USC to Offer Iranian Studies Minor for the First Time Ever
Dr. Hani Khafipour Named by USC as its New Lecturer of Iranian History and Culture
For the first time in its history, the University of Southern California's Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences will offer a minor in Iranian studies, as part of an initiative launched in November 2010 through the support of Farhang Foundation.
The university has also hired its first lecturer of Iranian History and Culture, Dr. Hani Khafipour, who has now joined the faculty at USC's Middle East Studies Program to facilitate the newly created minor program.
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To learn more about this historic event and how to be a part of it visit www.farhang.org/CyrusCylinder.
For the first time in history, the Cyrus Cylinder, one of the ancient world’s most celebrated artifacts of freedom and human rights, is being brought to the United States for exhibition.
Housed at the British Museum in London, the Cyrus Cylinder will travel to five major U.S. cities in 2013, in a tour supported by the Iran Heritage Foundation.
The Cyrus Cylinder will be accompanied in this exhibition by sixteen objects under the title “The Cyrus Cylinder in Ancient Persia.” The exhibition shows the innovations initiated by Persian rule in the Ancient Near East (550 BC-331 BC), when the Persian Empire was then the largest the world had known.
The tour will debut at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington D.C. in March 2013 before traveling to the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, concluding its journey with an eight week stay at the J. Paul Getty Museum at The Getty Villa in Los Angeles from October 2 - December 2, 2013. CLICK HERE to continue reading.
The following June, USC named Dr. Peyman Nojoumian (Press Release) the Assistant Professor of the teaching of Persian. By Fall 2011, Persian language classes appeared on the curriculum for the first timeat USC.
With the establishment of the first phase of the Iranian Studies Initiative, Farhang Foundation is now focused on the second phase: establishing a Minor degree with a focus on Iranian Studies, while ensuring Persian classes continue to be offered at USC.
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