Friday, October 9, 2009

1st- and 2nd-Generation Iranian-Americans

The 2009 Danesh Conference, "First- and Second-Generation Iranian-Americans: The Significance of Mutual Understanding and Support" will be held 23 October on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. Presenters at the conference include Ali Akbar Mahdi, Ohio Wesleyan University; and Reza Varjavand and Mitra Fallahi, Saint Xavier University.

Chaired by Irene Queiro-Tajalli, president of the Danesh Institute, the conference planning committee includes Sara Allaei, Cyrus Behroozi, Shayda Bradley, Mary Hegland, Patricia Higgins, Yahya Kamalipour, and John Walbridge.

Established in 1994, the Danesh Institute is a nonpolitical, independent, not-for-profit educational organization. The Institute is incorporated in the State of Indiana and recognized as a 501(c)(3) corporation by the United States Internal Revenue Service.

The purpose of the Institute is to stimulate and promote scholarly studies related to contemporary Iranian society and to Iranian communities abroad, particularly the United States. The Institute has pursued this purpose by offering annual conferences, sponsoring special projects, and publishing newsletters and bulletins.


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