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15 Oct 2013

When Bita Daryabari was a little girl in Iran, she learned to paint in watercolor and oil. In school she was taught about the country's greatest poets and she memorized and recited their work. Nearly three decades after leaving Iran during the country's war with Iraq and resettling in the United States, she felt her three children lacked a similar education in Persian arts and culture. So the 44-year-old start-up-guru-turned-philanthropist decided to put her hard-earned Silicon Valley fortune towards advocating for the cultural...

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News
3 Jun 2013

On Saturday, May 24th, Global philanthropist Bita Daryabari and speakers from around the globe gathered to celebrate the official opening of the Shahnama Centre for Persian Studies (http://persian.pem.cam.ac.uk) at Pembroke College in Cambridge, England. (Pembroke College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge, England.) The $2 million (US) endowment by Daryabari ensured the creation of the Centre, which aims to encourage research on Persian literature, history and art. The Centre grew...

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News
3 Jun 2013

On Saturday, May 24th, Global philanthropist Bita Daryabari and speakers from around the globe gathered to celebrate the official opening of the Shahnama Centre for Persian Studies (http://persian.pem.cam.ac.uk) at Pembroke College in Cambridge, England. (Pembroke College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge, England.) The $2 million (US) endowment by Daryabari ensured the creation of the Centre, which aims to encourage research on Persian literature, history and art. The Centre grew out of the...

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Event
17 May 2013 (All day) to 18 May 2013 (All day)

Pembroke hosted ‘Orientality: Cultural Orientalism and Mentality’. Over two days museum directors, writers and academics coming from the UK, Europe, Qatar, Turkey, Uzbekistan and the USA presented a wide range of papers examining different aspects of Cultural Orientalism, including visual art, literature, music and dance.

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