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April 19-April 23, 1999 / Farrvardin 30-3 Ordibehesht, 1378

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* Lecture: Modernity in Iranian women's poetry, Virginia


* Conference: Iran and the Second World War
Job: Iranian American Council Executive Director
Conference: Women's Liberation in Iran Today

* Lecture: Homayoun Katouzian in Portland
Charity: Worthy cause

* Conference: Tehran seminar on Caspain Sea
Music: Traditional/Folk Music, Seattle

* 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

* Conference: Iranian academic conference, New York
* Conference: Mechanical eng. conference, Tehran

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* Modernity in Iranian women's poetry, Virginia

By invitation of the Iranian American Cultural Society of Maryland, Dr. Farzaneh Milani- writer, poet, prof. of Persian Study from the University of Virginia- talks about "From the Mirror of Venus to Weapons of Mars: Modernity and Mobility in Contemporary Iranian Women's Poetry."

Where: Room 264, Smith Hall, Towson University
When: 4:00 P.M. Sunday, May 16.
Free Admission

* Call for Papers: Iran and the Second World War

The Center for the History of Diplomacy Studies in the Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) intends to convene a seminar on Iran and the Second World War, on September 25-26, 1999. The main topics of this scientific gathering are based on two political and cultural dimensions with the following subtitles:... DETAILS HERE

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* Job opportunity: Iranian American Council Executive Director

Position: American-Iranian Council (AIC) is seeking a dynamic full-time Executive Director. AIC is an affirmative action employer. Applications are accepted until the position is filled... The AIC was established for the purpose of: 1) promoting dialogue and improved relations between the peoples and governments of the United States and Iran; 2) supporting efforts to construct a civil society in Iran; and 3) encouraging the participation of the Iranian-American community in formulation of US policy toward Iran... DETAILS HERE

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* Conference: Women's Liberation in Iran Today

Medusa is holding its first conference, titled "Women's Liberation in Iran Today, Preconditions and Obstacles", on 7-9 May 1999 in Stockholm, Sweden. Several experts on women's issues and known personalities of women's organizations both from Iran and abroad will participate in the discussion panel ... DETAILS HERE

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* Homayoun Katouzian in Portland

Two lectures by Professor M. A. Homayoun Katouzian in Portalnd on Tuesday April 19 at the University of Washington in Portland. The first, titled "Democracy and the Public Sphere in a Contemporary Islamic Society," will be in English and will take place at 1:30 PM in Balmer 207. The second, given in Persian at 8 PM in Savery 249, will explore the cultural roots of authoritarianism in that country. Professor Katouzian is an established scholar of contemporary Iran and comes to us from the Universities of Oxford and Exeter in England.

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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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* 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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* 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 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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* 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