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The Farzaneh Center hosts an active visiting speaker series, focussing on topics ranging from the history, culture, society, and politics of Iran and the Persianate world. Below is a selection of podcast conversations and videos of guest lectures featuring some of these visitors to the Farzaneh Center.  

Recent Media

On September 15, the Farzaneh Family Center for Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies sponsored this talk with Saleh Sahabeh Tabrizy, OU Price College of Business, as part of its fall lecture series.

On March 11, 2021, The Farzaneh Family Center for Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies hosted Ali Vaez of the International Crisis Group. Vaez and College of International Studies Professor Joshua Landis spoke about the Biden administration's policy toward Iran and the Middle East.

The Farzaneh Family Center for Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies at the University of Oklahoma hosted Kaveh Madani of Yale University on February 11, 2021, for a discussion on the role of politics, development policies and mismanagement in the environmental challenges facing Iran and the larger Middle East.

Dr. Joshua Landis, Director of the Farzaneh Family Center for Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies and the Center for Middle East Studies, was interviewed on BBC Persian on February 15, 2021.

On January 28, The Farzaneh Family Center for Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies hosted this discussion with Vali Nasr (Majid Khadduri Professor of International Affairs and Middle East Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University) and Gregory Gause (John H. Lindsey ’44 Chair and Professor of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University) on the politics of Iran and Saudi Arabia and Biden administration's foreign policy towards each country, moderated by Joshua Landis.

Podcasts

Older Videos

Shaherzad Ahmadi, University of St. Thomas
Migration in the Iran-Iraq Frontier, 1925-1975

Eric Lob, Florida International University
Iranian Reconstruction and Development in Syria

Nasrin Rahimieh, University of California, Irvine
Department of Comparative Literature

Lior Sternfeld, Penn State University
Department of History
Mahaleh or Ghetto?: The Challenges of Writing a Jewish History of Iran

Shirin Saeidi
Reflecting on an Idealized Past: Memory and Women's Rights Struggles in Post-Revolutionary Iran

Farzaneh Milani
The Truth-Telling Project of Forugh Farrokhzad

Fatemeh Keshavarz
Long After We Are Gone

Afshin Marashi
Return of the King: Cyrus the Great and the Iranian National Imagination