Since its founding, the Baskerville Institute, a 501(c)(3) located in Salt Lake City, Utah, has actively promoted friendship between Americans and Iranians.

At present, the Institute’s core activities are structured around four pillars:

  • To educate Iranians and Americans about ways in which positive change in this relationship can be brought about.
  • To emphasize the history of friendship between Americans and Iranians that dates back over a century.
  • To document the contributions made by Americans who came to Iran independently to help with Iranian education and training.
  • To initiate bridge-building projects that strengthen people-people exchanges between Iran and the United States

The Institute runs a lecture/webinar series, hosts a digital archive, supports research fellows and student interns, publishes a newsletter and translation projects, organizes cultural exhibitions and educational programs, and otherwise facilitates bridge-building between Americans and Iranians. We have demonstrated that friendship can be used to build bridges between American and Iranian societies when official relationships are strained.

Please help us continue our programs by contributing to the Baskerville Institute. Your contributions will support our lecture programs, student internships, translation projects, and initiatives that promote friendship between Americans and Iranians.

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Internship Program

The Baskerville Institute’s internship program gives students the chance to gain valuable knowledge and experience about the United States and Iran, while also connecting with scholars and experts in the field, building important connections that will benefit them in their professional and academic career. The Baskerville Institute offers internship credits through the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah. Please consider supporting our internship program by making a donation.

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Community School Oral History Project

By facilitating research scholars whose work helps us gain a deeper knowledge of the history of American-Iranian friendship. The Baskerville Institute is pleased to support the Community School Oral History Project directed by Professor Matthew Shannon. To support this project, you can donate here:

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If you prefer to send a check, make it payable to the Baskerville Institute:

Baskerville Institute
350 E 400 S Suite #407
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Telephone: 801-326-0344

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