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Forty Years And More: International Conference on Iranian Diaspora Studies

Thursday, March 28th @ 8:00 am - Friday, March 29th @ 5:00 pm

Please join the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies at San Francisco State University on March 28-30, 2019 in San Francisco for “Forty Years & More: International Conference on Iranian Diaspora Studies”for Keynotes, Panel Discussions, and two major exhibitions of Iranian Diaspora Art.

The conference will mark the anniversary of the 1979 Iranian Revolution by understanding the ways that Iranians as exiles, immigrants, and as second and third generation hyphenated citizens of their respective nations, have met with both challenges and opportunities of diaspora experience. Conference presentations in the arts, humanities, and social sciences will present new scholarship and research about the Iranian diaspora from a variety of perspectives and national contexts. Conference speakers include Dr. Neda MaghboulehDr. Amy MalekDr. Beeta Baghoolizadeh, and dozens of scholars, thought leaders and artists of the Iranian diaspora.

Friday’s advocacy panel features Raha Jorjani (Alameda County Public Defender/Director of Alameda County Immigration Representation Program), Niaz Kasravi (Director/Founder Avalan Institute), Mana Kharrazai (Executive Director, Iranian Alliances Accross Borders), and Elica Vafaie (IABA NorCal President/Asian Law Caucus).

Friday March 29, 2019  – Saturday March 30, 2019

Seven Hills Conference Center

800 Font Boulevard

San Francisco

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Thursday, March 28th @ 8:00 am
Friday, March 29th @ 5:00 pm


Seven Hills Conference Center at San Francisco State University
800 Font Blvd Mary Ward Hall
San Francisco, CA United States
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