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Who We Are

HIA is a Harvard University Shared Interest Group (SIG) dedicated to developing a network among current and future Harvard alumni – from all backgrounds – with an interest in Iranian culture and the Iranian community.

HIA is also a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding communication, community, and collaboration on initiatives related to Iranians globally.


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What We Do

From strengthening alumni connections to convening a world-class annual conference, HIA is in a unique position to convene students, alumni, academics, and professionals in a meaningful way.

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Our Impact

HIA was established as a Harvard University SIG in the fall of 2015, and received its 501(c)3 designation in the fall of 2016. Since then, we have established stronger ties within the Harvard community, held 3 weekend-long conferences, and created meaningful opportunities for connection among both the Harvard and Iranian communities.

 
 
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HIA's membership includes more than 200 Harvard alumni of Iranian descent, representing Harvard College and every Harvard graduate school.

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Most HIA events are open to the broader community, and we welcome all who are interested in sharing and learning more about Iran, Iranians, and Iranian culture.

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The inaugural Harvard Iranian Weekend (HIW) was held in April 2016, and has since become an annual tradition.