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June 12-16, 2000 / Khordad 23-27, 1379

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* Panel: Iran's domestic politics, New York


* Film: "Surviving Paradise" in Beverly Hills
Comedy: Peyvand and Shappi Khorsandi
Conference: Religion and society in Qajar Iran
Art: Iranian women artists in Berkeley
Education: Internet for education in Iran
Music: Lian Ensemble performs Rumi in Seattle
Film: Kiarostami's latest film in New York
Art: Ali Dadgar in Oakland
Science: American scientific team going back to Iran
Conference: Iranian women's conference in Berkeley

* Seminar: "Iranians Dialog"
* Award: Journalism in the Middle East
* Support: Donations to journalists in Iran
* Music: Bijan Mortazavi, George Dalaras, Kazem al Saher

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* Inside Iran's Domestic Politics

Tuesday, June 27, 2000, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Inside Iran's Domestic Politics
Lighthouse International
111 E. 59th Street (between Lexington and Park)
New York City

This panel will address issues such as Iran's newly elected reformist-majority Parliament, the espionage trial of thirteen Iranian Jews, and current changes in Iran's domestic scene.


-- Elaine Sciolino,
Senior Writer, The New York Times
-- Elahé Sharifpour-Hicks,
Researcher, Human Rights Watch
-- Gary G. Sick,
Senior Research Scholar and Director, Gulf/2000 Project, Columbia University
-- Moderator: Nicholas Platt, President, Asia Society

To register, call 212-517-ASIA or email policy@asiasoc.org
This program is made possible by the support of the Open Society Institute.

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* "Surviving Paradise" in Beverly Hills

Kamshad Kooshan's "Surviving Paradise", a multi-cultural adventure/drama for the whole family, will be released on Friday June 30th. The film starring Shohreh Aghdashloo, will be shown at the Laemmle Music Hall 3 (9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, California). For show times call (310) 274 6869 >>> MORE DETAILS

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* "Probe" in concert in Washington

The Smithsonian Institute is sponsoring a world music concert by "Probe" on Thursday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m at the Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium (Metro: Orange, Smithsonian Stop, mall exit). Admission: FREE passes will be handed out one hour prior to concert. Said Amintinat: Guitars, Roya Bahrami: Santur, Barry Dove: Percussion, Humayun Farzad: Vocals, Harmonium, Debu Nayak: Tabla.

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* Peyvand and Shappi Khorsandi

Peyvand and Shappi Khorsandi will be performing stand-up comedy -- "How to be Iranian" -- in London on June 17 >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Religion and Society in Qajar Iran

A three-day conference on 4th-6th September 2000 to be held at Clifton Hill House, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK. Draft conference programme >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Iranian women artists in Berkeley

After several months of hard work by many dedicated people, I am happy to announce that the exhibition Beyond Boundaries is about to open this Saturday, the 10th of June. Beyond Boundaries, features contemporary art of nineteen Iranian women, gathered from around the world. I am very excited to be part of this exhibition that is being presented by the Iranian Women's Studies Foundation's 11th conference (IWSF2000), and sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. There will be a catalog for the show available for sale at the opening >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Information technology and the Internet for education in Iran


Saturday June 10, 2000
Dinner Gala Presentation and dinner at 7:30 PM
IMAN 3376 Motor Avenue, LA CA 90025
To buy tickets please contact: (310) 202-8181
Mrs. Elham General secretary, IMAN

Sunday June 11, 2000 at 12:30 PM
Southern California International College
3501 S. Harbor Blvd. Santa Ana CA 92705
Admission is Free

Sunday, June 18, 2000 at 5:00-7:00 PM
SHERATON HOTEL 1100 N Mathilda
Sunnyvale, California
FAZ Restaurant, ORCHID Room
Admission is Free

Speaker: Dr. Abbas Edalat Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics Imperial College, London >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Lian Ensemble performs Rumi in Seattle

Lian Ensemble will perform a concert titled "An Exhilarating Occasion with RUMI" on Saturday June 10, 2000 in the Carlson Theater at Bellevue Community College in Seattle. The program starts at 7:30 p.m >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Kiarostami's latest film in New York

Asia Society and New York University's The Hagop Kevorkian Center and Tisch School of the Arts Present: A special screening of The Wind Will Carry Us (Abbas Kiarostami/1999/118 min/Farsi with English subtitles) and a conversation with director Abbas Kiarostami. Saturday, June 10, 1 - 4 p.m. Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8th Street, New York City >>> MORE DETAILS

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* Ali Dadgar's paintings in Oakland

Openstudio2000 presents recent works by Ali Dadgar. June 3, 4, 10, 11 (10 am- 7 pm). 1556 7th Street. Oakland across Oakland West Bart station, Corner of Henry & 7th Street. For directions and information contact us by: alidadgar@hotmail.com Tel: 5 1 0 - 2 5 1 - 1 6 3 6

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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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* Iranian women's conference in Berkeley

As you might already know, we are hosting Iranian Women's Studies Foundation (IWSF), 11th annual conference, on June 15th - June 18th, at the University of California, Berkeley >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Tehran seminar: "Iranians Dialog"

Call for Paper: With respect to the importance of the cultural, social, andscientific activites of the Iranians living abroad, who form part of the Iranian society, the first seminar to study and identify problems of Iranians living abroad, entitled "Iranians Dialog" isto be held on July 12, 2000. Subjects and categories >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Awards for Journalism in the Middle East

Search for Common Ground and the European Centre for Common Ground request submissions for their annual competition to recognize and encourage journalism that contributes to better understanding between people in the Middle East >>> 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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* Bijan Mortazavi, George Dalaras, Kazem al Saher

A new global door opens June 3, 2000 when the "1st Annual Mondo Melodia International Music Festival"appears at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, California, kicking off a six-city United States tour. The festivalbrings together highly acclaimed Mediterranean and Middle Eastern masters for the first time on stage. Nowwith the appearance of Greece's George Dalaras, Iraq's Kazem Al Saher, and Iran's Bijan Mortazavi, a newmusical experience emerges >>> DETAILS HERE

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