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Persian Student Banquet, "U.S. - Iranian Relations: The Long View"
Saturday, April 9, 2005 - 6:30pm
John Limbert, former ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, and one of the Americans held hostage in 1979 by Iran, will give the keynote address, "U.S.-Iranian Relations: The Long View," at this year's Persian Studies banquet at Portland State University, April 9, 2005.

The banquet also celebrates a resurgence of Persian Studies at PSU, where language and literature courses are offered for Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish and Urdu, as well as a wide range of history and cultural classes focused on the Middle East.

The Persian Studies banquet will be held Saturday, April 9, 2005, at 6:30 p.m. in Hoffmann Hall (1833 SW 11th Ave., Portland), and is sponsored by PSU's Persian Studies Advisory Board, the Middle East Studies Center, and the World Affairs Council of Oregon. The keynote address by John Limbert begins at 8 p.m. Individual tickets to the banquet are $45, with corporate and sponsored tables available. In addition, a limited number of seats for the lecture are available at no cost for members of the community. Reservations are required; call
503-725-4074 to purchase tickets or to reserve a seat for the lecture.