Fall Calendar of Events Now Available

Aug. 11, 2023

We have an exciting lineup of speakers for fall, with the first event scheduled for Wednesday, September 6. The final location of our seminar series will be posted soon. As always, you will receive an email if you are subscribed to our "Events" list. 

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We look forward to seeing you when the fall semester begins!

All of us at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center hope you enjoy these last few weeks of summer.


Fall 2023 Calendar

September 6                          

Naghmeh Sohrabi, Brandies University

The Intimate Lives of Books in the 1979 Iranian Revolution


September 13            

Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, University of Pennsylvania

Heroes to Hostages: US-Iran Relations through Race, Gender, and Social Change


September 20

Ciruce Movahedi-Lankarani, University of Southern California

Precarious Petroleum: Volatile Reservoirs, Varies Natural Gas Compositions,

and Development in 1960s Iran


September 27            

Babak Rahimi, University of California, San Diego

Staging Taʿziyeh: Aryanism, Heritage, and the Shiraz Arts Festival, 1967-1977


October 4                               

Kusha Sefat, Tehran University

Revolution of Things: The Islamism and Post-Islamism of Objects in Tehran


October 11                             

Claudia Yaghoobi, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Transnational Culture in the Iranian Armenian Diaspora


October 25                             

Azadeh Kian, Université Paris Cité

Rethinking Gender, Ethnicity and Religion in Iran: An Intersectional Approach to National Identity


November 8                           

Djavad Salehi, Virginia Tech University

Social Inequality Indexes Before and After the Revolution in Iran


November 15             

Manami Goto, Akita University, Japan

Reimagining Iranian Cultural Identities: Stories from Emirati Youth


November 29             

Dina Esfandiary, Senior Advisor, International Crisis Group (ICG)

New Order in the Gulf, the Rise of the UAE


December 6                           

Sima Shakhsari, University of Minnesota

What Counts as Violence? Transgender Refugees, Sanctions, and Torture