The Iranian Studies Program at Stanford
University, the Persian Students Association at Stanford University,
in collaboration with the Iranian Studies Group at MIT and the Iran
Research Committee at the University of California-Berkeley invite
paper submissions for the second annual gathering of young Iranian
scholars of North America. The conference, hosted by Stanford
University, seeks to bring together promising young Iranian scholars
residing in North America, who do research on various issues related
to Iran and Iranian societies worldwide. The goal of the conference
is to foster scholarly exchange and collaboration among the next
generation of Iranian scholars, to promote dialogue on issues facing
contemporary Iranian societies in Iran and worldwide.
The organizing committee especially
welcomes papers focusing on the following themes:
Iran and the World
economic and cultural relations with the outside world
Iranian Economy, Technological
Development and Industry
- Iranian Arts, Science and Culture
Modernity in Iran, Cultural Identity, Scientific Development etc.
- Domestic Governance and Political Structure
elections, political prospects, executive-judiciary-legislative
- Iranian Society
Education, Women in Iran, Minorities, Drug abuse, Healthcare,
Migration, Law etc.
- Human Development and Sustainability
NGOs, Rural Development,
Urban Development, Environmental Concerns, etc.
- Iranian Expatriate Communities
Papers in other topics of importance to
contemporary Iranian society also welcome.