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March 29-April 2, 1999 / Farvardin 9-13, 1378

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* Booksigning: A World Between, in Los Angeles


* Rights: Iran human rights meeting, New York
Concert: Shahin and Sepehr performances in Washington DC
Conference: U.S.-Iranian Agricultural Markets
Conference: Iranian studies, Maryland
Women: International conference
Conference: Iranian-Americans: Who Are We Becoming?
Music: Aldoush performance in Berkeley
Noruz: Celebration at Stanford U.
Conference: Iranian academic conference, New York

* Performance: Wilson and Glass do Rumi
* Lecture: Ehsan Yarshater Lectures Series, UCLA
Conference: Mechanical eng. conference, Tehran

* Film: Iranian film festival in Houston

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* Booksigning: A World Between

There will be a booksigning at the Ketab Boostore located at 1419 Westwood Blvd. in Los Angeles on April 25 at 6 pm with the authors and editors of "A World Between". For more information, you can check our website at, and click the blue banner stating next bok signing.

If you have any questions, please email back or contact Mr. Bijan Khalili at (310) 477-7477 at the bookstore, or (818) 908-0808 at Ketab main office.

* Iran human rights meeting, New York

Iran National Front- New York Section Invites: Join us to celebrate: the 50th. anniversary of the United Nations Human Rights Declration.

Part 1 : Mr. Mahmoud Rafi , Secretary of " The League for the Defence of Human Rights in Iran" On : " Difficulties of Islamic Republic on Conceptions of Human Rights" & Dr. Mansour Farhang on " The Necessity of Promotion of Human Rights in Iran"

Part 2- A Documentary Film : " Shamloo the Great Poet of Freedam "- 60 Minutes, Director : Moslem Mansouri; Producer: Bahman Maghsoudloo : A display of " Life, Art & Thought of Ahmad Shamloo"

Date: Saturday April 24, 1999
Time : 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Place: Mathematics Building - room 312- Columbia University; Manhattan New York. ( 116th. Street & Broadway )

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* Shahin and Sepehr performances in Washington DC

The musical duo Shahin and Sepehr are performing on April 2nd at the Borders bookstore, in Tysons corner, Virginia around 8 pm. And on April 4th they will be at the Washington Monument mall (Babak Yektafar invited us to do this one) for the Sizdah-bedar festivities from 1-2 pm. For more information go to the Shahin and Sepehr webpage and click on tours.

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* Conference: U.S.-Iranian Agricultural Markets

The Iranian Trade Association has organized an outstanding cast of leaders to address the issues of: "US-Iranian Agricultural Markets: The Law of Supply & Demand". This conference will be held on April 30th, 1999, 8:00am to 12:00pm at the Hyatt in Washington DC. BY INVITATION ONLY. Confirmed speakers are:

* U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (R-Nebraska)
* Jack Eberspacher, President, National Association of Wheat Growers
* Carole Brookins, CEO, World Perspectives Inc.
* Richard Bliss, CEO, Niki Trading Company
* Dr. Shirin Entezari, Esq., Shirin Entezari & Associates ... DETAILS HERE

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* Conference: Iranian studies

The Third Biennial Conference on Iranian Studies, May 25-28, 2000, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Bethesda, MD; organized by the American Institute of Iranian Studies (AIIrS) and The Society for Iranian Studies (SIS) ... DETAILS HERE

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* The Iranian Woman at the Threshold of the Year 2000

The Tenth International Conference of the Iranian Women's Studies Foundation presents: The Iranian Woman at the Threshold of the Year 2000 - July 2-5, 1999 Montreal, Canada Concordia University... DETAILS HERE

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* Iranian-Americans: Who Are We Becoming?

A Dialogue Convened by the Iranian-American Cultural Association on Saturday, 17 April 199, 2:00 pm-6:00 pm, at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. ... DETAILS HERE

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* Aldoush performance in Berkeley

X DOT 25 Music invites you to a concert by Aldoush & The Human Exchange: A New Interpretation of the Persian Folk Music

- Special Appearance by: Koorosh Angali, Reciting Poetry of Rumi, Hafez, Sepehri, Angali

* Scott Hill: Alto, Soprano Sax, Clarinet
* Jeff Obee: Fretless Bass
* Dave McQueen: Tumback, Daff
* John Waller: Percussion
* Aldoush: Vocals, Nazaneen, Acoustic Guitar
* Koorosh Angali: Keyboards

When: Sunday March 28, 1999 8:00 PM
Where: Freight & Salvage - 111 Addison St. - Berkeley
Tickets $13.00 in Advance/$14.00 at the door - Info: (510) 548-1761

When: Sunday April 18, 1999 8:00 PM
Where: Ashkenaz - 1317 San Pablo Ave. - Berkeley
Tickets $7.00 at the door - Info: (510) 525-5054

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* Iranian Academic Association conference, New York

Dear colleague:

It is a great pleasure to invite you to submit papers for the 4th IAA (Iranian Academic Association) Annual Conference. The meeting will convene at the City University of New York, New York City, on September 18-19, 1999. The theme of this scientific gathering has been chosen as: Oil, Petrochemicals, Energy and the Environment ... DETAILS HERE

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* Wilson and Glass do Rumi

Music composed by Philip Glass
Designed and directed by Robert Wilson

English Libretto from poems of Molana Jelaluddin Molavi (Rumi)

Where and What: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall; Portland, Oregon

Box office information: 248- 4335
$34.50 General Admission (including service fee)
Wed. April 7th, 1999, 7pm and 9pm... DETAILS HERE

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* Mechanical engineering conference, Tehran

First call for Papers ISME2000

4th International Conference of Iranian Society of Mechanical Engineers

May 16-19, 2000

Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Conference Chairman: Prof. Mohammad Durali, School of Mechanical Engineering Sharif University of Technology ... DETAILS HERE

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* Biennial Ehsan Yarshater Lectures Series, UCLA

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA Presents The Third Biennial Ehsan Yarshater Lectures Series Given By J.T.P. de Bruijn Professor Emeritus of Persian Literature, Leiden University on "Aspects of the Persian Masnavi"

* Lecture 1: "The Cycle of Human Existence: Ideas About the Past, the Present and the Future of Humanity in Persian Masnavis"
Monday 5 April 1999 at 4 PM in 147 Dodd Hall

* Lecture 2: "The Masnavi in the History of Persian Literature"
Tuesday 6 April 1999 at 4 PM in 382 Kinsey Hall

* Lecture 3: "Storytelling in the Masnavi"
Wednesday 7 April 1999 at 4 PM in 382 Kinsey Hall

* Lecture 4: "Moral and Mystical Teaching in the Masnavi"
Thursday 8 April 1999 at 4 PM in 382 Kinsey Hall

* Lecture 5: "Occasional Poems in the Masnavi" Friday 9 April 1999 at 10 AM in 382 Kinsey Hall

* The Public is Welcome -- Admission Free

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* Noruz celebration at Stanford U.

The Persian Students Association of Stanford University and The Bay Area Persian Center present:

The AVAZ International Dance Theater performing "The Silk Road" - a celebration of Noruz

Sunday, April 4th, 1999 4 PM - 7 PM

Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Stanford University

For more information and tickets, please call (650) 497-9487 or visit:

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* "Shab bekheyr maadar"

The Darvag theater group in Berkeley, California, presents Sepideh Koosha and Mojdeh Molavi in "Shab bekheyr maadar" -- "Goodnight, mother" -- a play by Marsha Norman (winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize), translated and directed by Hamid Ehya. Performances will be on March 12 & 13 at the Live Oak Theater in Berkeley .... MORE DETAILS HERE

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* Shahin & Sepehr free Noruz concert


Media Contact: Ellen Beard February 26, 1999
(703) 518-5170


Washington, D.C. - D.C. recording artists Shahin Shahida and Sepehr Haddad will perform with the band from their 4th CD World Café in two free 45-minute concerts on Saturday, March 20, at 1:00pm and 4:00pm, at the MCI Center's Discovery Channel Flagship Store, located at 601 F St., N.W. ... MORE DETAILS

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* Iranian film festival in Houston

The series offers three powerful feature films from the quality cinema made by veteran directors Mehrjui and Panahi and by newcomer Parviz Shahbazi. It also features a remarkable full-length documentary co-directed by an Iranian anthropologist and a well-known British filmmaker. Together, these films offer affectionate and devastating glimpses of contemporary life in Iran... MORE DETAILS

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Rediscover Iran

Iranian-Americans: Who Are We Becoming?

A Dialogue Convened by the Iranian-American Cultural Association on Saturday, 17 April 199, 2:00 pm-6:00 pm, at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. ... DETAILS HERE

Six-week mini-semester abroad in Iran

It is because of this desire to share these experiences with others that I have begun setting up a non-profit organization called Rediscover Iran whose goal is to create opportunities for Iranian-American youth to have direct contact with the Iranian people and their culture. This summer RI will be offering a six-week Mini-Semester Abroad in Iran where participants will engage in cultural and educational activities in addition to receiving language instruction. Some of the activities include:

- archeological dig
- living with nomads or villagers
- learning to play traditional Iranian musical instruments
- visiting industrial sites
- helping charity organizations
- travel to Isfahan and Shiraz
- etc ... MORE DETAILS