Kaveh Farrokh was invited to provide a short presentation on Cyrus the Great at Washington DC on November 3, 2012. The event was reported by the Voice of America network:
–بزرگداشت کورش بزرگ، بهانه ای برای اتحاد-Cyrus the Great event report on VOA satellite Television:Broadcast on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 (23 Aban 1391). Kaveh Farrokh is interviewed 2 minutes 14 seconds into the report.
Below is a 2-part video of Farrokh’s presentation followed by Professor Marc Golpin’s excellent analysis of Cyrus the Great, his policies and legacy to this day. The event was attended by prominent members of the Iranian Community as well as US lawmakers in Washington.
Part I of Farrokh lecture on Cyrus the Great at Washington DC on November 3, 2012. Farrokh is a member of the University of British Columbia’s Continuing Studies Division where he has been noted by the university as being “a leading authority in the history of Persia”. He is also the Head of Department of Traditions & Cultural History (استاد سنتها و تاریخ فرهنگی ازدانشکده دیپلماسی فرهنگی – انگلستان ) of the WAALM School of Cultural Diplomacy (WAALM-SCD) affiliated with the Academic Council On The United Nations System (ACUNS) and The International Peace Bureau. WAALM was also nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011.
Part II of Farrokh lecture on Cyrus the Great at Washington DC on November 3, 2012.
Professor Marc Gopin provides a highly informative and decisive lecture on Cyrus the Great. Professor Golpin is the director of the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University. He is an expert on the role that religion and culture play in conflicts and conflict resolution. In 2008 he received the Andrew Thomas Peacebuilder Award from the New York State Dispute Resolution Association (NYSDRA). He is currently the James H. Laue Professor of Religion, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University’s