Calendar & Curriculum

Course Calendar


    Registration begins 10 October 2017
    Early registration deadline 20 December 2017
    Registration deadline 20 January 2018

    Workshop begins 20 February 2018
    Last day of workshop 26 February 2018

    Tehran 23 February 2018
    Desert, Abyaneh, Isfahan 26-28 February 2018


Sample Curriculum

Day Theme Classes Social Program
9:00- 10:45 11- 12:45 14- 15:45
Monday Opening and Introduction Opening Shi’a Origins and Branches Shi’a and Iran Holy Shrine
Tuesday Shi’a Doctrines Sources of Shi’a Thought Imamate Doctrine Mahdism Doctrine Jamkaran Mosque
Wednesday Shi’a Rituals Mourning and Festivals Ceremonies Prayers and Pilgrimages Guest Lecturer Imam Khomeini’s house
Thursday Shi’a Ethics and Mysticism Shi’a Ethics Shi’a Irfan Guest Lecturer Traditional Bazaar
Friday Trip to Tehran 1-Day tour of Tehran
Saturday Shi’a Authority and Political Thought Shi’a Political Thought Shi’a Authority, Ijtihad and Fatwa Guest Lecturer Meeting with Ayatollah
Sunday Shi’a and Contemporary Challenges Shi’a and Women Shi’a and Interfaith Dialogue Guest Lecturer Hawza Ilmiah

* Sample Schedule: The class times are not fixed, and the same classes might not be taught at each course.
** Class: All classes will be taught using a combination of lectures and discursive discussions.
*** Guest Lecturer: Participants with high academic background on Iran, Shiism or Islamic Studies are warmly welcome to present a lecture out of their research project or field of study to share their ideas with other participants. We are honored to have up to 4 Guest Lecturers in our workshop schedule.