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New chair in Iranian studies

Hossein Ziai, professor of Islamic and Iranian Studies since 1988 and currently the director of the Program in Iranian Studies, has been named the Jahangir and Eleanor Amuzegar Chair in Iranian Studies. The chair, established in 2000, promotes innovative teaching and research on the traditions of Iran throughout the ages. Ziai has devoted his time to conducting research that encompasses Iranian intellectual and literary traditions with a focus on Illuminationist philosophy.

By Emilia Barrosse, UCLA Today


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