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    Amin Banani: A Homage
    December 2, 2013

    Amin Banani was born in Tehran on September 23, 1926, the first of six siblings. He received his elementary education at the Zoroastrian School and attained the first rank in the all-Tehran final exams for the sixth grade.

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    Cyrus the Great: Life and Lore
    October 28-29, 2013

    On the occasion of the Cyrus Cylinder being exhibited in Los Angeles, Iranian Studies at UCLA is convening an international symposium “Cyrus the Great: Life and Lore” to discuss the historical figure of Cyrus the Great, his world, and later reception in antiquity and beyond.

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    Iran’s Nuclear Gamble: The Human Cost of Military Strikes Against Iran’s Nuclear Facilities
    Khosrow B. Semnani. Lecture followed by round-table discussion. January 28, 2013.

    The Program of Iranian Studies at UCLA will be hosting on January 28, 2013 an event on the ecological, humanitarian, and economic consequences of military strikes on Iranian nuclear facilities.

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    Persia beyond the Oxus
    Symposium held in conjunction with the Program on Central Asia, International Institute. April 22, 2010.

    This international conference seeks to explore the various factors that may have favored or adversely affected the fortunes of Iranian languages and their distinct cultures in Central Asia.

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    The Talmud in its Iranian Context
    Symposium held in conjunction with the Center for Jewish Studies. May 5-6, 2007.

    For several decades, scholars of rabbinic literature have looked towards Rome, and Greco-Roman culture more generally, in order to provide a framework for understanding rabbinic texts of Palestinian provenance.