After a busy and successful year, we can at last begin uploading recordings of recent Persian Circle talks! First is a presentation by Prof. Alireza Doostdar, of the Divinity School at the University of Chicago, about “The Iranian Society of Spiritism/Psychology/Experimental Soul-Science.” You can listen to it here.
NB: Prof. Doostdar had a PowerPoint presentation to go with his talk, so the plain audio may be missing certain details. Also, due to a technical problem, there is a short gap in the recording during the Q&A.
Please stay tuned for more recordings, which we will continue to post until the backlog is cleared. (Apologies again for the delay.)
Fatih Kurşun, a PhD student at the University to Chicago, describes he latest trip to Iran. Listen to his talk here.
Dr. James Clark, Ms. Niyavarani, Ms. Fazeli, and Ms. Zendebad, all of whom work with the Persian CLS (Critical Language Scholarship) program in Tajikistan, talk about their experiences and challenges of teaching American students Persian in Tajikistan. Listen to the talk here.
Dr. Reza Varjavand discusses how government spending in Iran affects the Iranian economy, and how economic issues influence Iranian policy decisions. You can listen to his talk here.
Theo is currently a graduate student in the NELC department at the University of Chicago, and he spent last year, as well as the three previous summers, working in Afghanistan at various NGOs. He spoke about his experiences living and working in Afghanistan, as well as presenting a slide show with photographs. You can listen to his talk here (part 1, part 2).
جوکها در زبان فارسی از آقا دکتر حشمت موید
Listen to Dr. Moayyad’s talk here.
Listen to Dr. Ghahremani’s talk here.
Stephen Kinzer, author of All the Shah’s Men, discusses Mossadeq and the 1953 coup. Listen to his talk (in English) here.
Listen to Professor Ehsani’s talk here.
You can listen to this talk here.