The Legacy of a Nation Past and Present
A Special Commemorative Event
Join us for a special celebration commemorating the completion of the midway point of the Encyclopaedia Iranica, the landmark undertaking by its founding Editor, Dr. Ehsan Yarshater, to record and document the history, culture, and life of the Iranian peoples from prehistory to the present.
Dr. Yarshater will survey the remarkable work that has been accomplished to date on the Encyclopaedia, as well as the challenges that remain in completing this monumental endeavor intended to preserve the legacy of one of the oldest and most influential civilizations developed in the Middle East.
Rumi Mystical Poetry Recital by Dr. Iraj Anvar
with Traditional Persian Music by the Ava Ensemble
Special Performance by Renowned ExperiMentalist Gerard Senehi
Time: 6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Location: School of International Affairs, Dag Hammarskjold Hall (Rm1501)
Columbia University, 420 West 118th Street, New York, NY 10027