The Bilingual Lecture Series on Iran

The Center for Near Eastern Studies' Bilingual Lecture Series on Iran was launched in 2002-03 to address the Center's primary goals: to promote Middle Eastern languages not only as subjects of study but also as vehicles for intellectual communication. Organized by Professor Nayereh Tohidi (California State University, Northridge), and assisted by Peyman Malaz, a UCLA graduate student in Islamic Studies and Political Science, the scholarly presentations have generated wide interest among local Persian-speaking communities, as well as students and faculty at UCLA and other colleges and universities throughout Southern California. In addition to the hundreds of people who attend the lectures at UCLA, a much larger audience has been exposed to the series through podcasts posted on this website; local and international media such as BBC Persian; IRTV (Iranian Television); and Radio Iran (KIRN 670 AM).

In Winter and Spring of 2014, the Program of Iranian Studies is jointly sponsoring the Bilingual Lecture Series.

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Past Events

Changes and Continuities in Iran’s Foreign Relations, Economy, Politics, and Political Culture in the Era of Rouhani

In Persian. Part of the UCLA CNES and Program of Iranian Studies Bilingual Lecture Series, with the Support of the Jahangir and Eleanor Amuzegar Chair in Iranian Studies
Sunday, June 07, 2015
4:00 PM

Children’s Song Writer, Life and Work of Abbas Yamini Sharif

Part of the UCLA CNES and Program of Iranian Studies Bilingual Lecture Series, with the Support of the Jahangir and Eleanor Amuzegar Chair in Iranian Studies
Sunday, May 31, 2015
4:00 PM

A Screening of the Documentary “Six Centuries, Six Years”

Documentary film screening. In Persian with English subtitles.
Sunday, May 03, 2015
4:00 PM

Imagining a Modern Iran and the Human Sciences

A lecture in English by Ali Mirsepassi, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Director, Iranian Studies Initiative, New York University
Monday, April 27, 2015
2:00 PM

The “Marvelous” Life and Thought of Ahmad Fardid

A lecture in Persian by Ali Mirsepassi, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Director, Iranian Studies Initiative, New York University
Sunday, April 26, 2015
4:00 PM

Compulsory Veiling (Hijab) and Stealthy Freedom in Iran: A Conversation with Masih Alinejad, Journalist

In Persian. Part of the UCLA CNES and Program of Iranian Studies Bilingual Lecture Series, with the Support of the Jahangir and Eleanor Amuzegar Chair in Iranian Studies
Sunday, April 12, 2015
4:00 PM

Persian Women and Other Lies: Story-telling as Historical Retrieval

In English. Part of the UCLA CNES and Program of Iranian Studies Bilingual Lecture Series, with the Support of the Jahangir and Eleanor Amuzegar Chair in Iranian Studies
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
3:00 PM

Panel on Russo-Iranian Political Relations and Intellectual Ties

A panel discussion in Persian with Maziar Behrooz (Dept. of History, San Francisco State University), Ali Farasati (Dept. of Urban Planning, CSU Northridge) Afshin Matin-Asgari (Dept. of History, CSU Los Angeles)
Sunday, February 22, 2015
4:00 PM

Hafez, Timur and Khosrow of Delhi: A Geo-historical Investigation about the "Shirazi Turk"

A lecture in Persian by Domenico Ingenito, Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA
Sunday, February 08, 2015
4:00 PM

Iran’s Environment, Challenges and Opportunities

A lecture in English by Morad Tahbaz, Persian Wildlife Foundation
Monday, January 26, 2015
3:00 PM

A Review on the Situation of the Living Environment in Iran

A lecture in Persian by Morad Tahbaz, Persian Wildlife Foundation
Sunday, January 25, 2015
4:00 PM

A Social History of Dance in Iran

A lecture in Persian by Mansoureh Sabetzadeh, Islamic Azad University. Part of the UCLA CNES and Program of Iranian Studies Bilingual Lecture Series.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
4:00 PM

Saadi’s Non-Violent Discourse in His Violent Era

A lecture in Persian by Mohammad Navid Bazargan, Assistant Professor of Persian language and literature, Islamic Azad University (Roudehen Branch), and Visiting Scholar, California State University Northridge. Part of the UCLA CNES and Program of Iranian Studies Bilingual Lecture Series.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
4:00 PM

Hidden Liberalism in Modern Iran: The Paradox of Political Struggle

A lecture by Hussein Banai, Department of Diplomacy and World Affairs, Occidental College. Part of the UCLA CNES and Program of Iranian Studies Bilingual Lecture Series.
Monday, October 27, 2014
2:00 PM