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USC Dornsife signs pact to enrich Iranian studies

USC Dornsife Dean Steve A. Kay, left, shakes hands with Ali Razi, chair of the Farhang Foundation board of trustees, during a recent signing ceremony. Al Checcio, senior vice president for USC Advancement, is sitting at right. Standing from left: Hassan Izad, Farhang’s chief financial officer; Haleh Emrani, chair of Farhang’s Iranian Studies Council; and Ahmad Gramian, vice chair of Farhang’s board of trustees. (USC Photo/Dietmar Quistorf)

In a recent signing ceremony, the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the Farhang Foundation sealed the deal on a long-term commitment to enhance the study and research of Iranian art and culture at the university.