THE IRAS INSTITUTE 27 Feb 2016 17:30 -------------------------------------------------- Title : EVENT: Prospects of Iranian Studies in Russia -------------------------------------------------- Text : Date: February 27, 2016 Time: 18:00 to 20:00 (GMT +3:30) Venue: The IRAS Institute, Tehran, Iran Speaker: Lana Ravandi-Fadai, Senior Researcher, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences Presider: Mahmoud Shoori, Head of Eurasia Program, Center for Strategic Research; Senior Fellow, The IRAS Institute Description: The IRAS Institute will host Dr. Lana Ravandi-Fadai Senior Researcher at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. She graduated from the Eastern Studies Department of Baku State University and in 1997 received her Degree in Master of Art as a Regional Specialist in Iran from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. In 2002, she successfully defended her dissertation to become a Doctor of Historical Sciences. Since 1998, she has worked as a research fellow and taught Persian language and literature at the Oriental University in Moscow. Her works examine political and social developments in contemporary Iran political parties and factions, government institutions, educational policy, and ethnic and women s issues.