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

Lost Souls: Photography of African Eunuchs & Female Servants in Qajar Iran

In English. A lecture by Pedram Khosronejad (Oklahoma State University)
Monday, May 01, 2017
4:00 PM

Iran-Iraq War (1980-88) and the Creation of the “Sacred Defense Art”

In Persian. A lecture by Pedram Khosronejad (Oklahoma State University)
Sunday, April 30, 2017
4:00 PM

Literature: Its Existence and Its Appearance

In Persian. A lecture by Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak (UCLA)
Sunday, April 09, 2017
4:00 PM

Iran-China Relations in a Changing World

In Persian. A lecture by Manochehr Dorraj (Texas Christian University).
Sunday, March 05, 2017
4:00 PM

Metaphysical Subversions in Contemporary Iranian Art

In English. A lecture by Abbas Daneshvari (California State University, Los Angeles).
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
3:00 PM

Contested Terrains of Iranian Culture

In English. A lecture by Nasrin Rahimieh (UC Irvine).
Thursday, February 09, 2017
3:00 PM

Ups and Downs of Women's Quest for Equal Rights under the Islamic Republic of Iran

In Persian. A lecture by Mehrangiz Kar, moderated by Nayereh Tohidi (CSUN). *This event was postponed during the fall quarter.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
4:00 PM

Persepolis After Alexander

A lecture in Persian by Ali Mousavi
Sunday, January 15, 2017
4:00 PM

Two Book Talks in Persian

Two book talks in Persian featuring authors, Ghobad Fakhimi, and Fredun Hojabri.
Sunday, December 04, 2016
4:00 PM

Film Screening of "Dust Flower Flame"

Film screening in Persian with English subtitles, followed by a discussion in Persian.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
2:00 PM

Ehsan Yarshater in Conversation with Mandana Zandian

In Persian. A book talk by Mandana Zandian & Houra Yavari.
Sunday, October 09, 2016
4:00 PM

About the Organizer

Dr. Nayereh Tohidi is Professor and former Chair at the Department of Gender and Women Studies, California State University, Northridge. She is currently the founding Director of the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at CSUN and Visiting Professor at UCLA, School of Education. 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.