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Sepideh Saeedi
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Sepideh Saeedi is a Ph.D. candidate in Archaeology at SUNY Binghamton. She focuses on Iran’s prehistory and has done archaeological field work in Iran and United States.

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Iranian Students in the U.S. and America's Public Mandate

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 1:03 PM

A few days ago the Washington Institute for Near East policy published a report on the situation of the Iranian students who seek higher education in the U.S. each year. This report has been prepared mainly through personal interviews and surveys from an unknown number of...

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First Female Archaeologist Appointed as the Head of the Archaeological Research Center in Iran

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 1:24 PM

Women's disadvantaged status in archaeology even in the Western progressive societies has been well documented. Most often, gender inequalities in the discipline of archaeology are assumed or asserted to derive from the more general phenomenon of patriarchy in culture and/or from the masculinist values of science. However it is also...

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Archeo-diplomacy: A Genuine or a Fake Effort?

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2013 | 1:20 PM

As a sign of a thaw in U.S.-Iranian relations, a supposed 2,700-year-old silver object, thought to have been looted from a cave in Iran, was repatriated to the Iranian chief of Cultural Heritage Organization, Mr. Najafi a progressive reform politician who accompanied the Iranian president in his recent...

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U.S. Official Media Outlets Engaging With Iran Are in Dire Need of Reform

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2013 | 11:45 AM

On June 14, 2013, the Iranian people elected Hassan Rowhani, the moderate cleric sometimes called "the diplomat sheikh," with a clear majority of the votes in the first round of voting as their new president. This came about as a surprise to almost every expert and foreign government as well...

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The Iranian Presidential Election Is Relevant More Now Than Ever

(8) Comments | Posted June 3, 2013 | 3:50 PM

The struggle of the Iranians for democracy with upholding the ancient and very long tradition of the line of monarch's absolute power in all aspects of governing the society, and even the domestic aspects of the people's lives, started in early years of the 20th century. The constitutional revolution formally...

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Why the Cyrus Cylinder Matters

(3) Comments | Posted March 19, 2013 | 1:06 PM

Since all archaeological objects are mute, they lend themselves to multiple interpretations. Many different stories from different points of view can be told about a single object. The Cyrus Cylinder is no exception. This iconic object discovered in Iraq in 1879, legally but unethically was exported from that country and...

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