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FORTHCOMING BASKERVILLE INSTITUTE WEBINARS

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Lady of the Land of Horses:

The Story of Louise Firouz, the American who

Discovered the Caspian Horse in Iran

January 27th, 2023
5 PM (EST)

Ateshé Larsson-Firouz

Louise Firouz was an American horsewoman who was unable to find suitable mounts for her children to ride in her husband’s native Iran. She went in search of ponies that were rumoured to live in the inhospitable Caspian Mountains in the north. She travelled through remote villages and ancient civilizations and returned with three tiny horses, only waist high. Could these be the same horses that she had seen pulling chariots on the ancient friezes at Persepolis and on the seal of King Darius the Great in 500 BC? Had they survived 3000 years of turmoil in the remote Caspian Mountains? Would they survive the gathering storm of Iran’s Civil War? The discovery of these tiny ancient horses would test the limits of Louise Firouz’ strength and resolve.

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INTRODUCING FREEDOM OF THOUGHT JOURNAL (FTJ)

Introducing Freedom of Thought Journal: a bilingual publication, in Persian and English, published by Iran Academia University Press in The Netherlands.

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Louise Firouz was an American horsewoman who was unable to find suitable mounts for her children to ride in her husband’s native Iran. She went in search of ponies that were rumoured to live in the inhospitable Caspian Mountains in the north. She travelled through remote villages and ancient civilizations and returned with three tiny horses, only waist high. Could these be the same horses that she had seen pulling chariots on the ancient friezes at Persepolis and on the seal of King Darius the Great in 500 BC? Had they survived 3000 years of turmoil in the remote Caspian Mountains? Would they survive the gathering storm of Iran’s Civil War? The discovery of these tiny ancient horses would test the limits of Louise Firouz’ strength and resolve.

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ARTICLES PUBLISHED

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Opinion:
Filmmakers, musicians, visual artists and writers have found new ways to protest in Iran

Author: Bahman Baktiari
The Iranian protests continue into 2023, and the protesters are growing.

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Opinion:
A game changer in Iran — how soccer stars are driving Iran’s protest movement

Author: Bahman Baktiari
The FIFA World Cup in Qatar has soccer enthusiasts scrutinizing every game…

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Woman, Life, Freedom:
The Origins of the Uprising in Iran

Author: Janet Afary and Kevin B. Anderson
The massive protests in Iran, fueled by the audacity of young women and children, are rooted in over a century of struggle.

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Iran’s clerics have declared war on their own people

Author: John Limbert
A tight, privileged fraternity of religious leaders has monopolized power in Tehran since 1979. It’s now backed itself into a corner.e

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LISTEN TO REZA ASLAN

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Reza Aslan:
How Should Americans React to Iran’s Revolution(s)? –
The Realignment Podcast

ORDER YOUR COPY OF THE BOOK HERE

Order your copy of Reza Aslan’s An American Martyr in Persia: The Epic Life and Tragic Death of Howard Baskerville through King’s English Bookstore today!

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WEBINARS ON IRAN

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WEBINARS ON IRAN

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INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

 In Collaboration with
The Hinckley Institute of Politics &
The University of Utah

MEET OUR FALL 2022 / SPRING 2023 INTERNS:

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EMMA FRANCIS

We are delighted to have Emma as our Fall 2022/Spring 2023 intern. Emma is majoring in International Studies with a minor in Middle East Studies at the University of Utah. She is learning Persian and wants to pursue a career in the US government.

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MAHA SAIDAHMED

Maha Saidahmed is currently a senior at Emory & Henry College, double majoring in Political Science and Civic Innovation with a minor in History. In her free time she loves spending time with her family, friends and traveling to new cities and countries. As a Sudanese-American, she also enjoys strengthening her Arabic. Maha joined the Baskerville Institute in January 2023. Maha is our Spring intern working with Professor Matt Shannon on his Community School project.

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