UCI School of Humanities | Over Coffee: Leaders Talking Humanities
In honor of Persian New Year (known as Nowruz), which is celebrated on the first day of spring, we wanted to share a cultural piece featuring our President and CEO, Anoosheh Oskouian, who was interviewed by Tyrus Miller, dean of the School of Humanities at UCI, about her career and her stance on the importance of preserving Persian culture as an Iranian American woman. Anoosheh describes her experiences as a young person coming from Iran to the U.S. at the age of 14 that eventually led to her current position. Oskouian discusses her personal involvement with UCI’s Persian Studies department and her community involvement to preserve Persian culture. Oskouian expresses that “none of us perhaps are at a position to go back and our children are here, and we would like to have a legacy of what this old ancient heritage and culture was all about.” Watch the interview [26 minutes] or read the transcript to learn more about Oskouian’s involvement with the community to preserve Persian culture.