The Bilingual Lecture Series on Iran

This Quarter

In Search of Modern Iran

A lecture in English by Abbas Amanat (Yale University)
Wednesday, January 31, 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

Why and How Iranian Identity has become so Politicized? (In Persian)

A lecture in Persian by Mehrzad Boroujerdi, Center for Near Eastern Studies Visiting Scholar (Syracuse University)
Sunday, February 11, 2018
4:00 PM

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

A lecture in Persian by Fariba Zarinebaf (UC Riverside)
Sunday, February 25, 2018
4:00 PM

From Istanbul to Chicago: Iranian Diaspora Across Time and Space

A lecture in English by Fariba Zarinebaf (UC Riverside)
Monday, February 26, 2018
2:00 PM

Past Events

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

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

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.