Welcome to the Iranian Studies Initiative

​We stand in solidarity with the courageous Iranian women and their male compatriots. We support their struggle for freedom, human rights, and dignity and strongly condemn any use of violence against those calling for basic human rights for all Iranians.


About the Initiative

Dare to Think & The Jina Revolution 

Dr. Majid Naficy on his new book 

"Woman, Life, Freedom" ArtRise Collective at UCSB

Leading the way: Iranian women and their long road for their rights

Mexican foreign council interviews Dr. Janet Afary about the events that sparked the latest women’s protests in Iran


UCSB Lecture Series 2023-24

Presented By 

The Iranian Studies Initiative at Uc Santa Barbara & Farhang Foundation 


Workshop on Molla Naserddin Book at UCSB

Featured Lecture Series and Conferences

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