Mon, November 19, 2018
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Faculty Center, California Room
480 Charles E Young Dr E
Please join the Pourdavoud Center in celebrating the life and scholarly contributions of Professor Eshan Yarshater (1920-2018), the Hagop Kevorkian Professor Emeritus of Iranian Studies at Columbia University. Professor Yarshater’s prolific career has had a global impact. At UCLA, he is remembered with the endowed Yarshater Biennial Lecture Series, and at Columbia University, his memory is celebrated with the recently established Eshan Yarshater Center for Iranian Studies.
The commemoration will commence with introductions by M. Rahim Shayegan (University of California, Los Angeles) and continue with lectures by Rudi Matthee (University of Delaware), Prods Oktor Skjærvø (Harvard University), Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak (University of California, Los Angeles), Elton Daniel (Columbia University), and Ali Gheissari (University of San Diego). A reception will follow.