2016 Spring Semester Events
Take advantage of the opportunity to explore your interests and find new ones. Topics vary widely from event to event, giving you the chance to expand your horizons.
Iranian Studies Initiative
The mission of the Iranian Studies Initiative is to create a home at NYU for academics, intellectuals and public figures committed to deepening our understanding of Iranian history, society and culture. The Initiative organizes events that reflect a broadly interdisciplinary and comparative approach to the study of Iran. Ultimately, our mission is to create an Iranian Studies Institute at NYU.
The Iranian Studies Initiative at NYU (ISI-NYU) provides an intellectual and academic space for NYU faculty members and graduate students to study Iranian history, culture and society. Supported by the Gallatin School of Individualized Study and the Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, ISI-NYU draws on faculty members from departments and centers across the University. Directed by Professor Ali Mirsepassi, ISI-NYU includes a translation service, a lecture series, lunch discussions and other public events, from art exhibitions to film screenings. ISI-NYU will reach out to academics at Columbia University, City University, the New School and Princeton University as well as the rich intellectual and artistic Iranian Diaspora community in New York City in pursuit of its mission to create a central place for the study of Iran.
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What others say about us
The events at the Kevorkian Centre are nothing short of inspiring. I regularly attend and am very impressed with the work of the ISI and their ability to attract some of the greatest Iranian thinkers from all around the world. They connect me to my country and make me proud to be a part of NYU.
The Iranian Studies Initiative lectures have been very informative and helpful for me. As someone who hasn’t focused on Iran in my studies, they have given me a chance to better understand the central debates and newest research emerging from Iranian studies.
The NYU Iranian Studies Initiative lecture series has offered fascinating and timely talks. I have thoroughly enjoyed them and I look forward to attending more in the future.
The ISI talks and events at the Kevorkian Centre have been really inspiring and bring attention to the ongoing debates and topics in the Iranian intellectual circles. Truly look forward to more of the events organized by the Initiative.
I have found the ISI lectures and programs to be intellectually stimulating but accessible at the same time. It’s a wonderful resource for those interested in gaining a deeper understanding of Iran and its politics and culture, critical in today’s Western-Iran relations.