The Bilingual Lecture Series on Iran

This Quarter

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NEW DATE: Both East and West: A Commentary on the History of Modernity in Iran

A lecture by Afshin Matin-Asgari (California State University, Los Angeles)
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
2:00 PM


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Lalehzar Street: A Socio-Historical Review (in Persian)

A lecture by Ida Meftahi (University of Maryland)
Sunday, April 14, 2019
4:00 PM



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Poets of Life


Sunday, May 19, 2019
3:30 PM


Past Events

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Poets of Life


Sunday, May 19, 2019
3:30 PM



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Lalehzar Street: A Socio-Historical Review (in Persian)

A lecture by Ida Meftahi (University of Maryland)
Sunday, April 14, 2019
4:00 PM


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NEW DATE: Both East and West: A Commentary on the History of Modernity in Iran

A lecture by Afshin Matin-Asgari (California State University, Los Angeles)
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
2:00 PM


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CANCELED: Early Safavid History and the Rise of Shiism (in English)

A lecture by Fariba Zarinebaf (University of California, Riverside)
Monday, February 25, 2019
11:00 AM


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CANCELED: From Istanbul to Chicago: Iranian Diaspora Across Time and Space (in Persian)

A lecture by Fariba Zarinebaf (University of California, Riverside)
Sunday, February 24, 2019
4:00 PM


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Economic and Social Transformation in Aliabad: New Trends in Work, Life Styles, Marriage, and Sexuality

A lecture by Mary Hegland (Santa Clara University)
Monday, February 11, 2019
2:00 PM


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Days of Revolution: “Aliabad” of Shiraz in Iran and in the World in the 20th and 21st Centuries (in Persian)

A lecture by Mary Hegland (Santa Clara University)
Sunday, February 10, 2019
4:00 PM


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US Sanctions, Unfulfilled Expectations and Challenges Facing the Iranian Economy (in English)

A lecture by Hashem Pesaran (University of Southern California)
Monday, January 28, 2019
4:00 PM


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US Sanctions, Unfulfilled Expectations and Challenges Facing the Iranian Economy (in Persian)

A lecture by Hashem Pesaran (University of Southern California)
Sunday, January 27, 2019
4:00 PM


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Back to the Future: The Return of U.S. Economic Sanctions and Iran's Response (in English)

A lecture by Reza Bavafa (University of Southern California)
Monday, January 14, 2019
2:00 PM


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Back to the Future: The Return of U.S. Economic Sanctions and Iran's Response (in Persian)

A lecture by Reza Bavafa (University of Southern California)
Sunday, January 13, 2019
4:00 PM


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Iranian Modernity and the Transformation of Cities, City Planning, and Architecture: A Century of Experience

A lecture by Ali A. Kiafar (University of Southern California)
Sunday, December 9, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


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Both East and West: A Commentary on the History of Modernity in Iran

A lecture by Afshin Matin-Asgari (California State University, Los Angeles)
Sunday, November 25, 2018
4:00 PM



About the Organizer

Dr. Nayereh Tohidi

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.