In an effort to stimulate lecture and colloquia with topics focused on Persian and Iranian Studies, Professor Kamran Talattof recently provided seed money for a lecture series. The money will be used for travel expenses, lodging and honoraria to bring outstanding scholars to The University of Arizona and the Iranian American community in Tucson to speak on various aspects of Persian studies.

The goal of the lecture series is to promote and celebrate the remarkable culture of Iran in its many facets and manifestations. Such activities are particularly important because the UA program in Persian and Iranian studies has been growing, and many graduate students come to Arizona to receive their education under the guidance of some the best known scholars in the humanities and social sciences. In 2007 the Department was cited by a study in the Chronicle of Higher Education as
one of the two top producing programs in the nation. We need to maintain this level of excellence and provide our students with the best education possible.

In order to continue, the lecture series needs to rely on contributions from members of the community and the friends of Persian and Iranian studies. We appreciate receiving your tax-deductible check payable to the University of Arizona Foundation, mailed to the address below. Per
IRS guidelines, your gift is fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Donors will receive a brochure of our Persian Studies program and an invitation to upcoming lectures. Please provide your email if you prefer email notification.

No matter the size, we appreciate your contribution.
Cultural Partner     Copper Sponsor     Silver Sponsor     Gold Sponsor
$500     $1,000     $3,000     $5,000

Donations can be made:

     * By check through U.S. mail,
     * Online using your credit card, or
     * By using the fillable form at the bottom of this page

Mail Checks To:
Persian Lecture Series, NES
Marshall Bldg Rm 440, 845 N Park Av
University of Arizona
Tucson AZ  85721-0158

Credit Card: You may use a credit card to donate online at: Be sure
to designate: Persian Lecture Series for your contribution.

Online Form: Complete the Form (coming soon!) and we will mail you an
invoice with a postage-paid envelope in which to mail your contribution.

For questions, or to obtain more information contact:

Professor Kamran Talattof, [email protected], (520) 621-2330; or
Beth Marlatt, Business Manager, [email protected], (520) 621-8012