Today's leaders in the Persian tradition of innovation and humanity
The Global Persian Citizen Of The Present
The Persian people throughout history have an enduring legacy of global contributions rising from the cultural value placed on knowledge, innovation, progressive thinking, education, and personal achievement. This heritage is exemplified by present day global citizens through continued advancements in science, technology, medicine and the arts.
This sample of global citizens represents men and women who stand out as leaders in their field as scientists, athletes, educators, entrepreneurs, journalists, artists and humanitarians. They carry on the Persian legacy of achievement and inspire the up and coming generation of global citizens.
Professor of surgery and medicine in the division of cardio thoracic surgery at UCLA who has been selected a 2017 recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations.
This video features Arhdhali speaking on UCLA Performing the First Breathing Lung Transplant in the U.S.
In her short life, dying at the young age of 40 years old, Maryam Mirzakhani earned many awards including being the first and only woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal, called the Nobel Prize of math. May 12th 2019, the First International Women in Mathematics Day was established in honor of Mirzakhani’s birth date. Maryam’s legacy inspired fellow Iranian Americans Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini-Fard and Anousheh Ansari to establish graduate fellowships at the Stanford University School of Humanities to attract the next generation of world leaders in mathematics.