Harvard Iranian Weekend (HIW) is a global conference curated and coordinated by Harvard students, alumni, and faculty. HIW convenes students, academics, and professionals with an interest in better understanding Iran and Iranian culture, showcasing perspectives and insights on topics of interest including entrepreneurship, culture, policy, science, and the arts.
Taking place April 7-9, 2017, the theme for the second annual Harvard Iranian Weekend is “Engage.” Our deliberate choice of an active verb reflects our belief that active engagement is critical to our collective success. HIW will provide an open forum for the discussion of diverse issues such as the continuously-changing Iran policy landscape, the evolution of Iranian cuisine within and outside Iran, as well as the contributions and impact of Iranian Americans in the United States in science, entrepreneurship, culture, and beyond.
Harvard Iranian Alumni
Harvard Iranian Alumni (HIA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and official Harvard University Shared Interest Group (SIG) dedicated to developing a network among current and future Harvard alumni – from all backgrounds – with an interest in Iranian culture and the Iranian community.
As a nonprofit organization, HIA seeks to expand communication, community, and collaboration on issues and initiatives related to Iran and Iranians. HIA is in a unique position to convene students, alumni, academics, and professionals to spur dialogue, develop mutual understanding, and facilitate engagement in order to address many of the pressing and current issues involving Iran and the Iranian community.
Harvard Kennedy School Persian Caucus
The Harvard Kennedy School Persian Caucus is a student organization that seeks to inform members of the Kennedy School community about Persian culture and politics through on-campus discussions, speakers, film screenings, and food.
Harvard Iranian Student Association
The Harvard Iranian Student Association aims to foster fellowship among Harvard students and scholars interested in Iranian intellectual and cultural heritage. By organizing social, intellectual, and cultural events, its aim is for the Harvard community at large to learn about and engage with Iranian students and culture.