Prof. Fazlollah Reza: Shahnameh and The Iranian National Identity PastFriday, Apr 1, 2016 ,
Program also includes Persian poetry, light reception and piano recital by Dr. Kourosh Darvish
Speaker: Professor Reza is an honorary member of the Academy of Persian Language and Literature and has written and spoken extensively on classical Persian poetry. He graduated from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Tehran in 1938, receiving a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. He received a master's and PhD in electrical engineering from Columbia University in 1946 and Polytechnic University of New York in 1950 respectively. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and AAAS for his contribution to network and information theory.
Professor Reza has served as the head of Aryamehr (Sharif) Technical University, University of Tehran, Iran's ambassador to Canada and Iran's ambassador to UNESCO. As a professor, he has taught at MIT, McGill University, and University of Tehran and published over 100 scientific and literary works in Farsi, French and English.
This event is co-sponsored by the Middle East Center of the University of Pennsylvania.
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