Dr. Hossein Ziai (1944-2011)

We are noting with profound sadness the untimely passing on August 24, 2011 of Professor Hossein Ziai, a Trustee of the Encyclopaedia Iranica Foundation, a highly regarded scholar of Islamic and Persian philosophy, and a contributor to the Encyclopaedia Iranica.

Professor Ziai rendered a great service as Chairman of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at UCLA to the promotion of Iranian Studies. His absence is most deeply felt.

We offer our sincere condolences to Mrs. Mahasti Ziai, Dadali his son, and other members of the family.

We hope that the UCLA will find a worthy successor to him in the field of Iranian Studies.