Spring 2024 Wednesday Seminar Series Announced

Jan. 16, 2024

The Mossavar-Rahmani Center is excited to usher in another semester of events! All events will take place from 12:15PM to 1:15PM in Robertson Hall, Room 001. Events will include a boxed lunch upon registration. All events listed are free and open to the public. 

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Wednesday Seminar Series
Spring 2024


February 7

“Colorful” Marriages: Making Cohabitation Palatable in Iran

Maral Sahebjame, Princeton University


February 14

Facing Satan: The Iranian Revolution and Its Demons

Alireza Doostdar, University of Chicago


February 21

Music Making in Iran from the 15th to the Early 20th Century

Amir Hosein Pourjavady


February 28

Conditional Belonging: The Racialization of Iranians in the Wake of Anti-Muslim Politics

Sahar Sadeghi, Muhlenberg College


March 6

The Incarcerated Modern: Prisons and Public Life in Iran

Golnar Nikpour, Dartmouth College


March 27

Iran and French Orientalism

Julia Hartley, University of Glasgow


April 3

How Sanctions Work: Iran and the Impact of Economic Warfare

Narges Bajoghli & Vali Nasr, Johns Hopkins University SAIS


April 10

Morteza Motahhari and the Rise of New Theology in Iran

Ata Anzali, Middlebury College


April 17

An Old War for New Purposes: Contemporary Sacred Defense Cinema and Iran's Divided State and Society

Niki Akhavan, The Catholic University of America


April 24

China in the Persian Gulf

Mojtaba Mahdavi, University of Alberta, Edmonton


May 1

Making Space for the Gulf: Histories of Regionalism and the Middle East

Arang Keshavarzian, New York University