Today's events (Oct. 17)


• Lecture: Shahla Talebi

As part of the Iranian Studies Lecture Series at Stanford University, Shahla Talebi, an assistant professor of religious studies at Arizona State University, will give a free talk titled "Revisiting Ghosts of Revolution: A Reading and A Reflection on Rekindled Memories of Imprisonment in Iran." The event is today (Oct. 17) at 6:30 p.m. in Pigott Hall, Building 260, Room 113. Talebi is a native of Iran who lived through the 1979 revolution and the Iran-Iraq War before going to school at the University of California at Berkeley. Go to events.stanford.edu.

• Author: Khaled Hosseini

"The Kite Runner" author Khaled Hosseini will give a talk tonight (Oct. 17) at 7 p.m. at the Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The author, who is also goodwill envoy to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, will be in conversation with San Jose State University president Mohammad Qayoumi. He is scheduled to speak about Afghanistan's history and his family ties to the country where he was born. Admission is $20 general and $12 for Commonwealth Club members; a book-signing is scheduled for 8 p.m. Call 415-597-6705 or go to commonwealthclub.org.

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