On September 13th, EPHE hosted an inauguration in the beautiful Grand Salon at Sorbonne for the establishment of the EOM Center for Persian Studies, which is a hub for high-standard academic programs in support of understanding Persia’s ancient history, language, and culture. The EOM Center offers a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Persian Studies, Distinguished Lecture Series, Publications Series, and other academic and cultural activities. It was a successful event and an honor to have EPHE President Jean-Michel Verdier, EPHE Director of Patronage Marie-Pierre Lamotte, and Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi, the first Director of EOM Center for Persian Studies at EPHE, make remarks on behalf of Dr. Elahe Omidyar Mir-Djalali, Founder and President of Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute sharing the Institute’s vision and mission.
In October 2022, Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute endowed US$2 million in support of the EOM Center for Persian Studies at EPHE-PSL.
Click on the link to access the full announcement from EPHE, a short video, and some photos from the launching of the EOM Center for Persian Studies: https://www.ephe.psl.eu/retour-sur-linauguration-du-centre-elahe-omidyar-mir-djalali-detudes-persanes