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November 1-5, 1999 / Aban 10-14, 1378

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* Literature: Iranian authors in DC


* Academic: CIRA call for papers
Art: Yari Ostovany's paintings, Emeryville

* Rights: Anniversary of the chain murders
Politics: Iran prospects, N. California

* Literature: Parsipour's book
* Academic: Teach Persian at Arizona U.
* Politics: Persian Gulf conference - Tehran
* Music: Musical evenings with ZaZa
* Film: Hoveyda & Rossellini, New York
* Scholarship: Academic scholarship, northern California
* Music: Shahram Nazeri's U.S. tour
* Heritage: Be a friend of Encyclopaedia Iranica
* Protests: Human rights vigil, New York
Documentary: Shamlou

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* Iranian authors in DC

Iranian authors Mahmoud Dowlatabadi, Shahriyar Mandanipour, Shahla Lahijie and Mohammad Ali Sepanlou will be on a panel on Iranian literature. TIME: Saturday November 6, 3:00 p.m. PLACE: Alice Deal, Jr. High School, 3815 Fort Drive N.W, Washington D.C 20016 (between Connecticut and Wisconsin avenues off Nebraska).

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* CIRA call for papers

Center For Iranian Research and Analysis (CIRA) is pleased to announce The 18th Annual CIRA Conference at Hyatt Regency Bethesda, Maryland, USA April 28-29, 2000 The theme of the conference is IRAN 2000: "The Challenges Ahead". Submission of papers and proposals for organizing sessions on all topics related to Iran, the Middle East, and Central Asia are encouraged. Please send abstracts or proposals before December 15, 1999 to: Dr. Kamran Dadkhah, Northeastern University, Economics Department Boston, MA 02115 - or - Dr. Mehrdad Vallibeigi, American University Economics Department, 4400 Mass. Ave., Washington DC, 20016. For further information you can contact Dr. Valibeigi at 703-690-9400, or mvalibeigi@Yahoo.com

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* Yari Ostovany's paintings, Emeryville

Gallery Ovissi presents Yari Ostovany: paintings from the series "Conference of the Birds" Jan Eldridge: paintings of malta Joan Wortis: calligraphic meditations Saturday , November 6 from 5 - 8 p.m. (Drinks & appetizers) On view until December 25, 1999 1425 Park Ave, Emeryville, California, USA Hours: Saturday/Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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* Anniversary of the chain murders - Virigina

To commemorate the first anniversary of the murder of prominent Iranians Parvaneh Forouhar-Eskandari, Dariush Forouhar, Mohammad Mokhtari, Majid Sharif, Mohammad Jafaar Pouyandeh and Pirouz Davani (missing and presumed dead), a gathering will be held on Friday, November 19, 1999 7:30 p.m. at George Marshall High School located at 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Virginia. Speakers are:

- Mr. Arash Forouhar, the son of Parvaneh & Dariush Forouhar
- Dr. Karim Lahiji, President of League for Defense of Human Rights in Iran and attorney for the Forouhar family.

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* Iran prospects, N. California

World Affair Council of northern Califonia presents: "Prospects for Democratic change in Iran"

- Speaker:Dr.Abbas Milani, chairman of Department of History and Political Sience,College of Notre Dame,Belmont, Calidornia.
- Time: Thursday, 18 November, 7:30 p.m.
- Place: Stanford Law School
- Cosponsored with the Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation

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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: ifvc@ifvc.com.

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* Exile & gender - Berkeley

"Center for Dialogue" presents: "An Exiled's View of Gender", A lecture by Maliheh Tirehgol, member of Association of Iranian Writers in Exile and the author of "An Introduction to Persian Literature in Exile". Date: Sunday November 7, 1999 -- Time: 6:00 PM -- Place: 2040 Valley Life Science Building, University of California, Berkeley. Lecture in Persian.

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* Parsipour's book

Doostane azizam, Salam. Shahrnoosh Parsipour has recently published a book that she had written 20 years ago but couldn't get permission to publish it then in Iran. A few closer friends of hers are trying to use the occasion of her new book to raise some funds for her. The idea is to sell the 80 books that she has received from her publisher at $100 each to those who want to support her ... DETAILS HERE

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* Teach Persian at Arizona U.

The Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona has an opening for a tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor,to start in the academic year 2000/2001. Applicants must have a primary specialization in Persian language and literature ... DETAILS HERE

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* Musical evenings with ZaZa

In November selected bookstores around San Francisco's Bay Area will host a musical evening with ZaZa. At these events she will be performing her repertoire of songs from around the world plus selections from her recent release, 'Book of Kings' and her other albums, 'Nights One and A Thousand' and 'Primal Whispers' ... DETAILS HERE

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* Hoveyda & Rossellini, New York

Fereydoun Hoveyda was one of the writers for Roberto Rossellini's first documentary, "India". A restored copy will be shown in New York City on November 6 at the American Museum of Natural History ... GO TO

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* Academic scholarship, northern California

The Society of Iranian Professionals in northern California is now accepting applications for the 1999-2000 Academic Year Scholarship. Please forward this application to any Iranian student, parents, family members and friends in U.S. to be considered by SIP Scholarship Committee. For information on donation please write to: Anjoman99@aol.com

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* Fundraiser for Rob Sobhani's run for the Senate

The Iranian American Republican Council is pleased to announce its second fund-raising event for Dr. Rob Sobhani, the first Iranian American to run for U.S. Senate, representing the State of Maryland ... DETAILS

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* Shahram Nazeri's U.S. tour

Shahram Nazeri and Dastan Ensemble are currently on tour in the U.S.

Shahram Nazeri: vocals
Reza Ghasemi: setar
Hamid Motebasem: tar, setar
Hossein Behrouzinia: barbat
Pejman Hadadi: tombak, daf
Afshin Mehrasa: daf
Reza Ghassemi and Afshin Mehrassa appear as guest artists of Dastan Ensemble ... TOUR DETAILS

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* Be a friend of Encyclopaedia Iranica

Pardis Minuchehr writes: Did you know that the most extensive research on Persian culture and civilization is uderway in New York City? And did you know that you could easily become a supporter of the biggest research project on Iran? If you want to know more about the Encyclopaedia Iranica project, just go to: www.iranica.com

There are many ways you could become a friend of this project. In order to find out just reply to this email. (All contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law) (For Organizations: Please forward this message to your membership, friends and anyone interested.)

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* Human rights vigil, New York

Fourth week of vigil in New York: The Iranian Human Rights Working Group (IHRWG) is calling on all concerned groups and individuals to participate in a weekly vigil in support of the fundamental human rights of the Iranian people. Human Rights violations in Iran have intensified following the peaceful demonstration of students demanding freedom of press among other things ... 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