Fall 2015 Seminars

The Columbia University Seminars - Seminar on Iranian Studies

Dear Iranian Studies Seminar Members and Guests,

Thank you for joining us, in this 28th consecutive year of the Columbia University Seminar on Iranian Studies. This Fall, the seminar on Iranian Studies will be meeting on the following dates:


Faculty House of Columbia University

Wednesday, September 9

Prof. Nahid Mozaffari, New York University
“Courtier, Laborer, Dancer, Spouse:
Multiple Histories of Slavery in Qajar Iran”
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Friday, October 9

Dr. Said Golkar, Northwestern University
“Captive Society: The Basij Militia and Social Control in Iran”
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(Please note that this session is moved from Wednesday 7 to Friday 9 October)

Wednesday, November 4

Dr. Nahid S. Siamdoust, New York University
“The Politics of Music in Post-Revolutionary Iran”
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Wednesday, December 2

Dr. Navid Hassanpor, Columbia University
“Modernization Theory and Development Without Democracy:
Evidence from Elections to the Iranian National Assembly 1906-1975”
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Please save above dates. 

We will gather at 5:00 pm in the lounge of Faculty House of Columbia University. The seminar will begin promptly at 5:30.

Co-Chairs: Vahid Noshirvani and Ahmad Ashraf

*To Reach Columbia University's Faculty House:
Enter the Wien Hall Gate on 116th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive. 
Walk past Wien Hall, then turn right to the Faculty House.