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Conference at Yale - Facing Others: Iranian Identity Boundaries& Modern Political Cultures

April 25 - 27, 2008

Yale Iranian Studies Initiative
Council on Middle East Studies
MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies

Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue
Yale University, New Haven, CT

Friday, April 25

3:00pm Registration & Opening Remarks

Abbas Amanat (Yale University)

4:00pm Panel I: Legacy of Cultural Exclusion

Dick Davis (Ohio State University) Stephen Dale (Ohio State University) Sunil Sharma (Boston University) Muzaffar Alam (University of Chicago)

Saturday, April 26

8:30am Panel II: The Internal Frontiers

Lois Beck (Washington University) Touraj Atabaki (University of Leiden) Arash Khazeni(Claremont-McKenna College) Gene Garthwaite (Dartmouth College)

11:00am Panel III: Empires and Encounters

Rudi Matthee (University of Delaware) Sabri Ates (Southern Methodist University) H. Lyman Stebbins (University of Chicago) Fakhreddin Azimi (University of Connecticut)

2:30pm Panel IV: Identity and Iranian Political Cultures

Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi (University of Toronto) Afshin Matin-Asgari (California State University) Houchang Chehabi (Boston University) Arang Keshavarzian (Connecticut College)

5:00pm Special Panel

Bert Fragner (Austrian Academy of Sciences)

Sunday, April 27

9:00am Panel V: Globalized Anxieties

Orly Rahimiyan (Ben-Gurion University) Mina Yazdani (University of Toronto) Mahmoud Sadri(Texas Women's University) Manochehr Dorraj Farzin Vahdat (Vassar College)

11:30am Plenary Session

Ehsan Yarshater (Center for Iranian Studies, Columbia University)

Hosted by the Iranian Studies Initiative and the Council on Middle East Studies at the MacMillan Center.Visit for more information.

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