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Past News and Events


April 20, 2021: Secularism versus Religion in Iran: The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam as Sedition with Juan R. I. Cole

April 27, 2021: Empires, European Colonialism, and Modern Social Theory Gurminder Bhambra 

May 12, 2021: On Photographic Monumentalism Professor Ali Behdad

May 19, 2021: Baraka Bodies: Thinking with and Through Devotional Image-Objects in Everyday Shiʿism in South Asia with Karen Ruffle

May 24, 2021: Global South Studies workshop: program mission and future

February 16, 2021: From A(shura) to Z(oroaster): European Depictions of Religious Rituals in Safavid Iran with Elio Brancaforte

February 23, 2021: The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: A New Translation from the Persian with Juan R. I. Cole

February 23, 2021: Global South Theatre with a Focus on Iran with Nasser Rahmaninejad

February 26, 2021: "Truth and the Power of Naming in Machine Learning Datasets: A Foucaultian Analysis" with Razvan Amironesei 

November 17, 2020: Violence and Repair with Judith Butler

November 11, 2020: ¡Presente!: The Politics of Presence with Diana Taylor

November 10, 2020: Citizens of the Whole World: Anti-Zionism and the Cultures of the mid-century Jewish-American Radical Left with Benjamin Balthaser

October 28, 2020: Young Voters and the Coming Transformation of American Politics with David Faris


December 2, 2019: "Both Eastern and Western: An Intellectual History of Iranian Modernity" Lecture with Afshin Matin-Asgari, CSU-Los Angeles

October 24, 2019: "Under the Shadow" Film Screening with the Program for the Study of Religion


May 2, 2019: Crossing Borders Symposium

April 24, 2019: Discussion with Professor Sayak Valencia on Gore Capitalism 


May 9, 2018: "Trump is Causing Chaos in the Middle East" talk with Reese Erlich

April 5, 2018: Yemen After the Arab Spring: Vicissitude of a New Constitution

January 31, 2018: The Capital of Israel? Israeli Settlements and the Annexation of East Jerusalem

January 12, 2018: Digital Persianate

January 11, 2018: Shahram Khosravi- After Deportation: The Case of Afghan Deportees

October 25, 2017: The Travel Ban: The Politics of Immigration in the US