Persian Academic and Cultural Student Association
PACSA, founded in 2011, seeks to educate, engage, and empower USC students through cultural dialogue & community building.
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In spirit of Nowruz celebrations and family reunions, we will exhibit displays of 20 prominent Iranian musicians whose music is interwoven in every Iranian’s day to day life, throughout USC campus. On each stand, students can listen to music using the headphones or access the playlists on Spotify.
featured past events
An exclusive lecture on the intersection of Iranian folkloric and modern dance by the renowned connoisseur of Iranian Dance: Farzaneh Kaboli.
Talk and workshop by National Geographic's science journalist Babak Tafreshi.
Exclusive screening of Starless Dreams at USC School of Cinema.
Second round of creative writing workshops taught by Hossein Abkenar.
Panel discussion with Jonathan Rosenbaum, Homayoun Ershadi, and Anahita Ghazvinizadeh followed by the US premier of 24 Frames and screening of Taste of Cherry.
Talk followed by personal portfolio review session with Reza Deghati of National Geographic.
A Lecture by Professor Hashem Pesaran
A performance by Tara Kamangar and Virgil Boutellis-Taft.
By Dr. Hooshang Seyhoun.
Screening of the Separation right before Asghar Farhadi's historical Academy Award.