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April 12-April 16, 1999 / Farrvardin 23-27, 1378

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* Conference: Iranian-Americans: Who Are We Becoming?


* Charity: Worthy cause
* Booksigning: Booksigning in Virginia
Conference: Tehran seminar on Caspain Sea
Music: Traditional/Folk Music, Seattle

* Music: FREE Persian concert, Mountain View
Art: Gallery Ovissi: 1001 Arabian Nights
Art: Aileen Falah's art in DC
Language: Persian courses at University of Texas

* Booksigning: A World Between, in Los Angeles
Rights: Iran human rights meeting, New York

* Conference: U.S.-Iranian Agricultural Markets
Conference: Iranian studies, Maryland
Women: International conference

* Music: Aldoush performance in Berkeley
* Conference: Iranian academic conference, New York
* Performance: Wilson and Glass do Rumi
* Conference: Mechanical eng. conference, Tehran

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* Worthy cause

Abbas Edalat, whom some of you know (he once taught at Sharif University in Tehran and is now a professor of computer science and mathematics at Imperial College, London), has set up a foundation to help with worthy educational and cultural causes in Iran. You can find out more about this effort at this web site ... CLICK HERE

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* Booksigning in Virginia

Azar Aryanpour will hold a booksigning at Borders bookstore (8311 Leesburg Pike, near Tyson's Corner in Virginia) to promote her book,"Behind the Tall Walls: From Palace to Prison". Time: Saturday, 17 April at 7PM. Tel: (703) 556-7766.

Part memoir and part historical account, Aryanpour tells the story of a member of the upper-class in a traditional society who became a victim of the state in the world of revolutionary politics. Most of all, "Behind the Tall Walls" is an intimate story of one woman, caught between clashing armies and conflicting ideologies ... MORE INFO ABOUT THE BOOK

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* Tehran seminar on Caspain Sea

Seventh Annual Seminar on Central Asia & the Caucasus: "The Caspian Sea: Opportunities & Obstacles" - June 22-23,1999

Following the disintegration of the former Soviet Union,the Caspian Sea and its surroundings have gained international attention as a highly important region of the world. This importance is attributed to enormous unexploited resources of energy and also its capacity as a transportation ... DETAILS HERE

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* Traditional/Folk Music, Seattle

The Iranian Cultural-Arts Society (ICAS) in Seattle and the Persian Circle of University of Washington are pleased to present the following Iranian Traditional/Folk Music Concert:

Marjan Vahdat: Vocal and Daf
Reza Derakhshani: Setar, Tar, & Ney
Nicole Bartelmeh: Poem Reciting

Time: Saturday, May 8 at 8:00 PM sharp
Place: Kane Hall, University of Washington
Tickets are $15 each

For more information please send an email to or call (206) 285-5922. Please inform others about this exciting event.

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* FREE Persian concert, Mountain View

Persian Classical Music.... Travel to Persia & hear the sounds of traditional instruments, santur and setar and....

- Mahvash Guerami (solo program)
- Partow Hooshmandrad (solo program)

You're invited to our 1998-99 Season of FREE Concerts! Community School of Music & Arts celebrating 30 years with a song in our arts! First-come, First-Serve. LIMITED SEATING.

WHERE: Brunello Hall. 253 Martens Avenue(off Grant Rd) Mountain View.

DATE/TIME: Sunday, April 18, 2:30pm

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* Aileen Falah's art in DC

WHAT: EXHIBIT - Aileen Falah's Paintings, and Sculptures
WHEN: Friday March 12 - Saturday April 24 (Exhibit hours Thursday-Saturday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
WHERE: Project Space, 625 E St. N.W. Washington DC
INFO: 703-455-1666
DETAILS: The opening ceremony will be from 8:00PM until 10:00 PM on Friday march 12.

Aileen's and 7 other artist's work will be on display.

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* Gallery Ovissi: 1001 Arabian Nights

Gallery Ovissi is organizing a special and unique exhibition for November-December 1999 entitled: 1001 Arabian Nights: Holiday Show

We are looking for wonderful and whimiscal works of art and smaller gift items as well as imports from all over Iran and the Middle East. The goal is to present an array of works that carry the textures, colors and patterns of the Persian and Middle Eastern world.

If you are an artist and/or a distributor for products that you feel would be appropriate for this exhibitions please call or email Maryam Ovissi. We are planning to do major advertising in the San Francisco area for this exhibitions- it will be the first of its kind!!

Maryam Ovissi
Gallery Ovissi
1425 Park Avenue
Emeryville, CA 94608

Gallery Ovissi is a unique tri-level gallery that specializes in contemporary works by Iranian and Middle Eastern artists. Tel: 510-601-6874. West Coast representative for Nasser Ovissi.

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* Persian courses at University of Texas

Persianists and Students of Persian,

This is a second announcement for University of Texas at Austin's Summer 1999 Second-Year Persian Course, which runs from June 21 to August 13, 1999, with 95 contact hours of class sessions. Offering six university credits, the course has a tuition charge of $1.050, while textbook materials and audio cassette tapes cost about $90 ... DETAILS HERE

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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.

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* 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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* 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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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