Kaveh Farrokh is due to be interviewed live on his new book, Iran at War: 1500-1988 on June 17, 2011 by the WFLA-AM radio station in Tampa Florida at 6:10 am Pacific time,
Kaveh teaches ancient Persian history at the University of British Columbia’s Continuing Studies Division, and is affiliated with a number of academic organizations, including Stanford University’s WAIS (World Association of International Studies) program, the Hellenic-Iranian Studies Society, and The Iran Linguistics Society.
Kaveh has been noted for a number of citations including the following:
- The Peer-Reviewed Iranshenasi academic Journal (2010)
- The Scholarship and Merit Award (2009)
- Best History Book Aaward in London (2008), citaiton by the Indepedent Book Publisher’s Association in the United States (2008), and the Kayhan Newspaper of London (2008) (the Iranian equivalent of the New York Times).
Kaveh has been interviewed by a number of media outlets including:
- History Channel -مستند آغاز یک امپراطوری – هخامنشیان –
- The BBC
- Voice of America
- The Leonard Lopate Show (in New York City)
Kaveh’s second book “Shadows in the Desert: Ancient Persia at War” received praise by Dr.s Geoffrey Greatrex (University of Ottawa), Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones (University of Edinburgh, Department of Classics), Patrick Hunt (Stanford University), Nikoloz Kacharava (The University of Georgia in Tbilisi, Member of Academy of Sciences in Georgia, Active Member of New York Academy of Sciences) (posted on Amazon.com) .
Farrokh greets Professor Emeritus Richard Nelson Frye of Harvard University(shaking hands with Farrokh) and world-renowned Iranologist, Dr. Farhang Mehr (at center), winner of the 2010 Merit and Scholarship award (photo from Persian American Society,March 1, 2008). As noted by Mafie, Professor Frye of Harvard University wrote the foreword of Farrokh’s text stating that “…Dr. Kaveh Farrokh has given us the Persian side of the picture as opposed to the Greek and Roman viewpoint …it is refreshing to see the other perspective, and Dr. farrokh sheds light on many Persian institutions in this history…” (Mafie, 2010, pp.2).
The Nobel Peace prize awarded to Sir Ralph Norman Angell (1872-1967) in 1933 (Photo in Public Domain). The United Nations affiliated organization ACUNS has noted that The World Academy of Arts, Literature and Media – WAALM has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize (report also posted in Iranian.com, the Persianesque on-line Journal). Kaveh Farrokh is the chair of WAALM-School of Cultural Diplomacy’s Department of Traditions & Cultural History (for more infromation see Blog).