Farhang Foundation Lectures in Iranian Studies at the Jordan Center for Persian Studies

Part 1

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Farhang Foundation Lectures in Iranian Studies at the Jordan Center for Persian Studies

Saturday, February 21st, 2:00-4:00pm

*Please note that the lectures are in Persian

“Centrality of Tehran in Iran’s Post-Revolutionary Political Landscape” by Mehrzad Boroujerdi

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Jordan Center for Persian Studies:

“Centrality of Tehran in Iran’s Post-Revolutionary Political Landscape”
Mehrzad Boroujerdi

Friday, February 13th, 2015
1010 Humanities Gateway
6:00-7:30 PM Talk

Tehran has played a disproportionate role in Iran’s political and cultural life both before and after the 1979 revolution. In this presentation, Boroujerdi provides a wide range of empirical data on this phenomena, and analyzes the salience of Tehran-centered political development in post-revolutionary Iran.

Mehrzad Boroujerdi is the O’Hanley Faculty Scholar and Chair of the Political Science Department at Syracuse University. He served as the President of the International Society for Iranian Studies from 2012 to 2014.

Children’s Song Writer – A Documentary film: The life and work of Abbas Yamini Sharif


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Children’s Song Writer – A Documentary film: The life and work of Abbas Yamini Sharif
Saturday, December 13, 2014

Reception: 6:00PM | Jordan Center for Persian Studies, 1st floor Humanities Gateway
Program: 6:30 PM | McCormick Screening Room

Jordan Center for Persian Studies
University of California, Irvine

* Admission is free and open to the public

“The Rise and Fall of Lalehzar, Cultural Centre of Tehran in the Mid20-th Century” a Talk by Dr. Jane Lewisohn

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Video of this past Nov. 18th: Dr. Jane Lewisohn, which was about the music of Tehran, centered in Lalehzar: “The Rise and Fall of Lalehzar, Cultural Centre of Tehran in the Mid20-th Century”

She is the Director of the important Golha Project and serious scholar of Persian music.

For her work and dedication to Persian music see:

The poster for this talk was made va an amazing artist, Kourosh Beigpour

“Memories of Decline: The Islamic Conquests of Sasanian Iran and Modern Historiography” A Talk by Dr. Khodadad Rezakhani

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Nov. 20th Dr. Khodadad Rezakhani will be here and will talk about: “Memories of Decline: The Islamic Conquests of Sasanian Iran and Modern Historiography”

What were the reasons for the collapse of the Sasanian Empire? How have modern historiansapproached this topic in the twentieth century?

The poster is made by the philologist par excellence and artist, Scherwin Faridnejad