Dr.Mohammad Tavakoli-Targhi of the University of Toronto (Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations) and Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious Iran Nameh: A Persian Quarterly of Iranian Studies –سردبیر، ایران نامه: فصل نامه ایران شناسی -(see the Iran Nameh also in Facebook) forwarded the following important message to Kavehfarrokh.com:
Dr. Hossein Ziai (1944-2011) was a professor of Islamic and Iranian Studies, the Jahangir and Eleanor Amuzegar Chair in Iranian Studies, and Director of Iranian Studies at UCLA where he had taught since 1988. He received his Ph.D. in Islamic Philosophy from Harvard University in 1976 and had previously taught at Tehran and Sharif universities, Harvard, Brown and Oberlin College. Dr. Ziai published widely on Illuminationist philosophy and the “Persian Poetic Wisdom. He served as Chair of the 2010 Biennial Conference of the International Society of Iranian Studies (ISIS).
روحش شاد و یادش جاودان
Readers are alo referred to a tribute to the late Dr. Ziai placed in the iranian.com website. Below is moving documentary which has been produced for the late Dr. Ziai by Dr. Tavakoli-Targhi :