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Two Book Talks by Ghobad Fakhimi and Fredun Hojabri

December 4, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
121 Dodd Hall, 390 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Two Book Talks in Persian

Ghobad Fakhimi received his BS as a petroleum engineer in 1956. He later attended the Abadan Institute of Technology and Columbia University, where he studied advanced chemical engineering. He then worked for NIOC, first as a plant operator, retiring as a member of the Board of Directors. Upon retirement, Fakhimi founded Independent International Consultants (IIC) through which he provided counsel and analysis for different international oil and engineering companies. His book Thirty Years Iran Oil not only chronicles the life of Ghobad Fakhimi but sheds light on one of the most important periods of both Middle Eastern and world history (1969-1979).

His talk today is titled: “Iran’s Thirty Years of Oil History: Personal Memoirs Intersecting Declassified Documents”

Fredun Hojabri received his Ph.D. in Synthetic Fuels from Karlsruhe University in Germany in 1964. He then joined the newly established Aryamehr University of Technology as a professor of chemistry, where he also served as academic vice-president from 1974 to 1976. Following the Cultural Revolution in Iran, Hojabri moved to San Diego where he lectured at UCSD then worked as chief scientist at the Enpex Corporation. He was the founder of Sharif University of Technology Association (SUTA), and helped organize Shiraz University and FANNI (Tehran University) associates.

His talk today is titled: “Personal Memoirs Intersecting Nationalization of the Iranian Oil Industry, Student Movements, and the Formations of Aryamehr (Sharif) University of Technology”

This event is made possible with the generous support of Farhang Foundation

Co-sponsored by the UCLA Center on Near Eastern Studies


December 4, 2016
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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UCLA Iranian Studies
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121 Dodd Hall
390 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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