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Iran: A Vast Diaspora Abroad and Millions of Refugees at Home (MIS)
Iranian Immigration statistics

North America


Cultural & Educational Organizations
Canadian Iranian Foundation
Iranian Canadian Congress
Iranian Community Association of Ontario
Iranian Cultural Society of Calgary
Iranian Cultural Society of Edmonton
Iranian Cultural Center Ottawa
Parya Foundation
Persian Arts & Cultural Society (Ottawa)
United Iranian-Canadian Society
Persian Circle
Tirgan Festival
Vancouver Iranian Choir
West Asia Council
Student Associations

Business & Professional Associations
Canadian Association for Iranian Accountants
Iran – Canada Business Council (ICBC)
Canadian Society of Iranian Engineers and Architects
Canadian Society of Iranian Food and Nutritional Scientists
Iranian Canadian Lawyers' Association (ICLA)
Iranian-Canadian Network
Network of Iranian Professionals in Alberta
Persian Cancer Support
Society of Iranian Canadian Professionals of BC

Iranian Studies
Iranian Studies (Concordia University)
Toronto Initiative for Iranian Studies

Kahrizak Foundation of Canada

Islamic Iranian Center of Imam Ali
Islamic Center of Vali-e Asr
Toronto Iranian Christian Church
Zoroastrian Society of Ontario

Iranian Women's Organization of Ontario

Bia2 Ottowa
Iran Javan
Jooya Online
Mahaneh - Edmonton
Montreal Persian Net
Persepolis Magazine
Persian Tribune
Saba Magazine
Salam Toronto
Shahre Ma
Radio Stations
TV Stations

Business Directories
Iran Business
Iranian Pages
Iran Star
Pars Page
Restaurant Guide

Fact-sheet on the Iranian-American Community (ISG MIT)
Overview of Socioeconomic Characteristic of Iranian-Americans (ISG MIT)
Projects on Iranian-Americans (ISG MIT)
Irancensus (NIAC)
Survey of Iranian Americans 2017 (PAAIA)
Spotlight on the Iranian Foreign Born (MIS)
Student Associations
Southern California Iranian Community

Persian Publications
Radio Stations
TV Stations

Irani AT (Austria)
Karewan (Austria)
Verein Iranischer Ingenieure/innen in Österreich (Belgium)
Persian Belgium
Aria7000 (France)
Association des Médecins, Dentistes et Pharmaciens Iraniens en France
Association Culturelle Franco-iranienne, Toulouse (France)
Irania (France)
Les Persiennes (France)
Mizehgerd (France)
Persia (France)
Peyman (France)
Pouya Cultural Center (France)
Société des Avocats et juristes Franco-IRaniens (France)
Persian Community in France (Iranica) (Germany)
IranBild (Germany)
Iran Infos (Germany)
Iran Now (Germany)
Iran Today (Germany)
Integrationsforum der IranerInnen in Deutschland
Kulturverein Dehkhoda e. V. (Germany)
Persiano (Germany)
Rahaward (Germany)
Planet Persia (Germany)
Iraniani (Italy)
La Casa della Cultura Iraniana Venezia (Italy)
Persia (Italy)
Perzie (The Netherlands)
Iranian Netherlands
Persian Dutch Network
Parsayan Association (Switzerland)
Iranian Researchers (ACI)
Iraania (Europe)
Persian Events
Student Associations

Radio Stations
TV Stations

Iranian Studies
Institut für Iranistik (Austria)
Institut Français de Recherche en Iran (France)
Institut d'études iraniennes (France)
Monde Iranien (France)
Institut für Iranistik (Universität Berlin)
Lehrstuhl für Iranistik: Sprachen, Geschichte und Kultur (Universität Bamberg)
Institut für Indologie und Iranistik (Universität München)
Seminar für Iranistik (Universität Göttingen)
Warsaw University, Department of Iranian Studies (Poland)
Kazan Federal University, Center for Iranian Studies (Russia)

Ahlebeyt (Zürich)
Islamic Center (Berlin)
Islamic Center (Hamburg)
Islamic Center of Imam Ali (Vienna)
Islamic Center (Rome)
Safir (Vienna)

Iranian Women in Austria
Iranian Women in Frankfurt

Business Directories
Parsian (Germany)
Restaurant Guide

Den Persiske Kulturforening (Denmark)
Iraden (Denmark)
Iran Info (Denmark)
FINFO: Guide to living in Denmark
The EU's Cultural Network - Iranians
Iranian (Finland)
Iran (Norway)
Akhbar (Sweden)
Iran DN (Sweden)
Iranfest (Sweden)
Iranska (Sweden)
Iranska Kulturforsknings Center (Sweden)
ISF (Sweden)
PerSIran (Sweden)
Saba Music Academy (Sweden)
Salam Nordic (Sweden)
Iranian Community in Sweden (Iranica)
Restaurant Guide
Radio Stations

Iranian Studies
Scandinavian Society for Iranian Studies (SSIS)

Women's Network (Sweden)

Shia (Oslo)

British Iranian Business And Professional Society
Caspian Arts Foundation
Edinburgh Iranian Festival
Edinburgh Omid Music Night
Farsophone Association in Britain
Festival of Arts
Iran Heritage - Events
Iranian Scottish Org
Iran Society
Iranian UK
Magic of Persia
Persia Educational Foundation (UK)
Persian Weekly
The Popli Khalatbari Charitable Foundation (Charity)
Toos Foundation
UK Iranian Artists
Xerxes Art
Student Associations

Kayhan London
Radio Stations
TV Stations

Iranian Studies
British Institute of Persian Studies (Iran, UK)
Centre for Iranian Studies, University of Durham
Institute of Iranian Studies (University of St Andrews)
Library for Iranian studies
London Academy of Iranian Studies
Manchester Iranian History Academic Network
SOAS, University of London, Centre for Iranian Studies

Islamic Center of England

Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation (IKWRO)

Business Directories
Iranian Directory (UK)
Best Iranian Guide for London
Restaurant Guide

China Radio International (Persian)
Iranians in Japan (Iranica)
Iranian Students in Japan
NHK Persian
Academic Society of Iranians in Japan
Iran Malaysia
Restaurant Guide
Radio Stations

Iranians in India
Irani Cafés
Parsi People
Parsi Irani Zoroastrian Community

Iranian Studies
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Department of Persian Studies

Islamic Center Japan

Persian Gulf
Iranian Business Council (Dubai)
Iranian Club (Dubai)
Iranian School in Kuwait
Iranian Companies in UAE
Radio Stations

Iranian Society of Victoria (Australia)
Iranian Community of Western Australia
Iranian Cultural Society of Wellington (New Zealand))
Restaurant Guide
Student Associations
Radio Stations

Expat Blog
Iranian expat network

Iranian Embassies & Missions

Cultural Affairs Offices
Serbia and Montenegro
Iranians Residing Abroad
High Council of Iranians Abroad


Job in Iran

Visa Requirements

Higher Education
Education USA

Political Organizations Abroad

International Federation of Iranian Refugees
Iranian Refugees Alliance Inc. (New York)

Worldwide Directory of Persian Restaurants

Iranian Film Festival Australia
International Diaspora Film Festival (Canada)
Iranian Film Festival Germany
Edinburgh Iranian Festival
London Iranian Film Festival
Paris Iranian Film Festival
Prague Film Festival
San Francisco Iranian Film Festival
Zurich Iranian Film Festival
An Accented Cinema: Exilic and Diasporic Filmmaking

Diaspora (Iranica)

The Literature of the Iranian Diaspora: Meaning and Identity Since
the Islamic Revolution
-by Sanaz Fotouhi
Iran Musings
Let Me Tell You Where I’ve Been-Edited by Persis M. Karim

Persian Music

Iranian diaspora in Hyderabad euphoric, seek to boost business - Times of India (February 17, 2018)
An Evening in Persia - Victoria University of Wellington (November 6, 2017)
Halifax celebrates Iranian summer festival of Tirgan - CBC (June 25, 2017)
Identity and Exile The Iranian Diaspora between Solidarity and Difference - Heinrich Böll Foundation (April 27, 2016)
Tales of exile and of home: Iranian diaspora in literature - TB (February 10, 2016)
Lawmakers move to protect Iran, Arab diaspora from new visa rules - Politico (January 13, 2016)
Iranian-Americans Have Reached Highest Echelons Of Tech, But Still Failed To Stop Visa Restriction - Forbes (December 21, 2015)
IAAB Iranian Diaspora Conference - UCLA (October 13-14, 2012)
Tehrangeles: How Iranians made part of LA their own - BBC (September 28, 2012) | Audio
Tehrangeles - Documentary Video (June 5, 2012)
Home Is Where They Let You Live - NY Times (May 26, 2012)
US firemen help Iranians celebrate the Festival of Fire - BBC (March 16, 2012)
A New Persian Empire Plants a Personal Flag - NY Times (March 9, 2012)
A talented diaspora presents a new kind of Iranian music - The National (January 31, 2012)
Muslim American comics? tour and documentary - WP (December 27, 2011)
Grandmother provides private window on US Iranian elders of the diaspora - WNN (November 24, 2011)
Introduction: Iranian Diaspora - JHU (November 11, 2011)
Iranian exiles worry about threat of attack on homeland - Reuters (November 9, 2011)
Is the US ready for 'Little Mosque on the Prairie'? - BBC (September 7, 2011)
Iranian Exiles Flock East, to Multiethnic Malaysia - Time Magazine (August 31, 2011)
Iran's Rock and Roll Revolutionaries From Los Angeles - NBC (March 4, 2011)
The Veil and Veiled Identities in Iranian Diasporic Writings - IPEDR (2011)
UN sanctions hurt Iranians abroad - Al Jazeera (October 19, 2010)
Germany Is Becoming Islamophobic - Spiegel (August 31, 2010)
The Iranian immigrant's desire to preserve their identity - BBC Persian (August 10, 2010)
Iran Expatriates Get Chilly Reception - NY Times (August 7, 2010)
Educated Iranians find scant shelter in Turkey - The Australian (July 06, 2010)
Iranian Diaspora Struggles to Find Unified Voice - IPS (June 29, 2010)-By Barbara Slavin
The New Phase of Globalization and the Brain Drain: Migration of Educated Iranians to the US (March 2010)- By Mohammad Chaichian
UAE airport officials strip-search Iranians - Press TV (February 4, 2010)
Iranian Diaspora: With focus on Iranian Immigrants in Sweden-By Asadulah Naghdi
On the Iranian Diaspora - Globalbrief (November 1, 2009)
A look inside the elite Iranian Jewish community of Beverly Hills - W Magazine (July 2009)
Disapora Iranians spreading the message - The Guardian (June 17, 2009)
Iran election: Diaspora views - BBC (June 9, 2009)
Iranian women's citizenship limbo - The Guardian (May 16, 2009)
The Iranian Diaspora and the New Media: From Political Action to Humanitarian Help- by Halleh Ghorashi
Concepts of sexuality and health among iranian women in Australia (March 2008)
Iranian Immigrants' perceptions of sexuality in Canada - Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality (2007)
Iranians Abroad - WP (June 21, 2007)
Persian Presences in the UAE - Asharq Al-Awsat (January 2, 2007)
Iranian Women in Exile Finding Voices Through Literature - WF (November 6, 2006)
MIT Iranian Studies Group Launches the Iranian-American Community Survey 2005 (December 15, 2004)
Iranian-Americans Reported Among Most Highly Educated in U.S. - Washington File (January 13, 2004)
Statistical Indicators of Iranian Students and Scholars Abroad
Biculturalism Among the Iranian-American College Students (2006)-By Niloofar Farnoody
Highly-qualified Iranian immigrants in Germany: the role of ethnicity and culture - JEMS (January 1, 1999)
Identity Politics and Iranian Exile Music Videos-by Hamid Naficy
The Iranian Americans: A Popular Social History of a New American Ethnic Group
Iran: Coping With The World's Highest Rate Of Brain Drain-By Golnaz Esfandiari
Huge cost of Iranian brain drain (BBC)
Iran: Life in the diaspora (BBC)

Exiled Memories: Stories of Iranian Diaspora
Irangeles: Iranians in Los Angeles (Online)
Let Me Tell You Where I Have Been: New Writings By Women of the Iranian Diaspora.
Hamid Naficy: The making of exile cultures: Iranian television in Los Angeles (Online)
Hamid Naficy: An Accented Cinema: Exilic and Diasporic Filmmaking


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Iranian-Americans in  Los Angeles celebrating Nowruz (March 20, 2005) - by QH

Iranian-Americans in  Los Angeles celebrating Nowruz (March 20, 2005)  - by QH

Iranian-Americans in  Los Angeles celebrating Nowruz (March 26, 2006)  - by QH

Iranian-Americans girls wearing T-shirts with the Faravahar Symbol - LA (October 12, 2008)  - by QH

Iranian-Americans in  Los Angeles celebrating Nowruz (March 27, 2011)  - by QH

Iranian-Americans enjoying the festival of Sizdahbedar at Balboa Park in Los Angeles (April 4, 2010) - by QH

Iranian-Americans enjoying the festival of Sizdahbedar at Balboa Park in Los Angeles (April 4, 2010) - by QH

Iranian-American Youth dancing at the festival of Sizdahbedar at Balboa Park in Los Angeles (April 5, 2009) - by QH

Iranian-Americans enjoying the festival of Sizdahbedar at Balboa Park in Los Angeles (April 4, 2010) - by QH

NIPOC Mehregan Festival, Costa Mesa (October 2, 2004) - by QH

Valley Mehregan Festival, Woodland Hills (October 22, 2006) - by QH

NIPOC Mehregan Festival, Costa Mesa (September 10, 2006) - by QH

NIPOC Mehregan Festival, Costa Mesa (September 10, 2006) - by QH

NIPOC Mehregan Festival, Costa Mesa (October 11, 2008) - by QH

NIPOC Mehregan Festival, Costa Mesa (October 11, 2008) - by QH

NIPOC Mehregan Festival, Costa Mesa (September 25, 2010) - by QH

Iranian Football Fans - UCLA June 4, 2006 - by QH

Alborz High School Alumni Picnic - Pacific Palisades (October 1, 2006) - by QH

Iranian Studnet Group at ULCA (October 1, 2005) - by QH

7th Annual Iranian Culture Show - UCLA (May 28, 2009) - by QH

ISG UCLA/PACI Fashion Show - LA (April 25, 2008) - by QH

CSUN ISA Culture Show - Tarzana (April 9, 2011) - by QH

Iranian American Women's Leadership Conference - Irvine (January 30, 2011) - by QH

Second Generation Iranian-American girls deomonstrate to preserve the name of Persian Gulf - LA (August 5, 2012) - by QH

Iranian-Americans protesting in LA (June 28, 2009) - by QH

Iranian-Americans marching on Wilshire Blvd. in LA (June 28, 2009) - by QH

Iranian-American woman cheering for Iran's volleyball team  - USC (August 9, 2014) - by QH

Fire Festival of Chahar Shanbeh Souri - LA (March 13, 2007) - by QH

Woman jumping ovrt fire at the Chahar Shanbeh Souri Festival - LA (March 18, 2008) - by QH

Chahar Shanbeh Souri 'Fire Celebration' - LA (March 18, 2008) - by QH

Female Daf player at the Fire Celebration - LA (March 18, 2008) - by QH

Chahar Shanbeh Souri 'Fire Celebration' - LA (March 17, 2009) - by QH