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Touraj Daryaee

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Mohsen Namjoo: A New Music and Poetry for Modern Iran

(2) Comments | Posted December 10, 2010 | 9:32 AM

On June 20th, 2010, the Disney Concert Hall hosted a young Iranian musician named Mohsen Namjoo. He was born in a small city in the northeast of Iran named Torbat Jam, but now resides in Europe, mainly in Italy and Austria. One may ask why Namjoo is important enough to...

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Auctioning Ancient Iranian Artifacts: Implications for US Cultural Policy

(4) Comments | Posted December 3, 2009 | 2:35 PM

A bombing in Jerusalem. A troubled foreign country tried in absentia in U.S. courts. Priceless archeological artifacts threatened. It sounds like it could be the plot of Dan Brown's next novel, but this time the situation is a real one that could have tragic consequences for America's cultural policies and...

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