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December 2001

* US - Iran Relations: recognizing Albright, New York
* Iranian-American Bar Association panel, Washington DC
* First Persian carpet expo in U.S., Los Angeles
* Nourizadeh, Yalda celebration, Chicago
* Statement: Foundation for Iranian American Rapprochement
* Radio Havaye Tazeh presents Ziba Shirazi, Berkeley
* Art: Evolving perceptions art sale
* Literature: September 11 And All That, London
* Commemorating the Forouhars, Paris
* Rumi event, London
* BBC: Letter to America
* Play "Fly Heaven", New York
* Art: Mohammad Reza Sharifi's art show, San Francisco
* Manzar Rassouli art show, Baltimore
* Panel: Sepetmber 11 aftermath, Toronto

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* US - Iran Relations: recognizing Albright, New York

During her March 17, 2000 speech to the American Iranian Council, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright called for the United States and Iran to seize the historic opportunity presented by the February parliamentary elections in Iran.

In the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks, another historic opportunity has now presented itself. On December 17th in New York, Secretary Albright will discuss the changing world situation and offer her views on how US-Iran relations have developed since her March 2000 speech >>> DETAILS

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* Iranian-American Bar Association panel, Washington DC

The Iranian-American Bar Association is pleased to invite you to a panel discussion on:

The Iranian Trade Sanctions and The Prospects for Improved U.S. - Iran Commercial Relations


Ambassador Robert H. Pelletreau
Former Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs
Partner, Afridi, Angell & Pelletreau

A. John Radsan
Special Advisor, U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Iran Commercial Initiative
Counsel, Afridi, Angell & Pelletreau
Vice President and Treasurer, IABA

Co-sponsored with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

DATE: Wednesday, December 12, 2001
TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
PLACE: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Headquarters, 1615 H Street, N.W., Washington, DC

As space will be limited at this event, please RSVP to the above email address or at your earliest convenience but no later than Monday, December 10th. We would appreciate you forwarding this invitation to other lawyers or non-lawyers who may be interested in this event.

If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to contact me.

Babak Hoghooghi
President, IABA

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* First Persian carpet expo in U.S., Los Angeles

Contact: Melissa Spraul
The MWW Group
Tel: 213 486 6560, extension 313


Expo Will Showcase Unprecedented Works Of Art, Including an Exclusive Persian Carpet Valued at $5 Million

NOVEMBER 26, 2001 (Los Angeles, California) - For the week of December 5-11, Los Angeles will play host to an unprecedented event-the Persian Carpet Expo. The Expo-produced by New Fields Exhibitions-is the first of its kind in the United States and celebrates the availability of authentic Persian Carpets to the U.S. after a 14-year embargo.

Set to take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the Persian Carpet Expo will feature the most skillfully woven carpets in the world, from some of the most prestigious dealers and designers in the world.

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* Nourizadeh, Yalda celebration, Chicago

-- A talk by Alireza Norizadeh
Sunday, December 9, 2001
1:00PM Skokie Public Library
5215 Oakton Street, Skokie

In remembrance of 3rd anniversary of murders of Parvaneh and Daryoush Forohar, Mohammad Mokhtari, Jafar Poyandeh, Majid Sharif and others. A talk by Dr. Alireza Norizade, poet, journalist and writer. Sponsored by Iran House of greater Chicago 847 673 0614

-- Adventure Divas, A TV program on Iranian woman
WTTW Channel 11
Adventure Divas
Sunday, December 16, 10:00 p.m.
"Iran: Behind Closed Cha-dors". (Part 2 of 2) Iranian film director Tahmine Milani

-- Deedar, Dinner and Dance and Yalda Celebration
Monday December 24, 7:00PM - Midnight
Reza's Restaurant on Ontario - $ 25:00 per person
Celebrate the joy of the season and the longest night of the year "Yalda" with family and friends. Deedar, diner and dancing, traditional and seasonal sweets and fruits, music of DJ and your presence will add to the festivities. Call Iran House at 847 673-0614 for information.

If you would like to receive notices about events in Chicago through IRAN-L listserv, send an e-mail to

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* Statement: Foundation for Iranian American Rapprochement

Foundation for Iranian American Rapprochement (FAIR) statement about the September 11 terrorist attacks. >>> SEE HERE

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* Radio Havaye Tazeh presents Ziba Shirazi, Berkeley



DATE: December 9, 2001

TIME: 7:00 PM

PLACE: Live Oak Theatre

1301 Shattuck Avenue

Berkeley, California

Tickets: $20

For tickets and information call 510/ 525-7313

Limited seating available

All proceeds will support Havaye Tazeh (A Persian Radio)

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* Art: Evolving perceptions art sale

Evolving Perceptions is putting a number of art work from artists in Iran on sale. Please note that most of these art works will go back to artists if they are not sold by the end of this week. You can email me till this weekend with any question. I will leave on this coming Monday till the end of this month. >>> SEE HERE

Saghar Barzmehri
EP coordinator

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* Literature: September 11 And All That, London

I am organizing this event together with "Exiled Writers Ink!", the journal "Index on Censorship" and "Five Leaves Publications": September 11 And All That: The Voice of the Outsider

Sunday 2 December at 7 pm

The Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre
University of London
School of Oriental and African Studies
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London, WC1X 0XG - United Kingdom
(Underground: Russell Square Station)

The theme will be explored by writers and singer:

Michael Arditti, novelist and critic

Reza Baraheni, poet and novelist, President of Canadian PEN

Sofia Buchuck, poet and singer

Moris Farhi, MBE, poet and novelist

Tara Jaff and Sahira Hussein, singers and musicians

Ziba Karbassi, poet

Berang Kohdamani, poet

Vida Kashizadeh, poet and musician

Salah Niazi, poet

Yang Lian, poet

Shelley Weiner, novelist

Plus Discussion Forum - Question Time - chaired by Moris Farhi with: Michael Arditti, Reza Baraheni, Eva Hoffman, Salah Niazi, Ghazi Rabihavi, Shelley Weiner


Nima M i n a

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* Commemorating the Forouhars, Paris

Paris meeting to honor Dariush and Parvaneh Forouhar, December 8 >>> DETAILS

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* Rumi event, London

Leading Iranian sufi instrumentalist/vocalist Davod Azad presents a cross cultural performance of traditional Persian sufi style songs based on the poetry of Rumi and the music of Bach. The performance includes a poetry recital by AnnMarie Terry and special guests >>> DETAILS

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* BBC: Letter to America

Just to let you know about a film I've made about September 11th, going out this weekend . Hope you can catch it: Correspondent, "Letter to America"

BBC2, Sunday December 9th, 7.15 pm.

Best wishes.

Amir Amirani

Those outside the UK who get BBC World can also see it. Check your TV lisitings.

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* Play "Fly Heaven", New York

A reading of my play "Fly Heaven" will be held on Dec 15th and 16th at The Theater Studio Inc in New York City. Please come and show your support.

Event: Reading Of Play

Play Title: Fly Heaven

Written & Directed By: Majid

Date And Time of Reading:

December 15: 8:00 pm series # 1528
December 16: 5:00 pm series # 1530

Location: The Theater Studio Inc 750 eight Ave. Suite 200 NY NY 10036
Theater Tel: 212-719-0500

Ticket Prices: Tickets go on sale one week prior to the first performance, sometimes as early as two weeks prior. Discount Tickets are $11.00 (Students & Seniors) and $14 (Adults). This discount is applicable when pre-purchased (before noon time on the day of a given show). All tickets at the door are $18.00. Seating is Limited

For Purchase of Tickets: Call The Theater Studio Inc. Tel: 212-719-0500

For Up to date infrmation: Go to My Site

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* Art: Mohammad Reza Sharifi's art show, San Francisco

Hourian Fine Art Galleries Proudly Presents recent original works of Mohammad Reza Sharifi (Isfahan)

Reception: Friday December,14 5-9PM

Exhibition December,14-December,31,2001

Location: 1843 Union Street

San Francisco,CA 94123


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* Manzar Rassouli art show, Baltimore

Manzar Rassouli's art will be on display in Baltimore this month... >>> DETAILS

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* Panel: Sepetmber 11 aftermath, Toronto

Dr. Mohit will have a meeting in Toronto on December 8 and discuss the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks... >>> DETAILS

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