Austin Conference

PCIA organized a reunion/conference held at the University of Texas at Austin in May, 2015.  Attended by over 200 people, the conference focused on the history of the Peace Corps in Iran, aspects of Iranian history and culture, and current events related to Iran.

 

IRAN TODAY:  QUEST FOR NEW NARRATIVES

 

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Thursday Morning

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BILL BEEMAN -- American Views of Iran--Iranian Views of America: Symbolic Estrangement in Action 

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MELEIA EGGER -- Fifty Years of Peace Corps: Performance Poem

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MARY CATHERINE BATESON -- Two-Way Gift: What Iran Peace Corps Volunteers Brought Back to America

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MICHAEL CRAIG HILLMANN - New Iranian Narratives in Persian Texts

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Youth in Iran

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Thursday Afternoon

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Peace Corps Iran: The Early Years

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Women Potters in Iran

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Persian Art as Culture: A New Iranian Narrative

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Days of Revolution: “Aliabad” of Shiraz in Iran and in the World in the 20th and 21st Centuries

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Peace Corps Women’s Experience in Iran

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Persian Refresher 1: Using the Persian for America(ns)(c) textbook series

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 Peace Corps in Iran: A History and In-Depth look at the Later Years

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A Common Bond, Three Americans in Iran: Terence O’Donnell, Howard Baskerville and Curtis Harnack

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Defining and Developing Approaches to Building the Iran Center for Management Studies: Legacy in a Global Context

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Getting Published

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Step-by-Step Toward Meeting God

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Friday Morning

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Iran’s Mediatic Diplomacy with the West: War by Other Means

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Traveling in Iran Today

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Iranian and American Narratives: Personal Witness, Engagement and Community

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Iranian Contemporary Architecture: Looking Forward and Backward

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Peace Corps Global Presenters Training

 

Friday Afternoon

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MELEIA EGGER - Peace Corps Story Telling: A Spoken Word Workshop

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Sunni and Shia Views of Figurative Imagery

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Persian Refresher 2: Using Persian of Iran Today 1, 2

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JOHN KRAUSKOPF - Author Readings

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Persian Room

 

Saturday Morning

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JOHN LIMBERT - The Road Back to Tehran: Undoing the Last Sixty Years

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BIJAN AFKAMI - Translating Insight to Action: the Challenge to Citizens

 

MARY MARKS -Impressions of the Conference / Reunion in Austin, Texas