Welcome to AIAP official website!

AIAP, Association of Iranian American Professionals, is a San Diego based 501 (c) (3) nonprofit aspiring well-being of Iranian American community and promoting Persian culture through Professional Networking Events, Cultural Events, Seminars and Workshops, Monthly Hikes, Charities and several other services.

Upcoming Events

Community News - Conversation with Mohsen Kadivar

Debating Reform in Islamic Thought

When: Friday, April 25  1:00-4:00pm

Where: De Certeau Room, Department of Literature, UCSD

-Introduction, Babak Rahimi (UC San Diego)  1:00-1:10 p.m.

-Mateo Farzaneh (Northeastern Illinois University)

“Placing Shi’ite Jurisprudence in Iranian Historiography”  1:10-1:45 p.m.

-Bahar Davary (University of San Diego)

“Egalitarian justice in lieu of deserts-based justice”  1:45-2:15 p.m.

-Coffee break  2:15-2:30 p.m.

Introduction Ali Gheissari (University of San Diego)  2:30-2:45 p.m.

Mohsen Kadivar (Duke University) 2:45-4:00 p.m.

Between Tradition and Modernity: Reforming Islamic Thought through Structural Ijtihad

Sponsored: Program for the Study of Religion

Co-sponsored by Burke Lectureship and UCSD Center on Global          Justice

Open to the public

Please join us for the annual Creek-to-Bay Cleanup event!

D-Max is hosting a cleanup site in El Cajon this year, details are below:
When:  Saturday, April 26th from 9AM – 12noon
Meeting Point:  550 E Park Ave, El Cajon 92020 - meet at the park adjacent to Cajon Valley Middle School
Please register at www.creektobay.org, this site name is “El Cajon Street Sweep”
Help us continue to reduce waste at this event by bringing your own reusable alternatives to disposable cleanup supplies, such as a bucket to collect trash, gardening or work gloves, and a reusable water bottle.  Go a step further by participating in the Bling Your Bucket contest (instructions attached). 

Community News & Announcements

Recruiting for the position of Executive Director of Farhang Foundation

By Mojtahedi Zohreh 2 days ago

Farhang is one of the leading NGOs dedicated to celebrating, promoting, studying and researching Iranian art, culture and history for the benefit of the community at large. Farhang is a non-religious, non-political, not-for-profit foundation.

 More information about the main responsibilities of the Executive Director is included below:
-Collaborate with the board to develop a vision for how to achieve the organization’s goals better
-Spearhead implementation of programs that are approved
-Be a hands-on, resourceful executer, that helps the organization develop to new heights
-Organize and lead a core team of full-time staff and a large number of volunteers so that they can contribute to the organization’s goals
-Be the point-person for communication/marketing /PR efforts

 The links to the organization’s annual report and the full position description for the role:
Annual Report

Job Description

Please have any interested parties email mbehjati@exconsultantsagency.com

Survey (Iranian Media Sources)/ The young Iranian researcher is conducting a survey for her Ph.D. in Communications at Texas, and she needs your help in her survey.

By Mojtahedi Zohreh on March 28th

This is what she says:

My name is Mehrnaz Rahimi, a PhD student in Media and Communications at the College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University.

If you are Iranian or an Iranian-American who is living in Southern California, my advisor, Dr. Kent Wilkinson, and I would like to ask you to participate in a research study regarding media use and the strength of community ties. This research has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at Texas Tech University. Research participation is completely confidential. We will not be able to identify you individually, and we will not ask for your name or any other personal information. Please feel free to skip any questions you are not comfortable answering. You may quit at any time by closing the browser window. It should not take more than 15 minutes to answer the questions.

Please click on the following link if you are interested to participate.  


For more information please contact Dr. Kent Wilkinson at kent.wilkinson@ttu.edu or (806)-834-0199 or Mehrnaz Rahimi at mehrnaz.rahimi@ttu.edu or (806)-789-6697.

P.O. Box 262262, San Diego, California 92196, Phone: 858-215-AIAP or 858-215-2427