International Student Scholarship Banquet: Iran, Middle East and Peace

Join us as we celebrate the Iranian New Year, Nowruz, with Persian cuisine, music, dancing and an international silent auction!
















The Center for International Education at Loyola University New Orleans invites the Loyola and New Orleans community to welcome the spring and celebrate the Iranian New Year (1391), Nowruz, at the International Student Scholarship Banquet on Friday, March 9, at 6:00 p.m., in the St. Charles Room located in the Danna Student Center. 

The scholarship banquet, in its tenth year, is an annual fundraiser for international students on F-1 visas who are ineligible for need-based, federal financial aid and most types of scholarships. Each year, the International Student Association and the Center for International Education, which sponsor the banquet, highlight a country to showcase and celebrate its culture, food and crafts.

This year’s event, themed, “Iran, Middle East and Peace,” will feature speaker Behrooz Moazami, Ph.D., director of Loyola’s Middle East Peace Studies program. A native of Tehran, Moazami joined Loyola's Department of History in 2007 after a life of political activism and academia. Raised in Iran, he has experienced the life of a revolutionary, living in exile in both France and the U.S.

The event will also feature Persian cuisine and culture, as well as traditional dancing performed by Loyola students. There will also be a DJ playing contemporary Persian music and a silent auction with items from around the world, including those donated by the local Iranian community in New Orleans.

Tickets are $15 students, $20 for Loyola faculty and staff & $30 for general admission. Tables of 8 are available for $200. All proceeds benefit the International Student Scholarship Fund. 

WHEN: Friday, March 9, 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: St. Charles Room, Danna Student Center

COST: Tickets are $15 for students, $20 for Loyola faculty and staff and $30 for general admission. Tables of 8 are available for $200. All proceeds will benefit the International Student Scholarship Fund.

We look forward to seeing you at the Banquet!

For additional information: Contact the Center for International Education at 864-7550 or by email at or visit the Facebook Event Page

The banquet is part of International Week 2012 being held March 5-9 at Loyola.

We would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous contributions:

  • Academic Resource Center
  • Center for Intercultural Understanding
  • Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies
  • College of Business
  • College of Humanities & Natural Sciences
  • College of Social Sciences
  • Department of History
  • Department of Languages & Cultures
  • Department of Religious Studies
  • Dr. Alton F. Doody, Jr. Memorial Fund
  • Flaming Torch Restaurant
  • The Iranian Community in New Orleans
  • Jesuit Social Research Institute
  • Middle East Peace Studies
  • Office of Admissions
  • Office of the President
  • Office of the Provost
  • Office of Student Affairs
  • Student Government Association
  • Twomey Center for Peace Through Justice
  • University Ministry
  • University Programming Board