Virtual Conversations

In lieu of our lecture series and other public events, we have organized a series of “virtual conversations” with scholars of Iran and Persian Gulf studies. We will do our best to present a series that will introduce new scholarship and publications in a variety of disciplines.

Some of our Virtual Conversations are pre-recorded presentations that will be available on the date which is indicated on the poster.

Upcoming Conversations

Book Talk Webinar: Political Repression in Bahrain

Wed, Mar 10, 2021, 12:00 pm

Staci Strobl in conversation with  Marc Owen Jones

To register for this webinar: https://princeton.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EQ8JmumnQ0yItKE50HESyw

Iran 1400: Challenges & Prospects

Wed, Mar 24, 2021, 12:00 pm

Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi in conversation with Professors Kian, Salehi-Isfahani, and Rahimieh.

To register for this webinar:

https://princeton.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vMTcZZmsTF2bz5LBFmVSmw

Virtual Book Launch: A Revolution in Rhyme: Poetic Co-option under the Islamic Republic

Wed, Mar 31, 2021, 12:00 pm

Behrooz Ghamari Tabrizi in conversation with the author Fatemeh Shams

To register for this webinar:
https://princeton.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VO130XgNS2GPnG9P5C06-g

Past Conversations

Virtual Book Launch: Archive Wars: The Politics of History in Saudi Arabia

Wed, Mar 3, 2021, 12:00 pm

Fahad Ahmad Bishra in Conversation with Rosie Bsheer

Book Talk Webinar: Women in Place: The Politics of Gender Segregation in Iran

Tue, Feb 23, 2021, 12:00 pm

Rachel Rinaldo in conversation with the author Nazanin Shahrokni

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The Eastbound Iran?

Wed, Feb 17, 2021, 12:00 pm

Roundtable discussion on Iran's expanding relationship with Russia, China and India.

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Biden & Iran

Wed, Feb 3, 2021, 12:00 pm

A for a roundtable discussion on the [near] future of U.S. -Iran relations, moderated by Center Director, Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi.

In Character: A Conversation with Iranian American Artist Pouya Afshar

Wed, Dec 2, 2020 (All day)

In this virtual conversation held in honor of the forthcoming publication of In Character, Pouya Afshar: Selected Works 2010-2020 (Advocartsy 2021) co-hosts Amy Malek (Center Postdoctoral Research Associate) and Arash Davari (Center Visiting Sc

Book Launch: Robert Vitalis' "Oilcraft: The Myths of Scarcity and Security That Haunt U.S. Energy Policy"

Wed, Nov 25, 2020 (All day)

A Conversation with Prof. Robert Vitalis.

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Book Launch: Niloofar Haeri's "Say What Your Longing Heart Desires: Women, Prayer and Poetry in Iran"

Wed, Nov 18, 2020 (All day)

A Conversation with Prof. Niloofar Haeri.

Niloofar Haeri is a Professor of Anthropology and the Program Chair for Islamic Studies at Johns Hopkins University. She is a Guggenheim Fellow and the author of Say What Your Longing Heart Desires: Women, Prayer, and Poetry in Iran (Stanford University Press, 2020).

Iranian WomXn in Music- A Two-Day Symposium

Sat, Nov 7, 2020, 12:00 pm

Day 1: Saturday, November 7 at 12:00 PM EST
(8:30 PM in Iran, 5:00 PM GMT)
Gender issues in the post-revolutionary music scene in Iran (IN PERSIAN)

Day 2: Sunday, November 8 at 12:00 PM EST
(8:30 PM in Iran, 5:00 PM GMT)
Iranian Women in the Western classical...

Book Launch: Eric Lob's "Iran's Reconstruction Jihad: Rural Development and Regime Consolidation after 1979"

Wed, Nov 4, 2020 (All day)

A conversation with Prof. Eric Lob.

Eric Lob is an assistant professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Florida International University.

Book Launch: Paola Rivetti's "Political Participation in Iran from Khatami to the Green Movement"

Book Launch: Mana Kia's "Persianate Selves: Memories of Place and Origin Before Nationalism"

Wed, Oct 21, 2020 (All day)

A conversation with Prof. Mana Kia and Prof. Purnima Dhavan

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Filmmaking in a Foreign Land: A Conversation with Prof. Anahita Ghazvinizadeh

Wed, Oct 14, 2020 (All day)

Anahita Ghazvinizadeh is a filmmaker, a writer and an educator. She is currently an assistant professor of Cinematic Arts at the University of Iowa. She received her BFA in film from Tehran University of Art and her MFA in studio arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  

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Book Launch: Manata Hashemi's "Coming of Age in Iran: Poverty and the Struggle for Dignity"

Wed, Oct 7, 2020 (All day)

A conversation with Prof. Manata Hashemi

Manata Hashemi is a sociologist and the Farzaneh Family Assistant Professor of Iranian Studies in the Department of International and Area Studies at the University of Oklahoma.

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Book Launch: Arzoo Osanloo's "Forgiveness Work: Mercy, Law, and Victims' Rights in Iran"

Wed, Sep 30, 2020 (All day)

A Conversation with Prof. Arzoo Osanloo

Arzoo Osanloo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Law, Societies, and Justice and the Director of the University of the Washington Middle East Center.

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Book Launch: Sima Shakhsari's "Politics of Rightful Killing: Civil Society, Gender, and Sexuality in Weblogistan"

Wed, Sep 23, 2020 (All day)

A Conversation with Prof. Sima Shakhsari

Sima Shakhsari is an Associate Professor in the Department of Gender, Women & Sexualities Studies at the University of Minnesota. 

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Book Launch: Laleh Khalili's "Sinews of War and Trade: Shipping and Capitalism in the Arabian Peninsula"

Wed, Sep 16, 2020 (All day)

A conversation with Laleh Khalili

Laleh Khalili is a Professor of International Politics at the Queen Mary University of London.

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Meet our New Postdoctoral Research Associates

Wed, Sep 9, 2020 (All day)

A conversation with Dr. Maryam Alemzadeh and Dr. Milad Odabaei

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Book Launch:"How Coal Made the Middle East and Spread Global Carbonization"

Fri, Jun 5, 2020 (All day)

A Conversation with Prof. On Barak.

On Barak is a senior lecturer at the Department of Middle Eastern and African History at Tel Aviv University. He was a member of the Princeton Society of Fellows and a lecturer at the history department at Princeton University from 2009 to 2012.

"Writing Revolutions: History and Theory between Ethiopia and Iran"

Fri, May 29, 2020 (All day)

"A conversation with Elleni Centime Zeleke and Eskandar Sadegi-Boroujerdi, regarding their recently published monographs (Ethiopia in Theory: Revolution and Knowledge Production, 1964-2016 and Revolution and its Discontents: Political Thought and Reform in Iran).

Virtual Book Launch: "Tehrangeles Dreaming"

Wed, May 20, 2020 (All day)

A conversation with Professor Farzaneh Hemmasi: "Tehrangeles Dreaming"

Farzaneh Hemmasi is an Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at University of Toronto.

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"Covid-19 Public Health & the Economy in the Gulf States"

Fri, May 8, 2020 (All day)

Luciano Zaccara is a Research Assistant Professor in Gulf politics at Qatar University. He is also a former Visiting Professional Specialist at the Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies

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"Unknowing and the Everything: Mystical Thoughts in Contemporary Iran"

Thu, May 7, 2020 (All day)

Seema Golestaneh, Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Cornell University

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Paradoxes of Dual Nationality: Constraints on Multiple Citizenship in the Iranian Diaspora

Tue, May 5, 2020 (All day)

Amy Malek, Associate Research Scholar, Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies

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COVID-19 Management and the Economic Crisis in Iran

Mon, May 4, 2020 (All day)

Djavad Salehi-Isfahani , Professor of Economics at Virginia Tech. Former Visiting Research Scholar, Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar- Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies

 

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