Presented by: Iranian Alumni Association (IAA)
Homa Sarshar is a published author, award-winning journalist, writer, media personality, philanthropist, and arts advocate. She is the author of four books and the editor of eleven other volumes, including five volumes of the Iranian Women's Studies Foundation Journal and four volumes of The History of Contemporary Iranian Jews. Herlatest book Sha'ban Jafari was the number one best seller Persian book in Iran and abroad in the year 2003.
Throughout her 45-year career with Iranian and Iranian-American print, radio, and television, Sarshar has done more than 1500 interviews and has produced and anchored as many radio and television programs. She has also written, directed, and produced a collection of twenty video documentaries on exiled Iranian writers, poets, and artists, some of which have been acquired by the Library of Congress for the library's permanent audiovisual archive.
She has received numerous awards for her work, including the Medal for Special Achievement in Women's Rights, given by the Iranian Women's Organization of Tehran, Iran; Journalism Award: Distinguished Iranian Women by the Encyclopaedia Iranica; and Commendation for Community Affairs Services by the County of Los Angeles.
She was born in Shiraz on 1946, and raised in Tehran. She earned a BA in French literature from Tehran University; a MA in journalism from the Annenberg School of Communicatioins, USC; and a Ph.D. (HC) in Journalism from College of Letters and Science at the American Word University-LA, CA. She is currently a resident of Los Angeles.
Homa Sarshar Lecture (event flyer)
October 8, 2016
5:00 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Welcome: Reza Mahdavi
6:35 p.m. Lecture: Homa Sarshar
7:15 p.m. Questions
UC Davis, Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center (map)
This event is free to attend however, we do appreciate your RSVP in advance. Pre-registration will close at noon on October 7. After this time, space will be available at a first come-first serve basis.
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