Organized by Peace Corps Iran Association, Iran Today:  Quest for New Narratives was held at the University of Texas Austin May 28 – 30, 2015 featured presentations by a variety of academics and returned Peace Corps Volunteers.

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A variety of methods were used to capture and preserve the content of these presentations including audio recordings, video recordings, and volunteers who prepared written summaries.  Click on the pictures below to go a page that contains further information about the session.

Piller

Austin Reunion Pictures

VIDEO

Limbert

The Road Back to Tehran: Undoing the Last Sixty Years

VIDEO

 Beeman

American Views of Iran–Iranian Views of America: Symbolic Estrangement in Action

AUDIO and VIDEO

POWERPOINT

Lorentz, Eaton, Ricks, Speake

Peace Corps in Iran:  The Early Years

VIDEO

Ricks, Lorentz

A Common Bond:  Three Americans in Iran

Howard Baskerville, Curtis Harnack, and Terence O’Donnell

Lorentz, Ricks, Meyer, Nichols-Mahdai

Traveling in Iran Today

VIDEO

Bateson

Two-Way Gift:  What RPCVs Brought Back

AUDIO

Egger

Fifty Years of Peace Corps:  A Poem

AUDIO

Naficy, Bateson, Limbert, Beeman

Iranian and American Narratives

AUDIO

BARKER

Paul Barker, who spoke about the later years of PC in Iran, was a featured speaker at the Juneau World Affairs Council conference.  You can view his presentation, “Finding a Future in the Middle East,” by clicking here.

Rostam-Kolayi, Baker, Sawyer, Zimmerman, Floyd

Peace Corps in Iran:  The Later Years

VIDEO

Ahuja, Nikazm, Rezaee, Owen

Iran Center for Management Studies Legacy

VIDEO

Mostafa Rahbar

Step-by-Step Towards God

VIDEO

Tom Klobe

Sunni and Shia Views of Figurative Imagery

VIDEO

Persian Room

Peace Cylinder, Poetry and Music, Exhibits, & Ravaan Dancers

VIDEO

Michael Hillmann

Persian Art as Culture:  A New Iranian Narrative

VIDEO