On Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 the World Affairs Council of the Quad Cities hosted Dr. Cyrus Zargar’s lecture “Iran from the Inside Out: Culture and Literature through the Lens of Politics.” This topic was very timely, following the lifting of US and EU sanctions against Iran earlier in January 2016 and the first European visit by an Iranian president in 16 years. Dr. Zargar gave insights into the history, film, television and poetry of Iran in order to convey a deeper understanding of Iranian identity. The lecture was followed by a vivid question-and-answer session, indicating an increased interest of the community in the topic. We thank Dr. Zargar for his informative and engaging presentation.
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