Iranian Studies Group at MIT
Lecture Series

- Interested in the current state of the Iranian economy and
- Want to know how China's economic model is inspiring Iranian
- Interested in a lecture by a prominent Iranian expert for first-hand insight into the Iranian economy today?

Make space in your busy MIT or non-MIT schedule and join us for second lecture of the Iranian Studies Group at MIT Fall 2004 Lecture Series


"What happened to the China Model? Future of Economic Reforms in Iran"
Siamak Namazi

Managing Director of Atieh Bahar Consulting (Tehran, Iran)
Monday Nov. 22, 2004 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139
Room 4-231
Lecture in English
Free and Open to the Public
Refreshments will be served.
Please plan to arrive before 6:00 p.m. so the session can start on-time and with minimal interruptions.

About the Speaker:

Siamak Namazi is the Managing Director Atieh Bahar Consulting. He is also Editor of Iran Energy Focus and a frequent contributor to a variety of publications that deal with Iran and the Caspian area. These include chapters on: "The Caspian's Environmental Woes" in The Caspian: A New Frontier for Energy & Development (St. Martin's Press); and co-authoring the section dealing with Iran in the Encyclopedia of World Political Parties and Systems. Mr. Namazi comes to Atieh Bahar after several years with one of the leading Competitive Intelligence firms based out of the US. He has worked or studied in the United States, Iran, Egypt and Kenya. He holds a BA in International Relations from Tufts University and an MS in Planning from Rutgers University, where he studied under a Russell Fellowship. Furthermore, Mr. Namazi served a stint as a visiting scholar in the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC.

About the Iranian Studies Group at MIT

The Iranian Studies Group at MIT (ISG) is a non-partisan, non-profit, academic organization with the aim of promoting Iranian civil society through conducting research on issues related to Iranian native and expatriate societies. Our research projects focus on the cultural, social, economic, and political development of the Iranian society. By actively publicizing our findings in a format that is accessible for the community at large, we aim to bridge the gap between research, public knowledge, and policy-making.

ISG promotes an analytical approach to long-term issues that are important to Iranians worldwide, from an independent Iranian perspective, and within a democratic spirit. ISG aims at creating a dynamic network of academics, community leaders and interested individuals working on an analytical understanding of contemporary Iranian issues, regardless of their social, political or religious beliefs. To accomplish these goals, ISG is committed to presenting the public with diverse perspectives on issues related to its mission through research projects, lecture series and article publications.

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