Iran Colloquium

The purpose of the Iran Colloquium is to bring together specialists of Iran and the Persian cultural sphere (from the Ottoman world to South and Central Asia) in all areas of humanities, social sciences and law in the region and to serve as a forum to discuss new publications, work in progress, new research projects, current affairs and other related issues. It is a workshop/study group open to Yale community which meets on select Fridays with presentations by members and guest speakers. For more information, please contact Naysan Adlparvar (Fall 2017) or Nahid Siamdoust (Spring 2018).


Fall 2017


Fall 2017: Special Focus: Afghanistan (download poster)

29 September @ 12:00pm | B012, ISPS, 77 Prospect Street
Thomas Barfield, Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, Boston University
“Poor Design, Poor Outcome: Post 2001 State Building in Afghanistan and its Consequences”
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13 October @ 12:00pm | B012, ISPS, 77 Prospect Street
Charlie Gammell, Independent Scholar
“Questions of Identity in Herat’s Past, Present and Future: 800 years of Confusion and Change”
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3 November @ 12:00pm | B012, ISPS, 77 Prospect Street
Noah Coburn, Political Anthropology, Bennington College
“Derailing Democracy: How Elections Made Afghanistan Less Democratic”
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1 December @ 12:00pm | B012, ISPS, 77 Prospect Street
M. Nazif Shahrani, Professor, Department of Anthropology, School of Global and International Studies, Indiana University-Bloomington
“Afghanistan’s Future after US-NATO Intervention: More of the Same?”
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Sponsored by the Yale Program in Iranian Studies and the Council on Middle East Studies at the MacMillan Center. Funded by a USDE Title VI grant.