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About Danesh Institute

Established in 1994, the Institute is a nonpolitical, independent, not-for-profit educational organization. As such, the Institute has been incorporated in the State of Indiana and is recognized as a 501(c)(3) corporation by the United States Internal Revenue Service. The purpose of the Institute is to stimulate and promote scholarly studies related to contemporary Iranian society and to Iranian communities abroad, particularly in the United States. The Institute has pursued this purpose by offering annual conferences, sponsoring special projects, and publishing newsletters and bulletins. Samples of these publications can be found on this website (See Conference).




University of Chicago

Iranian and Other Middle Eastern Immigrants: Their Contributions to American Society.

News From Board Members

Danesh Institute is delighted to announce that Dr. Kamalipour received the 2013 Researcher of the Year Award from the Information and Telecommunications Education and Research Association (ITERA). As the recipient, Dr. Kamalipour delivered the keynote address at ITERA Annual Conference held in April 2013 in Cincinnati.

Dr. Irene Queiro-Tajalli received one of the Distinguished Achievement Awards from the Center for Leadership Development - Empowering Youth, Strengthening Community, in March 2014, Indianapolis, IN. This award recognizes individuals for their "...superb dedication and accomplishments in both the performance of life's work and the rendering of service to those in need."