Fall 2016 Seminars

The Columbia University Seminars - Seminar on Iranian Studies

Dear Iranian Studies Seminar Members and Guests,

Thank you for joining us, in this 29th consecutive year of the Columbia University Seminars on Iranian Studies. This Fall, the seminar on Iranian Studies will be meeting on the following dates:


Faculty House of Columbia University

Wednesday, September 7

Farhad Mechkat, Former Conductor of The Tehran Symphony Orchestra
“From Tehran Philharmonic to Tehran Symphony Orchestra”
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Wednesday, October 5

“Special Seminar in honor of Dr. Christopher Brunner” with the following speakers:
— Dr. Ahmad Ashraf, Columbia University
— Dr. Homayoon Beigi, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University
— Dr. Prudence Harper, Curator Emerita in the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
— Dr. W. W. Malandra, Professor Emeritus of Indo-Iranian Philology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
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Wednesday, November 9

Dr. Ali Mirsepassi, Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University
“Ahmad Fardid: Philosopher or Magician? with a movie on his Life, Ideas and Influence”
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Wednesday, December 7

Neda Bolourchi, JD, Ph.D., Mellon Interdisciplinary Fellow at Columbia University
“The Sacred Iran: Sacrificial Discourse Across the Political Spectrum in Pre-Revolutionary Iran and the Shah as a Utopist Thinker”
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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.