Ehsan Yarshater in Conversation with Mandana Zandian - Book Presentation

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Seminar on Iranian Studies

You are cordially invited to attend the special session of the 28th consecutive year of Columbia University Seminar on Iranian Studies for the academic year 2015-2016
in Persian

Friday May 6, 2016
5:30–7:00 pm at the
Faculty House of Columbia University
The speaker will be

Dr. Mandana Zandian
Poet and Author
Who will lead the discussion on her recent book:


Prof. Ehsan Yarshater


We will gather in the lounge of Faculty House from 5:00-5:30.
Seminar will start at 5:30.

Please notify our Rapporteur, Josiah Bethards, at
if you will attend the lecture. (Please also specify if you will stay for dinner.)

We are looking forward to the pleasure of seeing you at the seminar.  
Co-Chairs: Vahid Nowshirvani and Ahmad Ashraf

Biographical Sketch on Dr. Mandana Zandian

A graduate of Shahid Beheshti Medical School in 1997, Dr. Mandana Zandian works at the Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, and is currently engaged in research on aggressive types of advanced cancers.

Dr. Zandian, also a published poet, author and journalist, serves on the editorial board of Rahavard quarterly journal and collaborates with Homa Sarshar in her weekly Radio Broadcasting Programs.

Selected Works by Dr. Zandian

Poetry Collections

Negah-e Abi (The Blue Gaze), Tehran, 2001
Hezar-tu-ye Sokut (The Labyrinth of Silence), Tehran, 2003
Vazʿiyat-e qermez (State of Emergency), Los Angeles, 2005
Dar Qalb-e Man Derakhtist (There is a Tree in My Heart), Los Angeles, 2009
Cheshmi Khak, Cheshmi Darya (An Eyeful of Earth, An Eyeful of Ocean), Los Angeles, YEAR
A selection of Zanduan’s love poems is translated into English by Professor Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak as An Eyeful of Earth, An Eyeful of Ocean (Los Angeles, 2014)


Omid o Azadi (Hope and Freedom), on the life and works of Iraj Gorgin, Los Angeles, 2012
Baz-khani-e Dah-Shab (The Ten-Nights Revisited), Los Angeles, 2014

To reach the Faculty House:
Enter the Wien Hall Gate on 116th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive. 
Walk past Wien Hall, turn right to the Faculty House.