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Kanoon: A documentary by Khatereh Khodaei

A documentary by Khatereh Khodaei

Film Screening and Discussion

Thursday, Oct. 18th, 2018
5:00 – 7:00pm

R. Bayley Winder Auditorium
Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies
50 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

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Our Mission

The mission of the Iranian Studies Initiative is to create a home at NYU for academics, intellectuals and public figures committed to deepening our understanding of Iranian history, society and culture. The Initiative organizes events that reflect a broadly interdisciplinary and comparative approach to the study of Iran. Ultimately, our mission is to create an Iranian Studies Institute at NYU.



Take advantage of the opportunity to explore your interests and find new ones. Topics vary widely from event to event, giving you the chance to expand your horizons.



Each one of our events centres around an area of academic interest, and are followed by a Q&A session where you get to find answers to your burning questions – right from the experts themselves.



Our events provides an invaluable chance to mingle with professors, academics, and students alike. Meet speakers from various institutions from around the world, including SOAS, the University of Tehran, and York University.


The Iranian Studies Initiative at NYU (ISI-NYU) provides an intellectual and academic space for NYU faculty members and graduate students to study Iranian history, culture and society. Supported by the Gallatin School of Individualized Study and the Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, ISI-NYU draws on faculty members from departments and centers across the University. Directed by Professor Ali Mirsepassi, ISI-NYU includes a translation service, a lecture series, lunch discussions and other public events, from art exhibitions to film screenings. ISI-NYU will reach out to academics at Columbia University, City University, the New School and Princeton University as well as the rich intellectual and artistic Iranian Diaspora community in New York City in pursuit of its mission to create a central place for the study of Iran.

Iranian Studies Initiative @NYU

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