The Yarshater Center is led by the Director M. Rahim Shayegan, Jahangir and Eleanor Amuzegar Professor of Iranian. As generally mandated at UCLA, the work of the Yarshater Center under the aegis of the Pourdavoud Institute will be overseen by a faculty advisory board consisting of senior faculty from across campus who are appointed by the Dean of Humanities and whose work pertains to the study of the Iranian world and related fields. The board provides not only programmatic and financial oversight, but also advises the director in the fulfillment of the Center’s mission and research agenda. We will be announcing the inaugural faculty advisory board for the Yarshater Center soon.