Baskerville Institute’s Conversation Series 2021-2022

2023 – 2024 Programs


Building Bridges Through Education: The Institutional Challenges of Collaboration Between American and Iranian Universities

October 11, 2023 1 PM (MDT)


Lady of the Land of Horses:
The Story of Louise Firouz, the American who Discovered the Caspian Horse in Iran

January 27, 2023 3 PM (MST) / 5 PM (EST)


John Limbert and Marc Grossman: “Believers: Love and Death in Tehran”


Hussein Banai, Malcolm Byrne, and John Tirman: “Republics of Myth: National Narratives and the US-Iran Conflict”
Chair/Moderator: Lawrence Wilkerson

Previous Programs 2021-2022


Susan Stein: “Seizing a Crown: How the Murder of a US Vice Consul led to the Creation of the Pahlavi Dynasty”

Sep 19, 2022 2:00 PM (EDT)

Eden Naby: “The Paradox for US Iranian Emigres in a Globalizing World: the Americanization of the first Iranian (Assyrian) Medical Family 120 Years Ago
May 9, 2022 at 12 PM – 1:30 PM (MST)

Roundtable Reflections: Turning Experience Into Learning

April 21, 2022 2 PM (MT) / 4 PM (ET)

Reza Aslan “An American Martyr in Persia: The Epic Life and Tragic Death of Howard C. Baskerville”
April 19, 2022 at 2 PM (ET)

Persis Karim: “What Makes Us Iranian? An Exploration of the Iranian Diaspora Forty Years On

April 11, 2022 12:00 – 1:30 PM (MST)

“Mission for Development: Utah Universities and Economic Development in Iran”
March 14, 2022 at 12 PM – 1:30 PM (MST)
Suzanne Maloney: “The Iranian Revolution at 43: Sources of Tensions and Conflict with the United States”
February 14, 2022 at 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (MST)
Hooman Estelami Book Talk: “The Americans of Urumia: Iran’s First Americans and their Mission to the Assyrian Christians”
January 24, 2022 at 12:00 PM (MST)

James Goode Book Talk: “Living, Loving Iran: A Memoir”

December 13, 2021 12:00 – 1:30 PM (MST)

Liora Hendelman-Baavur Book Talk: “Creating the Modern Iranian Woman: Popular Culture between Two Revolutions (The Global Middle East)”
November 22, 2021 at 12:00 PM (MST) or 9 PM Tel Aviv

Peace Corps Iran Association Virtual Conference:

Looking Back to a Path Forward

Peace Corps Iran Association Virtual Conference

October 2, 2021


Joan Gaughan Book Talk: “The Shuster Mission to Iran: Leaving Something Worthwhile Behind”

October 11, 2021 12:00 PM (MST)

“Peace Corps in Iran: A History of Friendship and Contributions”
September 22, 2021 12:00 PM (MST)

This event coincides with the  60th anniversary of the founding of the United States Peace Corp in 1961.  Since its founding sixty years ago,  more than 240,000 Americans have served as Peace Corps volunteers in scores of countries.  In Iran,  more than 2,000 Peace Corps volunteers served in the country between 1961-1976.  


“Meet Mayoral Candidate Abdullah Hammoud: Civic Engagement, Elections, and Friendship”

August 23, 2021 2:00 PM (MST)

Baskerville Institute’s Lecture Series Webinars 2020-2021


September 28, 2020 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Iran in the Early 20th Century

Houchang Chehabi

Professor of History and International Relations, Boston University

November 16, 2020 12:00 -1:30 pm
America in the Early 20th Century:

Politics, Society and Religion in Howard C. Baskerville’s America (1885-1909)

Charles Randhall Paul

President, Foundation for Religious Diplomacy

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January 4, 2021 12:00 -1:30 pm
American Connections with Iran / Iranian Connections with America

Matthew Shannon

Associate Professor of History, Emory & Henry College

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February 22, 2021 12:00-1:30 pm
“Saving Persia from International Intrigue and Financial Disaster:
The Story of W Morgan Shuster.”

Kelly J. Shannon

Associate Professor of History, Florida Atlantic University

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March 22, 2021 12:00-1:30 pm
America’s Connection to Iran: American Presbyterian Missionaries in the late 19th & the Early 20th Century Iran.”

Michael Zirinsky

Emeritus Professor of History, Boise State University

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April 19, 2021 12:00-1:30 pm
The American Lafayette of Iran: The Story of Howard C. Baskerville

Bahman Baktiari
Executive Director
The Baskerville Institute

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The American Lafayette of Iran: The Story of Howard C. Baskerville

Reza Aslan

The Story Of Morgan Shuster In Persia 1911

Professor Kelly J. Shannon

Iran & Israel: From Close Friendship To Bitter Enmity: A Conversation With Prof. David Menashri

The Baskerville Institute Conversation Series 2021: Ambassador John W. Limbert (Part 1)

The Baskerville Institute Conversation Series 2021: Ambassador John W. Limbert (Part 2)

Professor Chehabi Lecture, part 1

Professor Chehabi Lecture, part 2

Video recordings of Professor Matthew Shannon’s lecture: “American Connections with Iran / Iranian Connections with America.” ( January 4, 2021)