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October 2020

Bilingual Lecture Series: Kaveh Madani

October 4 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Please join UCLA Iranian Studies for their first Bilingual Lecture Series events of the academic year.  These two lectures, featuring the research of Dr. Kaveh Madani, will be held virtually via Zoom.  He will present “A Conversation with Kaveh Madani on Environmental Security in Iran and the Middle East” on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 11:30am Pacific Time. Please note that this lecture will be in Persian. To register for this event and receive the Zoom webinar information, please visit:…

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Bilingual Lecture Series: Kaveh Madani

October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join UCLA Iranian Studies for their first Bilingual Lecture Series events of the academic year.  These two lectures, featuring the research of Dr. Kaveh Madani, will be held virtually via Zoom.  He will present “Water Bankruptcy and Environmental Politics in Iran (A Conversation with Kaveh Madani)” on Monday, October 5, 2020 at 2:00pm Pacific Time. Please note that this lecture will be in English. To register for this event and receive the Zoom webinar information, please visit: https://ucla.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ICCWuSlwSOe9d7U2jSNRRw

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Pourdavoud Center Lecture Series: Henry Colburn

October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Achaemenid Egypt: The Archaeology of a Colonial Encounter Traditionally, Egyptologists have regarded the period of Achaemenid Persian rule (the 27th Dynasty, c. 526-404 BCE) as an unmitigated disaster for the Egyptians. This view, however, is based primarily on the perception that there is a scarcity of material from this period; in turn this scarcity is read through an orientalist lens as the result of oppression and political and economic turmoil. This is not to say that turmoil and oppression did…

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