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Chehar Shanbeh Soori

  • Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 at 7pm - 10pm
    Location: NTC Park, 2455 Cushing Road San Diego, CA 92106

    Live Music by…

Nowruz celebration with the collaboration of AIAP and PCC

  • Saturday, March 21st, 2015 at 6pm - 11:30pm
    Location: La Jolla Marriott, 4240 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037
    AIAP or PCC current members: $100

    Non-members: $110

Iranian Immigrants in the US: A Statistical Review (in Persian)

  • Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 at 6pm - 9:30pm
    Location: Sufi Mediterranean Cuisine (5911 Balboa Ave San Diego, CA 92111‎ (858) 278-7770)

    Title: Culture and nonviolence in Iran (Farhang va Khushunat…

[CANCELLED due to rain] Monthly Hike: Santa Rosa Plateau

  • Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 at 8am - 11am
    Location: Santa Rosa Plateau

    The AIAP's February hike will be at Santa Rosa Plateau in Murrieta.

Science and Pseudo-Science

  • Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 at 6pm - 9:30pm
    Location: Sufi Mediterranean Cuisine (5911 Balboa Ave San Diego, CA 92111‎ (858) 278-7770)

    Title: Science and Pseudo-Science
    Speaker: Dr. Ali Nayeri


Monthly Hike at San Marcos Twin Peaks

  • Sunday, January 18th, 2015 at 7:30am - 10:30am
    Location: San Marcos Twin Peaks

    AIAP January hike will be at San Marcos Twin Peaks. This is a moderate, very nice…

Yalda Night Celebration December 17, 2014

  • Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 at 6pm - 9:30pm
    Location: Sufi Mediterranean Cuisine (5911 Balboa Ave San Diego, CA 92111‎ (858) 278-7770)

    We have a special program with ethnic Persian music  to…

Looking for investors interested in supporting a feature film

Posted by Admin AIAP, Monday, November 24th, 2014 @ 8:58pm

  • Arian Harandi says: 

    My name is Arian Harandi and I am an Iranian film maker. I would like to invite you to watch my new short film which is doing very well at Film Festivals across America: 

    We are now working on a feature film entitled “The Big Day” which we would like to film next summer.  I am reaching out to you today because we are looking for investors interested in supporting the film. We have an amazing script and a great business plan for the film. I would appreciate the opportunity to send you the business plan for you to look at. 

    Iranian film makers are scarce in America.  I am speaking specifically about Iranians making American films. The world doesn't know about the great talents that our culture can provide, and I would love the opportunity to show my work and my talent and try to make a name as an Iranian film maker in the American cinemas. 

    If you are interested in investing in the film, I would love the opportunity to speak to you further about the project. Also if you or anyone you know would be interested in donating to the project, we would be grateful for any amount, donations can be made from our website. 

    You can also check out our website, from there you can link to our Twitter adn Facebook as well.  I thank you again for your time and look forward to speaking to you further about the project. 

    Arian Harandi                          714-812-0892

Participating in a Ph.D student Research Survey

Posted by Admin AIAP, Monday, November 24th, 2014 @ 8:46pm

  • Sourena Haj-Mohamadi, a 4th year PhD student at Alliant International University- LA, says:

    I am currently conducting research for my dissertation. My research topic is looking at Persian/Iranian American and their views on dating. The requirement of the study is to self-identify as Iranian or Iranian American and single (not married or engage). 

    If you have any question about his study, you can contact him at:


December Hiking: Daley Ranch at Dixon Lake

  • Sunday, December 14th, 2014 at 7:30am - 11:30am
    Location: Daley Ranch at Dixon Lake

    AIAP December hike will be at Daley Ranch - Dixon Lake. Daley Ranch is located in…

Monthly Hike: Mount Woodson at Lake Poway

  • Sunday, November 16th, 2014 at 7:30am - 11am
    Location: Mount Woodson at Lake Poway

    This AIAP hike will be at Mount Woodson - Lake Poway. This is a moderate…

The Dialogue Between Science & Spirituality ; A Journey Towards Truth

  • Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 at 6pm - 9:30pm
    Location: Sufi Mediterranean Cuisine (5911 Balboa Ave San Diego, CA 92111‎ (858) 278-7770)

    " گفتگوی علم و معنویت؛ سفری به سوی حقیقت "

AIAP October Hike at Cuyamaca Ranch State Park (Julian)

  • Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 7:30am - 1:30pm
    Location: Cuyamaca Ranch State Park, Julian

    The AIAP October hike will be at Cuyamaca Ranch State Park,…

The role of non-Muslim communities in the development of modern education in Iran (7pm - 8:30pm) - Music Performance (8:45pm - 9:30pm)

  • Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at 6pm - 9:30pm
    Location: Sufi Mediterranean Cuisine (5911 Balboa Ave San Diego, CA 92111‎ (858) 278-7770)

    About this Talk: 
    "The emergence of modern schools around the turn of the…

Game Night @ La Jolla Brew House

  • Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 7pm - 11:30pm
    Location: La Jolla Brew House, 7536 Fay Ave La Jolla 92037

    Happy hour: 7:00 - midnight
    Games: Hokm, Poker, & Backgammon 
    Competition fee:…

Hike in Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve

  • Sunday, February 19th, 2017 at 7:45am - 12pm
    Location: Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve

    The location for the february hike in…

Is the Middle East Going Through Its 30 Years War?

  • Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 6pm - 9:30pm
    Location: Sufi Mediterranean Cuisine

    Celebration of life ceremony for Simin Behbahani

    Is the Middle East…

Upcoming Volleyball Competition between the USA and Iran

Posted by Admin AIAP, Thursday, July 31st, 2014 @ 10:55pm

  • USA Volleyball Contact: B.J. Hoeptner Evans, Communications Manager

    Historic match-up between USA and Iran to promote friendship between the nations.


    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 30, 2014) – The Islamic Republic of Iran is coming to America to play volleyball for the first time.

    The four friendly matches between the United States and Iran will promote good relations between the countries, but both teams will be fighting to come out on top of the men’s USA Volleyball Cup. Both Iran and America will be trying to gain an edge in the upcoming World Championships this August and September in Poland, where the two countries will share the same preliminary group.

    Both teams are currently on the rise. The world’s top 28 teams competed in the FIVB World League Final on July 20 in Florence, Italy. The U.S. Men’s National Volleyball team won and Iran finished fourth, beating world #1 Brazil along the way.

    The USA Volleyball Cup is the domestic showcase for the U.S. men’s and women’s national teams. It pits them against the best competition in the world each year here in America. The U.S. women defeated world No. 1 Brazil in four straight matches in Southern California and Hawaii in the women’s USA Volleyball Cup in July.

    The upcoming mens competition between the USA and Iran is as follows:


            On Aug. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Galen Center on the campus of the University of Southern California.

            On Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Anaheim Convention Center.

            On Aug. 15, 7 p.m. at San Diego State University.

            On Aug. 16, they will face each other at 6 p.m. at Pauley Pavilion at UCLA – subject to the venue being ready for competition after the serious flooding on July 29 due to a broken nearby water main.

    Among the U.S.A. players to watch will be Olympic gold medalists David Lee and Sean Rooney, Olympian Matt Anderson, and World League MVP Taylor Sander. Among the Iranian players to watch are Mir Saied Marouflakrani, who is the team captain and was named Best Setter of the FIVB World League. Other exceptional players include outside hitter Shahram Mahmoudi and middle blocker Mohammad Seyed, who were the team’s top scorers in the World League final round.

    The U.S. men are ranked No. 4 in the world while Iran is ranked No. 11, but is the two-time Asian zonal champion. Last November, the U.S. Men lost to Iran at the 2013 FIVB Grand Champions Cup, 28-26, 19-25, 19-25, 27-25, 18-16. The United States has a 2-1 record against Iran since 1980.

    “We are now watching Iran closely as their program seems to go from strength to strength,” said U.S. Men’s Head Coach John Speraw. “We can only benefit from playing this strong team. They have incredible depth and pose a real threat to us in the upcoming World Championships. This will be a real test for us.”

Celebrating Persian Female Vocalists Sepideh Raissadat

Posted by Admin AIAP, Thursday, July 17th, 2014 @ 8:53pm

Logotherapy: Coping with depression and other anxiety disorders

  • Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 at 6pm - 9:30pm
    Location: Sufi Mediterranean Cuisine

    Logotherapy: Coping with depression and other anxiety disorders
    By Dr. Manoochehr Khatami…

    • 23 people attended

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