Kaveh Farrokh

Kaveh Farrokh

Kaveh Farrokh (born September 24, 1962, Athens) is an expert in the field of Iranian history and linguistics. [ [http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2005/01/e840ee45-68ca-4718-bf39-c2f01168d738.html World: "Oliver Stone's 'Alexander' Stirs Up Controversy" by Golnaz Esfandiari] ] He has written and lectured on linguistics and has published two books on ancient Persian history, as well as acting as an historical advisor and expert for film and documentary makers. [Farrokh, Kaveh. "Shadows in the Desert: Ancient Persia at War", p. 323. Osprey Publishing, 2007. ISBN 1846031087]

Life and education

Farrokh was born in Athens, Greece, and is of Ossetian and Azeri descent. He attended the Institut Chateaubriand in Cannes, France, [http://wais.stanford.edu/waisprogram.pdf Short autobiography written for a conference program] ] then went on to obtain his undergraduate arts degree (BA) in May 1985 and his Ph.D. in September 2001 from the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia, [ [http://www.psych.ualberta.ca/~gbisanz/vitae.html CV of Gay Bisanz, external reader for Kareh (sic) Farrokh] ] where he specialized in the cognitive and linguistic processes of Persian speakers. [Kaveh Farrokh, 1988. Patterns of adjustment of international students to the University of British Columbia. MA Thesis, 1988, University of British Columbia. ISBN 0315470690] [Kaveh Farrokh, 2001. The relationships among cognitive processes, language experience and errors in Farsi speaking ESL adults. PhD Thesis, University of British Columbia. ISBN 0612714594]


Farrokh has written two books and a number of articles for journals and online publications. [Farrokh, K. (2004). Dyslexia in Persian. In I. Smythe, J. Everatt, & R. Salter, (Ed.s), "International Book of Dyslexia: A Cross Language Comparison and Practice Guide" (pp. 73-79). John Wiley & Sons Ltd.] [ [http://www.rozanehmagazine.com/NoveDec05/aazariINDEX.HTML Farrokh, K. Pan-Turanianism takes aim at Azerbaijan: A geopolitical agenda.] "Rozaneh", 6 (32), 73 pp, 2005.] [ [http://www.reference-global.com/doi/abs/10.1515/ijsl.2001.010 Farrokh, K. Iranian Nationality and the Persian Language, by Shahrokh Meskoob.] "Int. J. Sociol. Lang." 2001 (148): 117-124, (DOI 10.1515/ijsl.2001.010).] [ [http://www.ghandchi.com/iranscope/Anthology/KavehFarrokh/index.htm Iranscope: Kaveh Farrokh writings] ] He has lectured at the University of British Columbia's Persian Legacy series and has presented at the conference of the World Association of International Studies, of which he is a member. [ [http://cgi.stanford.edu/group/wais/cgi-bin/index.php?page_id=4350 World Association of International Studies Homepage] ] He also is a member of the Persian Gulf Preservation Society. [ [http://www.persiangulfonline.org/takeaction/event2.htm Persian Gulf Member gathering in Tehran, Iran] ] He also works as a counselor at Langara College in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. [ [http://www.langara.bc.ca/academic-services/counselling/who.html Langara College - Academic Services - Counselling - Who We Are] . Retrieved 2008-10-03.]


Farrokh received the 2008 Persian Golden Lioness Award from The World Academy of Arts, Literature, and Media in London in the category of "Best History Work" for his book "". [http://waalmawards.com/page2.html] The Persian Golden Lioness Awards recognize outstanding contributions to Persian-related arts, literature, and media. [http://www.payvand.com/news/06/jul/1119.html]


Kaveh Farrokh has been interviewed on Voice of America's Persian service about the legacy of the Achaemenid founder Cyrus the Great. [ [http://a1327.m.akastream.net/7/1327/2110/973023381/voice.download.akamai.com/2110/wm/voa/nenaf/pers/video/PERSIAN_ROUNDTABLE1730vb0806.wmv?WMCache=0 Voice of America, Persian Roundtable] ] The History Channel has also interviewed him on the topic of technology in ancient Persia for the series Engineering an Empire which aired in 2006. [ [http://www.ospreypublishing.com/authors/kaveh_farrokh/ Osprey Publishing, Kaveh Farrokh Author Profile] ]


* "". Osprey Publishing, 2007. ISBN 1846031087
* "Sassanian Elite Cavalry AD 224-642". Osprey Publishing, 2005. ISBN 1841767131


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