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Film Series: The Salesman

2016. Iran. Dir: Asghar Farhadi. With Taraneh Alidoosti. 125 min.

A married pair of actors are forced to hastily move to a new apartment; despite their best e orts to settle in, the shadow of the previous resident’s past looms over their lives. Set against the backdrop of a Persian production of Miller’s eponymous tragedy, Farhadi’s (A Separation) Oscar-winning thriller offers a frightening exploration of intimate violence.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

“International Relations Conference”: A Resume Booster

“Sneaky” Anike Arni ’13 writes in about something that’s socially positive, but phrases it in morally hollow terms (see title):

Wesleyan’s International Relations Association would like to invite you to apply to be in the IR conference organizing team. Though the conference is only in the fall, on October 6th (which means, seniors, you can’t get in on this), the fun start now!!

The topic of the conference is “The Cold War of the Middle East: Iran – Saudi Arabian Relations” — let’s get a grasp on why Iran is the new “threat”. Pretty timely and important topic. And we got some pretty important people coming to talk about it.

So, we’re inviting you to organize, network, design, deal with money, put together concerts, or simply lead. There’s a job for everyone. (Committee descriptions here).

And, yes, you do get to put this on your resume. So, apply now online. Deadline is March 2nd(this Friday!!). (No one is rejected, of course, but we want to know which position is the best for you).

WIRA loves you! If you have any questions, shoot them this way: wira(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

List of speakers and details after the jump.

Roger Cohen Tonight at Memorial Chapel

Roger Cohen, Editor-at-Large for the International Herald Tribune and frequent contributor to the New York Times Op/Ed page, will give a lecture at 8pm tonight entitled “The New Middle East and its Challenges to America”.

This will be a great opportunity to ask questions if you’ve been following the discussion surrounding Cohen’s recent piece on Iran and its Jewish population.

Who: New York Times Op-Ed columnist Roger Cohen
What: “The New Middle East and its Challenges to America”
Where: Memorial Chapel
When: 8pm tonight

This event is hosted by the Wesleyan Student Assembly and made possible by the New York Times Readership Program.