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2015 Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Professor Ehsan Yarshater receives the 2015 Ellis Island Medal of Honor. MORE

Celebrating Professor Ehsan Yarshater’s 95th Birthday

On Friday, April 17, 2015, a group of Iranian studies scholars and friends of Professor Ehsan Yarshater celebrated his 95th birthday.  Dr.