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2017 SEPTEMBER ADVOCACY BULLETIN – DR. WILLIAM O. BEEMAN

In this issue of the Advocacy Bulletin, Dr. William O. Beeman, professor in the Anthropology department at the  University of Minnesota, shares his concerns about Trump administration plans to possibly declair Iran in non-compliance with the JOPCA (the Iran nuclear deal).  To read this issue, please click here.

LEWIS AND CLARK IN IRAN 2017

In 1968 students at Lewis and Clark University in Portland, OR, participated in  an international study abroad program that featured home-stays and study in Tehran.  In 2017 several of the group returned to Iran under the leadership of Paul Barker, one of the original students who later served in the Peace Corps in Iran and made helping people in that region of the world his life-long career.  Read the full story HERE.

Iranian Culture Night Featuring PCIA Author Rea Keech

Iranian Culture Night Featuring PCIA Author Rea Keech

More than 50 residents attended the Crofton Community Library’s “Iranian Cultural Immersion Night Through Literature, Poetry and Music” on Aug. 7.

Attendees heard Author Rea Keech read passages of his fictional novel “A Hundred Veils” inspired by his years in the Peace Corps teaching English at the University of Tehran from 1967 to 1969.

Before each chapter was read, Mostafa Rahbar, Keech’s Iranian roommate in the 60’s, read Farsi poetry. The men have remained friends for over 50 years and Rahbar now lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Read the full report on this event by clicking here.