Humanities

Bilingual Lecture Series: Fatemeh Shams

Published: May 1, 2022

تنش شعر و قدرت در ایران ِ پس از انقلاب The Tension Between Poetry and Power in Post-Revolutionary Iran شعر و شاعران چه نقشی در پیروزی انقلاب ۵۷ و به مسند نشاندن حاکمان جمهوری اسلامی داشتند؟ چرا حاکمان جمهوری اسلامی به شعر اهمیت می‌دهند؟‌ شاعران حکومتی چه کسانی هستند و چگونه به عرصه شعر بعد…

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Bilingual Lecture Series: The Collective for Black Iranians

Published: February 27, 2022

A Talk with the Collective for Black Iranians: On the Importance of Centering Erased Black and Afro Iranian Histories from Iran and the Diaspora A Panel Discussion Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 11:30am Pacific Time via Zoom Panel in Persian Registration Required Please join the UCLA Program of Iranian Studies and the UCLA Center for…

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Bilingual Lecture Series: Ali Banuazizi

Published: February 14, 2022

Iranian Cultural Identity and the Politics of Religious Nationalism The lecture begins with an exploration of the various bases for Iranian “cultural identity” (Iraniyat)—including a long pre-Islamic legacy, the Persian language, Shi’ism, and the bonds and affinities among a people who have inhabited roughly the same territory for nearly three millennia. It makes a distinction…

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Bilingual Lecture Series: Ali Banuazizi

Published: February 13, 2022

هویت فرهنگی، ملی گرائی، و ناسیونالیسم اسلامی در ایران / Iranian Cultural Identity and the Politics of Religious Nationalism The lecture begins with an exploration of the various bases for Iranian “cultural identity” (Iraniyat)—including a long pre-Islamic legacy, the Persian language, Shi’ism, and the bonds and affinities among a people who have inhabited roughly the…

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From Medieval Afghanistan, “The Most Beautiful of Stories”: Jami’s Yūsuf-u Zulaykhā, a Persian reading group and workshop series

Published: January 12, 2022

The UCLA CMRS Center for Early Global Studies and the UCLA Program in Iranian Studies, in collaboration with the Center for Near Eastern Studies and the Program on Central Asia, invite scholars and graduate students from across the world to participate in the following research program: From Medieval Afghanistan, “The Most Beautiful of Stories”: Jami’s…

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Bilingual Lecture Series: Ahmad Ashraf

Published: January 9, 2022

چگونگی آگاهی ایرانیان از سلسله های ماد و هخامنشی How Has Iranians’ Awareness of the Medes, Achaemenids, and Parthians Been Shaped? Until the threshold of the Constitutional Revolution, Iranian historians were unaware of the Medes, Achaemenids, and even Parthian dynasties. There is, for example, no mention of the Medes, Achaemenids, and Seleucid kings in Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh,…

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Latest Developments in Afghanistan and Implications for Iran A Panel Discussion

Published: December 12, 2021

Ahmad Nader Nadery Former Chair of Independent Civil Service Commission in Kabul, and Member of the Peace Negotiation Team for Afghanistan The Taliban’s Return to Power and Its Implications for Afghanistan and Iran   Homeira Qaderi Afghan Writer and Women’s Rights Activist, and Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University How Women in Afghanistan have Strived for Their…

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Women, Public Spaces, and Social Participation in Iran

Published: November 7, 2021

زنان و مشارکت اجتماعی در فضاهای عمومی   Zoom Registration: https://ucla.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HiJGAxyRQsSb-YhjTbofvg Since the beginning of the Islamic revolution, Iranian women have been the focus of the Islamization of public spaces. However, this form of Islamization did not occur as expected by clerics who used many methods to frame and limit women in private and public…

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Panel 2: Economic Challenges – The Politics of Water and Gender

Published: October 31, 2021

Recent Developments and Changes in Iran Series Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 11:30am Pacific Time via Zoom Panel in Persian Registration Required Reza Ghorashi (Stockton University) Economic Challenges of Ebrahim Raisi Era Amir AghaKouchak (University of California, Irvine)  Status and Prospects of Water and Environmental Management in Iran Roja Fazaeli (Trinity College Dublin) The Gender…

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Panel 1: Health & Public Health Policy Political & Social Changes

Published: October 24, 2021

Recent Developments and Changes in Iran Series   Registration Required Sahar Motallebi (Lund University) The Public Health Structure and the Management of the Corona Crisis in Iran Mehrzad Boroujerdi (Virginia Tech) Assessing Iran’s New President, Cabinet, and Parliament Mohammad Ali Kadivar (Boston College) Contentious Politics in Iran: Recent Developments and Patterns Please click here to…

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