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7:00 PM19:00


Hosted by the School of International and Public Affairs Eurasia Group, the Nayruz Festival will celebrate the Nayruz/Persian New Year/Spring Equinox. A bazaar-style celebration with Central Asian/Middle Eastern food, traditional performances including bellydancing, and collaboration with professional dancers and musicians.

Tickets will be available for purchase (early bird $7 and regular $10).

Co-sponsors: SIPA Eurasia Group, SIPA Food Systems Group, SIPA MENA Forum, Harriman Institute, Columbia University Middle East Institute.

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Life Again, Capturing resurrection after the Vazargan earthquake in Iran
6:00 PM18:00

Life Again, Capturing resurrection after the Vazargan earthquake in Iran

  • 4th Floor Atrium International Affairs Building, Columbia University (map)
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 Exhibit opening.

On August 11th, 2012, Iran's Azarbayjan province was hit by two earthquakes within eleven minutes. The quakes left some 306 dead and 3000 injured, primarily in the rural and mountainous areas to the northeast of Tabriz. In a series of part-staged, part-reality, photographer Hoda Rostami portrays a sense of hope and eagerness for a return of normal life. A story about the physical, social and psychological cost of natural disaster on daily life accompanies each photograph. Both the artist and Hamid Dabashi, Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature, Columbia University will present the images. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Middle East Institute and the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies Department

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