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IAAB's 5th International Conference on the Iranian Diaspora: Call for Papers

Source: Iranian Alliances Across Borders (IAAB)

IAAB is a pleased to announce the 5th International Conference on the Iranian Diaspora to take place in Fall 2011. The International Conference was IAAB's first program in 2004 and has been instrumental in the creation of a critical engagement with issues facing the Iranian diaspora among academics, NGO leaders, artists, students, activists, and many others. To date, IAAB's International Conferences have impacted thousands of members of the Iranian diaspora and have engaged over 100 academics and scholars of diaspora studies.

Building on the success of IAAB's conferences in Wellesley College and Tufts University (2004); University of Maryland, College Park (2005); New York University (2007); and UC Berkeley (2009), IAAB's 2011 Conference will take place in NYC in the fall.

Since IAAB's first conference, there have been tremendous changes in the Iranian diaspora and this year's conference will focus on these changes, as well as the current make-up of the Iranian diaspora, and importantly, how to build solidarity with other minority and diaspora communities in the United States and worldwide.

IAAB is currently accepting abstracts through its Call for Papers, due July 15th, 2011. We seek original research that sheds light on the Iranian diaspora, local communities, media practices, demographic studies, and much more. For a full list of potential topics, please take a look at the Call for Papers.

Stay tuned for more information regarding IAAB's 5th Conference on the Iranian Diaspora.

About Iranian Alliances Across Borders (IAAB) - IAAB is a 501(c)(3) non-partisan, non-profit volunteer organization with a young, dedicated staff spread across the United States, Europe and Iran.  The mission of the organization is to address issues of the Iranian diaspora community while raising awareness of the Iranian community, promoting leadership, and connecting Iranians across borders. For more information about IAAB, please visit


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