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Taghi Amirani, Walter Murch and Stephen Kinzer discuss inspiration and complex history behind the new documentary “Coup 53” at a screening of the film in the Granoff Center Tuesday night.

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Watson kicks off documentary initiative with screening of ‘Coup 53’

January 30, 2020 0 comments

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs kick-started the John F. Kennedy Jr. Initiative for Documentary Film and Social Progress with a screening of “Coup 53” at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts Tuesday evening.

Narges Bajoghli’s book, “Iran Reframed: Anxieties of Power in the Islamic Republic,” is the culmination of an ethnographic study in Iran that lasted over a decade.

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Visiting professor Narges Bajoghli discusses decade of research on Iran

January 28, 2020 0 comments

Narges Bajoghli, professor of Middle East Studies at Johns Hopkins University, discussed the decades-long research behind her 2019 book in a talk at the Watson Institute Monday night.

Local activists participated in an event organized by Act Now to Stop War and End Racism Coalition to call for peace in the Middle East.

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Community members rally for peace with Iran

January 27, 2020 0 comments

Despite the biting cold, dozens of students, local activists, veterans and children gathered on the steps of the Rhode Island State House Saturday to tell leaders: “No War with Iran.”

Lives of two Iranian students upturned by Trump immigration bans

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Lives of two Iranian students upturned by Trump immigration bans

March 24, 2017 4 comments

As President Trump signed his first executive order on immigration, Babak Hemmatian GS discovered his father’s colon cancer had spread to his other organs.