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Persian Culture and Art Nights (2)

Persian Poetry, History of US-Iran Relationship, History of Thanksgiving

Friday, November 17, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

In Friday November 17, 2017, Iranian Students Association at Oregon State University is going to hold the second episode of "Persian Culture and Art Nights".

In this meeting, Prof. James Taylor will give a talk about the history of Thanksgiving Day in US, if you like to spend your Thanksgiving Day with an American Family in Corvallis area, please fill out this from.

After a short coffee break, Prof. Jonathan Katz will give a talk about the history of Iran-US relationship. This talk will take about 30 min plus 15 min Q&A.

In the very last section of our meeting, we will go through some of the Persian poems and discuss about them.

This is free/public event in English and participants need to register through the following form. The poetry section will be in both Persian and English languages.

Registration Form

Diversity is an important factor toward a peaceful world. As a cultural association, one of our main goals is to share Persian culture to other nations and provide a good environment for Iranians to learn more about American culture. Thanksgiving is one of the most important holidays with a long history in US.

Through this form, you can sign-up to get connected to an American family in Corvallis area to spend couple of hours of your Thanksgiving Day with them. Share your culture and learn from American culture.

This form is totally restricted to you and nobody will share your information and your host information with others.

Thanksgiving Day From

To cover our event expenses, we really need your help. Even a cup of coffee (2$) is a great help. Here is the online donation page.

Online Donation Page

Location, Date, and Time

Friday November 17, 2017 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Memorial Union, Oregon State University (Campus Map)

2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331 (Google Map)

Room 206 (Asian/Pacific-American)

MU Floor Plan

Invited Speakers Prof. Jonathan Katz

Department of History

"Katz majored in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard and later attended Ferdowsi University in Meshed, Iran. As a graduate student at Princeton, Katz's primary fields of training included Iranian history and literature, sufism (Islamic mysticism) and Islamic political theory. He has since gone on to investigate the role of visions and dreams in Islamic society. His current research concerns French colonialism in North Africa. From 1990-91 Katz was a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University. In 2000 he was a Fulbright Senior Research Fellow in Morocco." [ref]

Prof. James Taylor

International Living-Learning Center (ILLC)

He have been an instructor at INTO-OSU since 2009; before that he lived in Kazakhstan for almost 14 years with his family. He got his MA TESOL degree from Multnomah University (in Portland) in 2008.

Event Agenda

6:45 to 7:00 PM: Social Time

7:00 to 7:05 PM: Introduction and reviewing announcements.

7:05 to 7:30 PM: James Taylor's Talk: History of Thanksgiving

7:30 to 8:45 PM: Q&A and coffee break

8:45 to 8:15 PM: Prof. Jonathan Katz's talk: "History of US-Iran relationship"

8:15 to 8:30 PM: Q&A and coffee break

8:30 - 9:00 PM: Persian Poetry Night

Memorial Union (campus map)
Room 206 (Asian/Pacific-American)
2501 SW Jefferson Way
Pedram Esfahani
esfahanp at oregonstate.edu
Iranian Students Association