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July 12 -16, 1999 / Tir 21-25, 1378

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* TV: Women in Iran


* Rallies: Gatherings in U.S. in support of student movement
Music: Shahin & Sepehr concert dates
Refugees: Conference in Germany
Art: Show in DC

* Book: Nahai's reading in Los Angeles
* Festival: Iranian festival in "Microsoft City"
Poetry: Rumi classes in Sunnyvale
Music: Kamkars in Chicago

* Education: Research positions in Philadelphia
* Art: 23 Iranian artists in DC
Play: Bayzaie's The 8th Voyage of Sinbad in Berkeley
Lectureship: Teach Persian at Manchester University, UK
Art: Shirin Neshat in Chicago

* Music: Kamkars in Portland
* Actors: Iranian actors needed in San Francisco
* Astronomy: Solar eclipse delegation to Iran
Azarbaijanis: World Congress

* Fellowship: Researchers from Iran
* Documentary: Shamlou
* Conference: Iran and the Second World War
* Conference: Iranian studies, Maryland
* Conference: Iranian academic conference, New York

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* ON TV: Women in Iran

On Sunday July 18, at 8:05 p.m. (Eastern U.S. Time), the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER program on the TBS channel includes segments about the ``Red Baron'' of World War I, Manfred von Richtofen, and about women in Iran. Host: Boyd Matson.

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* Gatherings in U.S. in support of student movement

- Houston: Saturday July 17, 4-7 pm, Old Market Park Junction of Travis and congress (downtown). Information: (713) 266-6688
- New York: Tuesday July 20, from 9-11 am, United Nations.
- London: Friday July 16, 3 pm, Iranian Embassy, Princess Gate, Kensington Information: (181) 998-6485
- Bonn, Germany: Saturday July 17, 10 am - 6 pm, Bad-Godesberger Allee, Bad-Godesberg.
- Berkeley: Saturday July 17, 4:00 - 6:00 pm, intersection of Telegraph and Bancroft, University of California Berkeley. Gathering called by The Committee for Freedom of Thought and Expression in Iran (Northern California).
- Washington:
Saturday July 17, 3:30, George Washington University-Funger Hall, Corner of "G" and 22nd Street. Organized by Solidarity Committee with Students Movement for Democracy in Iran.
- New York: Friday July 16, 6:30 pm, Hamilton Hall , Room 602, Columbia University, 116 th. Street & B'Way , Manhattan. Organized by Kanoon-e Iran.

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* Shahin & Sepehr concert dates

Friday, July 16, 7:30 pm Carter Baron Theatre, Rock Creek Park (Free Concert)

Sunday, July 25th, Lava Lounge, Baltimore Inner Harbor, 2:00 pm (Free Concert)

Sunday July 25th, Discovery Channel Store, Baltimore, 6:00 pm (Free Concert)

For more info on Shahin & Sepehr and their music kindly check their website at

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* Conference in Germany

The International Federation of Iranian Refugees (IFIR) is holding its 8th conference in Germany during July 22 to 25. The public is invited to join the international gathering of IFIR activists and members. To register or suggest workshops for the conference, contact the IFIR Secretariat at 212-747-1046 (tel.); 212-425-7260 (fax); (e-mail); or the German branch office, Postfach 650149, 13301 Berlin, Germany; +49 30 20 45 21 64 (tel.); +49 30 20 45 21 63 (fax).

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* Art show in DC

Evolving Perceptions 1999 is pleased to present the works of 23 contemporary Iranian and Iranian-American artists living in the US and Iran. (July 10-30, Washington DC). This annual exhibition aims to provide support and an opportunity for talented artists from Iran and America to come together to share their visions as a community ... DETAILS HERE

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* Nahai's reading in Los Angeles

Gina B. Nahai, author of the best-selling "Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith" will be reading at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 13, 7:30 p.m. (2701 North Sepulveda Blvd. 405 Freeway: Exit Skirball Center Drive). Tel: (310) 440-4500. This will be her last reading before the Fall.

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* Appreciation of Iranian athletes in Irvine

On August 5, 1999, the Network of Iranian Professionals of Orange County (NIPOC) commemorates the life and achievements of Iranian athletes and sports veterans. This will be a memorable event in the history of Iranian sportsmanship, and a great opportunity to document their lifetime achievements... DETAILS HERE

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* Iranian festival in "Microsoft City"

The 7th annual Iranian Festival will be held at Marymoor park in Redmond, WA, on Sunday Aug. 8th, from 11AM -7 PM. (For out of towners: Redmond=Microsoft city).

This is a huge program with live music, both pop and traditional bands, dance performance by Atash group from Vancouover, BC, food, children's programs, art and crafts booths, and much much more.

Best of all the program is presented FREE of charge by the Association of Iranians in Wshington State. Mark your calendars and bring your friends and family. It will be a great time!!! .... DETAILS HERE

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* MUSIC: Kamkars in Chicago

Iranian & Kurdish music performed by the Kamkar Musical Group at Chicago's Rosemont Conference Center, Donald E. Stephen Ballroom, 1st Floor, Room 1. TIME: FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1999, 9 PM. PRESENTED BY: Iranian House of Greater Chicago. Ticket Price: $25. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Tel: (847) 673-0614 Fax: (847) 673-0617. Email:

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* Research positions in Philadelphia

Post-doctoral and Summer Research Positions Available at Philadelphia's Jefferson Medical Collegein the area of :

1) Identification of genes encoding novel skin proteins and study of protein-protein interactions

2) Basic mechanisms of autoimmunity and induction of tolerance The candidates should have a strong background in molecular biology and/or cellular immunology.

A working knowledge of the yeast two-hybrid system, cDNA library screening, cell proliferation assays and flow cytometric analysis desirable. Scientific excellence, effective organizational skills and the ability to work in a team-oriented group is essential. Send current CV and description of research experience with two letters of recommendations to:

Reza F. Ghohestani, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology
Jefferson Medical College, BLSB 419
233 South 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Fax: 1-954-337-6336

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* LECTURESHIP: Teach Persian at Manchester University, UK

Applications are invited for a post of Lecturer in Persian in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, Manchester University (UK). The post will be held initially for five years. The successful candidate will have an excellent research record, and will have completed a PhD or be near completion. Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, Dr Colin Imber, email: ... DETAILS HERE

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* MUSIC: Kamkars in Portland

Kamkars in a live concert in Portland. TIME: 8:00 PM Thursday August 26th. PLACE: Portland Center for Performing Arts, SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon. Co-sponsored by Regional Arts and Culture Council of Oregon (RACC)... MUSIC SAMPLES

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* ACTING: Iranian actors needed in San Francisco

Golden Thread Productions is casting for the following roles as part of Six Plays- en short, a collection of short plays exploring life in and after the Middle East. Male, 30-40's, female, 30-40's, 20's boy. Rehearsals in July, evenings & weekends, in San Francisco Bay Area. Performances in August at the Exit Theatre in San Francisco. Wed- Sat, 8 pm. Send headshot & resume to Golden Thread Productions, BMP 153, 4096 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, CA. 94611... MORE INFO HERE

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* POETRY: Karimi Hakkak's poetry classes

Dr Karimi Hakkak will be giving a series of literature seminars on Rumi and Hafez. The series will start in Oct 1999 and will end in May 2000. Seminars will be held on second Sunday of each month. Exact time of the day and place TBD. The cost will be $25 per session, payable in whole on the first class session. confirm with me as soon as you can if you are interested AND committed to attend Dr Hakkak's lecture series ... DETAILS HERE

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* Solar eclipse delegation on goodwill mission to Iran

June 5, 1999 - Washington, DC: Dr. Alan Hale, Director of the Southwest Institute for Space Research, and co-discoverer of Comet Hale-Bopp -- which shone brightly in the spring skies two years ago -- will lead a delegation of private US citizens to Iran to view the total solar eclipse on August 11th, 1999. He has just made available a limited number of positions for astronomers, scientists or professionals to join this astronomical adventure ... DETAILS HERE

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* Shirin Neshat in Chicago

Mehran Azhar writes: "Rapture," which opened in early May will be on exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago throigh August 1 along with several of Shirin Neshat's photographs... DETAILS HERE

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* Travel fellowship for researchers from Iran

The International Association for the Study of Persian-speaking Societies is pleased to announce the continuation of our Travel Fellowship Program by a grant from the Open Society Institute through 1999. Travel Fellowships are available for scholars and researchers from Iran to take part in academic and cultural conferences and conventions in the United States ... DETAILS HERE

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* Play: The 8th Voyage of Sinbad

Written By: Bahram Bayzaie
Translated By: Bella Warda and Zara Houshmand
Directed By: Jim Cave
Location: South Berkeley Community Church, Berkeley, California

A joint production by Darvag and Shotgun Players (also based in Berkeley California). Opening Night: Saturday, June 12, $20... DETAILS HERE

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* Documentary: Shamlou

Would you like to show a documentary about poet Ahmad Shamlou ("Ahmad Shamlou: Master Poet of Liberty") in your community? Here's who you should contact: Dr. Bahman Maghsoudlou (producer), The International Film and Video Center, 989 First Avenue New York NY 10022, Tel: 212-826-8848, email:

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* 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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* 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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Rediscover Iran

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