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CANCELLED: Pourdavoud Lecture Series: Wu Xin

306 Royce Hall 10745 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles

It is with sincere regret that we have decided to cancel the upcoming lecture by Professor Wu Xin. Our campus, like many others across the country, is experiencing turbulent times with ongoing protests. We will reschedule this event at a later date when we will be able to welcome safely to campus our friends and...

CANCELLED: Pourdavoud Lecture Series: Robert Rollinger

306 Royce Hall 10745 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles

Due to recent events on campus resulting in the cancellations of classes at UCLA today, Professor Robert Rollinger's lecture has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvienence and thank you for your understanding. We look forward to hosting you at one of our upcoming events soon.   The “Persian Wars”: An Alternative Perspective? The “Persian...

Pourdavoud Lecture Series: Hilmar Klinkott

306 Royce Hall 10745 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles

Consolidation of Law, Legal Order, and the Question of Constitutionalizing Processes in the Achaemenid Empire The Old Persian inscriptions of Darius I deal with a range of legal, particularly constitutional questions. The famous grave inscription from Naqsh-i Rustam (DNb) constitutes the conceptional center of a thematical text corpus, exemplified in specific details and different legal...