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* Business: Roundtable in DC: US-Iran financial possibilities


* Employment: Need editor?
* Conference: Second US-Iranian Agricultural Conference

* Travel: Chat with Tara Bahrampour
Literature: In memort of Golshiri and Rahmani, Portland
Film: Breaking Bread, Los Angeles
Community: AIC job openings
Writing: Looking for writers

* Academic: Positions, UC Santa Barbara
* Festival: Iranian festival in Washington State
* Conference: Call for papers: CIRA 2001
Art: Call for Iranian artists: July 18

* Education: Internet for education in Iran
* Support: Donations to journalists in Iran

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* Need editor?

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* Roundtable in DC: US-Iran financial possibilities

The American Iranian Council (AIC), in association with Internews, invites you to participate in their first Congressional Roundtable, "US-Iran Relations: Financial Impediments and Possibilities" on Monday, July 24, 2000, 9:30am-11:30am at 2128 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington DC .

Introduction: Hooshang Amirahmadi, President American Iranian Council. Welcoming Remarks: Congressman Jim Leach, R-Iowa, Chairman of the House Banking and Financial Services Committee, "Assets and Financial Issues in US-Iran Relations">>> DETAILS HERE

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* Chat with Tara Bahrampour

From the crowded streets of Tehran to the ancient wonders of Esfahan, from the lush Caspian coastline to the world's most demanding dress code, join us as we explore a place that was up until recently thought too dangerous for Americans: Iran. On Tuesday, July 18 at 3pm EST, author and Travel + Leisure writer Tara Bahrampour answers your questions about traveling in Iran. Find out how to get there, and what sights and foods not to miss, and learn about some surprising aspects of this changing country; from still active synagogues to world-class ski slopes >>> GO HERE

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* In memort of Golshiri and Rahmani, Portland

Join us for a special program in memory of Houshang Golshiri and Nasser Rahmani on Sunday July 16th, 2000 , 5 pm, Andisheh Center, 8605 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway, Portland, OR 97225. Phone: (503) 297 6816. Lecture and Poetry reading. Open forum and video presentation on freedom of expression in Iran >>> DETAILS HERE

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* AIC job openings

AMERICAN-IRANIAN COUNCIL, July 7, 2000 -- Positions: American-Iranian Council, Inc., a Princeton-based non-profit research and educational think tank, is seeking two dynamic individuals to fill the full-time positions of Executive Director and Administrative Assistant.


Responsibilities: The Executive Director will work under direct supervision of AIC's President, fulfilling the mission and objectives of the organization. The Executive Director plays a central role in AIC, as he/she is also responsible for planning, implementing, and coordinating activities of AIC. Such activities include conferences and exchange programs, fundraising and membership recruitment, public relations and outreach, and communication with the AIC leadership and members >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Looking for writers

My name is Sarah Reed Bargren. I publish a cross-cultural magazine (//www.therewewere.com/) and I am looking for anyone who'd be interested in contributing. This publication is not even a year old yet. I started it last spring before I left in December to travel and write and edit as I went. If you are interested, send me an email.

Sarah Reed Bargren

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* "Color of Paradise" in DC

Majid Majidi's highly-acclaimed film, "Color of Paradise" is being shown in Washington DC at the Cineplex Odeon (Foundry) >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Positions at University of California, Santa Barbara

The University of California, Santa Barbara, invites application for a .50 position as Assistant Director of the Center for Middle East Studies beginning August 15, 2000 >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Second US-Iranian Agricultural Conference

Last year the Iranian Trade Association hosted the first US-Iranian Agricultural Conference in Washington, DC featuring US Senator Chuck Hagel. On July 25th, ITA will assemble another panel of experts, organizations, and policymakers to address the status and future prospects of this dynamic market. Agribusiness II panelists will include >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Annual Iranian festival in Washington State

Come join thousands of other Iranian and American friends in celebration of the Iranian culture.The Association of Iranians in Washington State is proud to present the biggest and best ever Iranian festival at Woodland Park - shelter #3 (new Location for this year) on August 5th. 11 AM - 7 PM >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Call for papers: CIRA 2001

The 19th annual conference of the Center for Iranian Research and Analysis (CIRA) will be held at the University of Toronto, Canada, on April 28-29, 2001. The theme of the conference is"Iran : Between Tradition and Modernity". Submission of papers and proposals for complete sessions on all topics related to Iran, the Middle East, and Central Asia are encouraged. Topics of interest include :

* Economy and economic policy * Women issues * Politics and political systems * Literature * Social Sciences and Social issues * Arts * Philosophy * Film * History * Environment * Linguistics * Anthropology

Please send abstracts and proposals for sessions before December 15,2000 to: Ramin Jahanbegloo, Dept. of Political Science, University of Toronto 100, St. George Street, Toronto Ontario M5S 3G3, Canada. Fax : (416) 978 55 66. Email : rjahanbe@chass.utoronto.ca

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* Call for Iranian artists: July 18

Dear Artists and Friends:

Evolving Perceptions, the annual exhibition for Iranian and Iranian American artists, is holding its 4th annual exhibition in Washington DC at 505 Gallery in the DC Gallery District. Please read below for information regarding EP and the Call for Artists. Please encourage all the artists you know you participate! >>> DETAIILS HERE

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* American scientific team going back to Iran

You were so helpful and supportive of Dr. Alan Hale's scientific expedition to Iran to view the solar eclipse last August, I wanted to give you a heads up on an upcoming trip. The members of Zirakzadeh were most enthusiastic for their return and the Adib Center has invited Dr. Hale and group to return to view the comet coming near Earth in late July >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Donations to journalists in Iran

To those who want to support the independent press and their laid off staff in Iran: You can send donations to a relative/friend in Iran and ask them to deposit to: Bank Saderat-e-Iran  Account # 1617  Branch Code: 2921 in Tehran (Palestine Enghelab Branch). People in Iran have so far (May 11) donated over 13 million tomans.

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Googoosh concert July 29 in Toronto

June 27, THE IRANIAN -- You can purchase tickets for Googoosh's first concert in more than 20 years online. Googoosh will perform at Toronto's Air Canada Center on Saturday July 29. There's a huge demand for tickets. But you can purchase yours directly here from Ticketmaster.