National Epic, The Shahnameh

A lecture by Mahmoud Omidsalar, California State University, Los Angeles
Sunday, March 11, 2012
5:00 PM


Iran and the Arab Spring: What is next?

A lecture by Mohamad Hossein Hafezian, Montclair State University
Sunday, April 22, 2012
5:00 PM


Iran and the Arab Spring: What is next?

A lecture by Mohamad Hossein Hafezian, Montclair State University
Monday, April 23, 2012
3:00 PM


Sayyid Zia, the First or Second Man of the Coup?

A lecture by Sadreddin Elahi, Independent Journalist and Writer
Sunday, April 29, 2012
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


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Past Events


The Frankfurt School, Authoritarianism, Islamism and Cosmetics: From 1920s Germany to the Middle East

A lecture in Farsi by Janet Afary (UC Santa Barbara)
Sunday, April 22, 2018
4:00 PM


Panel on Environment & Sustainability (In Persian)

A panel with Amir Aghakouchak (UC Irvine), Azadeh Tabazadeh (Stanford), Mohsen B. Mesgaran (UC Davis)
Sunday, April 08, 2018
4:00 PM


In Search of Modern Iran (In Persian)

A lecture in Persian by Abbas Amanat (Yale University)
Saturday, February 03, 2018
4:00 PM


In Search of Modern Iran

A lecture in English by Abbas Amanat (Yale University)
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
4:00 PM


Computers and Challenges of Writing in Persian

A lecture in English by Behrooz Parhami (UCSB)
Monday, November 20, 2017
2:00 PM


Computers and Challenges of Writing in Persian

A lecture in Persian by Behrooz Parhami (UCSB)
Sunday, November 19, 2017
4:00 PM


What Kind of Wine did Rudaki Fancy?

A lecture in English by Kamran Talattof (University of Arizona)
Monday, October 09, 2017
2:00 PM


Sexuality and Cultural Change in Iranian Cinema

A lecture in Persian by Kamran Talattof (University of Arizona)
Sunday, October 08, 2017
4:00 PM


About the Organizer

Dr. Nayereh Tohidi is Professor Emeritus in the Gender and Women’s Studies Department and founding director of the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Program at California State University, Northridge. Professor Tohidi is a visiting scholar at the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies.

Please visit Dr. Tohidi's CSUN Faculty Page for more information.