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Mediatic Public Diplomacy Iranian State, Iranian People, and the West

  • Faculty House, Columbia University (map)

Over the last thirty years, normal diplomatic relations between Iran and the West, particularly with the United States, have been curtailed. Much of the diplomacy has been either in deep secrecy or in plain sight, via the media. This talk focuses on the four-partner diplomatic dance through film and media by which the Iranian government, American government, Iranians at home, and Iranians in the diaspora engage with each other; illustrated with video clips. 

Please join us for a presentation by Hamid Naficy (Northwestern University) with respondent, Farbod Honarpisheh (Columbia University). 

This event is sponsored by Columbia University's Sites of Cinema and the Middle East Institute.