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The social development and economic flourishing of a society depends on its capability of planning and the level of success in implementing those plans. Since today’s children will be tomorrow’s planners and decision makers, it is our duty to educate a capable young generation in whose hands lay the prosperity of our future society.
To this end, a community of highly motivated volunteers established the “Asemaan Group” to conceptualize and institute new methods to provide Iranian children with some of the most decisive but unfortunately less-emphasized skills such as systems thinking, team work and social communications, through edutainment. “Asemaan”, presently a research center in Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, is involved in the project of “bringing systems thinking to Iranian schools through games and stories”.
This lecture is intended to introduce Asemaan, its vision and so-far achievements as well as to discuss possible ways of supporting and collaborating with Asemaan Group.

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June 12, 2010
Audio & Video files, for the Past ISG's Lectures are Available. Please click on the Link Above "Lecture Series", and find the Corresponding Lecture to reach those files.
● ISG's Past Lecture:
Speaker: Expert Panel
Date: Friday, July 3rd, 2015 9:00am - 1:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Elaheh Kheriandish; Dr. Maryam Kamali
Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Research Projects
The aim of this project is to analyze the return intentions of Iranian skilled individuals in the hope of providing some insights into possible factors that may be important in explaining Iranian skilled individual's non-return. A survey is designed in order to collect information on background characteristics, return intentions and various factors affecting the return intentions of Iranian professionals and students residing abroad.
Project Manager: Salome Siavoshi :: full document

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● Publication Date
April 2008

In 2005, the Iranian Studies Group at MIT undertook a comprehensive survey of ranian-American community characteristics to better understand what it means to be Iranian-American. In this report, we present the variables used in the analysis, their statistics, and their correlation table. Afterwards, we focus on a few interesting questions regarding the characteristics of the Iranian American community, in particular, child education patterns