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Farshid Mesghali highly awarded Iranian animator, graphic designer, illustrator, and writer.

​Farshid Mesghali  an Iranian animator, graphic designer, illustrator, and writer. He received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1974 for his “lasting contribution” as an children’s illustrator. Mesghali was born in Isfahan, Iran in 1943. Studying painting at Tehran … Continue reading

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Maryam Mirzakhani – Professor at Stanford with 31

Maryam Mirzakhani (Persian: مریم میرزاخانی ‎; born May 1977) is an Iranian mathematician, Professor of Mathematics (since September 1, 2008) at Stanford University. Her research interests include Teichmüller theory, hyperbolic geometry, ergodic theory, and symplectic geometry Awards & honours In … Continue reading

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Pardis C. Sabeti – associate Professor at Harvard University

Pardis C. Sabeti (Persian: پردیس ثابتی‎) (born December 25, 1975)in Tehran, Iran she is an Iranian-American computational biologist, medical geneticist and evolutionary geneticist, who developed a bioinformatic statistical method which identifies sections of the genome that have been subject to natural … Continue reading

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Simin Behbahani – nominated twice for the Nobel Prize in literature

Simin Beh’bahāni  (Persian: سیمین بهبهانی‎) (born 20 June 1927 in Tehran, Iran) is one of the most prominent figures of the modern Persian literature and one of the most outstanding amongst the contemporary Persian poets. She is Iran’s national poet … Continue reading

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Dr. Mina J. Bissell – highly awarded biologist

Mina J. Bissell, Ph.D., is an Iranian American biologist and a world-recognized leader in the area of the role of extracellular matrix (ECM) and microenvironment in regulation of tissue-specific function, with special emphasis on breast cancer. She was born in … Continue reading

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High-flyer: Iranian stunt woman Mahsa Ahmadi – with others awarded for stunts in the James Bond movie “Skyfall”

She fights, she drives cars at breakneck speed, she jumps out of planes and helicopters … these are just a few of the talents of Mahsa Ahmadi, the best stunt woman in Iran. She had already done a number of … Continue reading

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Eight Iranian-Americans among recipients of the 2014 Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Sherry Bahrambeygui Dr. Kamiar Alae Iran Davar Ardalan Darioush Nasser Pejman Nozad Aria Mehrabi Ali Mojdehi Shaygan Kheradpir Iranian Americans being awarded the 2014 Ellis Island Medal of Honor Dr. Kamiar Alaei – Director of Global Institute for Health and … Continue reading

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Mehran Kardar Iranian born physicist, full Professor of Physics at the MIT awarded with a Guggenheim Fellowship

Mehran Kardar (Persian: مهران کاردار‎) is a prominent Iranian born physicist, full Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and co-faculty at the New England Complex Systems Institute. He received his B.A. in Cambridge University, and gained his … Continue reading

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Majid Hassanizadeh professor of hydrogeology at Utrecht University awarded with the von Humboldt price

Majid Hassanizadeh is a professor of hydrogeology at Utrecht University, where he heads the Hydrogeology group at the Faculty of Geosciences.[1] He also is a senior advisor with the Soil and Groundwater Department of Deltares. Scientific Honors He was elected … Continue reading

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2014 Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival Winners Announced

About KAJART  (1st place) Kajart is an animation production studio, based in Toronto, Canada, formed by four friends (Hajar Moradi, Kajeh Mehrizi, Taravat Khalili, Vahid Fazel), who discovered they share a similar taste of art. Kajart ended up creating some … Continue reading

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Professor Hamid Jafarkhani, holder of the NSFs CAREER award

Hamid Jafarkhani (Persian: حمید جعفرخانی‎), born in 1966 in Tehran, is a Chancellor’s Professor in electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California, Irvine‘s Henry Samueli School of Engineering. His research focuses on communications theory, particularly coding and … Continue reading

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Ali Javan (Persian: علی جوان‎ – ‘Ali Javān, Azerbaijani: ) Iranian American physicist and inventor at MIT ranked no. 12 in “Top 100 Living Geniuses”

Ali Javan (Persian: علی جوان‎ – ‘Ali Javān, Azerbaijani: ) is an Iranian American physicist and inventor at MIT. His main contributions to science have been in the fields of quantum physics and spectroscopy. He co-invented the gas laser in 1960, … Continue reading

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Professor Kamran Eshraghian – inventor and recipent of multiple awards

Kamran Eshraghian (born 1945 in Tehran/Iran) is an electronic engineer notable for being a key early pioneer of VLSI in Australia. He is one of the fathers of CMOS VLSI design and his books have been influential on a par … Continue reading

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Arash Ferdowsi – Dropbox co-founder

Pars Equality Center (PEC) and more than 800 guests celebrated its 4th Annual Nowruz Gala in honor of the Persian New Year at San Francisco’s Marriott Waterfront Burlingame Hotel. … A special highlight at this year’s gala was Uber investor and PEC advisory board member Shervin Pishevar (Sherpa Ventures) awarding … Continue reading

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Kamran Elahian – Philathropist and holder of the Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award

Kamran Elahian (born 1954) is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Global Catalyst Partners, an international, multistage, technology-oriented venture capital firm. GCP has invested in leading-edge technology companies in the U.S., China, Japan and Israel. Kamran serves on the boards of … Continue reading

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Iranian composer Behzad Ranjbaran in Santa Rosa Symphony’s March 22, 23 and 24 concerts

Santa Rosa Symphony Music Director Bruno Ferrandis leads the orchestra in a world premiere by award-winning contemporary composer Behzad Ranjbaran on March 22, 23, and 24, 2014, in Weill Hall at Sonoma State University’s Green Music Center. Born in 1955 … Continue reading

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France honors the Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi with L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (the Order of Arts and Letters)

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Asghar Farhadi receives the Oscar for “A Separation” The culture minister of the country presents the order to a person who has made significant contributions to the arts, literature, or the dissemination of these…

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Marjane Satrapi: Iranian-born French cartoonist, illustrator, film director, and children’s book author

Satrapi was born in Rasht and grew up in Tehran in a middle-class Iranian family.[3] Her well-to-do parents were highly educated members of an urbanized stratum of Iranian society. … Apart from her native language Persian, she speaks French, English, … Continue reading

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Ramin Jahanbegloo, philosopher

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramin_Jahanbegloo “Ramin Jahanbegloo (Persian: رامین جهانبگلو‎, born 1956 in Tehran) is an Iranian philosopher and academic who is based in Canada…He has a doctorate in philosophy from Sorbonne University in Paris, France where he lived for twenty years.[1] He was … Continue reading

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Samira Makhmalbaf one of the world most famous female directors, and winner of multiple international movie awards

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Samira Makhmalbaf (Persian: سمیرا مخملباف‎, Samiraa Makhmalbaaf) (born February 15, 1980,[1] Tehran) is an internationally acclaimed Iranian filmmaker and script writer. She is the daughter of Mohsen Makhmalbaf, the film director and writer. Samira…

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Iranian Artist Shirin Neshat receives a Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum

Noted for her work in the fields of gender, power and displacement, Shirin Neshat said: “My art has stemmed from a desire to bridge deeply personal issues together with critical social, political, historical issues that concern the world that I … Continue reading

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Ali Saifi – Philantropist, Subway Development Corp. of SC, Inc and holder of the Goodwill Industries Award

Today he has more than 400 stores. “400 restaurants employ nearly 4,000 people.” The payroll for those 4,000 people is an estimated $40 million. And the taxes they pay on that money are about $6 million. “Then there’s a significant … Continue reading

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Hana Makhmalbaf – Iran’s world famous female filmmaker

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Hana Makhmalbaf Hana Makhmalbaf (Persian: حنا مخملباف ‎) (born September 3, 1988 (age 25) in Tehran) is an Iranian filmmaker. She is the younger sister of filmmaker Samira Makhmalbaf and daughter of filmmakers Mohsen…

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Dr. Gholam A. Peyman, inventor of LASIK

“Gholam A. Peyman, MD recipient of National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the nation’s highest honor for technological achievement, bestowed by the President of the United States, President Obama, on America’s leading innovators [1][2] and a Hall of Fame[3] of … Continue reading

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Prof. Cumrun Vafa – recipient of the Dirac Medal (2008) and the Eisenbud Prize

Cumrun Vafa (born 1960 in Tehran) is an Iranian-American leading string theorist from Harvard University where he started as a Harvard Junior Fellow. He is a recipient of the 2008 Dirac Medal. He graduated from Alborz High School and went … Continue reading

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Nasrin Sotoudeh – Sakharov prize winner and human rights lawyer

Nasrin Sotoudeh (also spelled Sotoodeh, Persian: نسرین ستوده‎) is a human rights lawyer in Iran. She has represented imprisoned Iranian opposition activists and politicians following the disputed June 2009 Iranian presidential elections as well as prisoners sentenced to death for … Continue reading

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Shirin Ebadi – the first iranian woman to receive a Nobel Peace Prize

Shirin Ebadi (Persian: شيرين عبادى‎ Širin Ebādi; born 21 June 1947) is an Iranian lawyer, a former judge and human rights activist and founder of Defenders of Human Rights Center in Iran. On 10 October 2003, Ebadi was awarded the … Continue reading

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Iranian writer Mansour Koushan awarded Ossietzky medal

The 2010 Carl von Ossietzky medal, awarded annually to a writer who champions human rights and freedom of speech, has been awarded to Iranian writer and dramatist, Mansour Koushan. In the past years, he has staged several plays and founded … Continue reading

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Iranian scientists won WT (Wearable Technologies) Innovation World Cup 2012

Two Iranian researchers in Canada’s British Colombia University, Babak Shadgan and Behnam Molavi, have won 2012 WT Innovation Word Cup for designing a fire rescue helmet. “Our plan was a small helmet for fire fighters. It is equipped with an … Continue reading

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Maryam Tousi: A woman with the speed of the wind

Maryam Tousi (born 5 December 1988 in Tehran) is an Iranian sprint athlete. She is the Iranian record holder in 100 m, 200 m, 400 m and 4×400 m relay. She studied Physical Education at University of Tehran. Medal record … Continue reading

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