Berkeley Initiative for Iranian Studies


The UC Berkeley Initiative for Iranian Studies is a broad and multi-disciplinary initiative which supports research, teaching, and programming bringing together a multitude of aspects of Iranian Studies. Its mission is to encourage and support the study of the broader Iranian world in a range of scholarly fields from ancient times to the present. It aims to advance individual, collaborative, and interdisciplinary scholarship through seminars, workshops, conferences, fellowships, K-12 programming, film festivals, and poetry readings; strengthen ties across departments within UC Berkeley; and develop academic partnerships with national and international educational and cultural institutions. More


Mailing address: 

Berkeley Initiative for Iranian Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 
250 Social Science Building
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94710-1940



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