Patrons

Patrons

Honorary Chairs
Tirgan 2017

Parisa Khosravi

 Former CNN Senior Executive, Veteran Journalist
Tirgan 2015

Homa Sarshar

 Writer, Journalist, Director, Producer, activist
Tirgan 2013

Anousheh Ansari

 Enterpreneur - First Female Private Space Explorer
Tirgan 2011

Reza Moridi

Minister of Research and Innovation & Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
Patrons

Niyayesh Afshordi

Assistant Professor of Astrophysics, University of Waterloo

Majid Ahmadi

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Windsor

Payam Akhavan

Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University

Afsaneh Alavi

Assistant Professor of Dermatology, University of Toronto

Nasser Ashgriz

Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto

Farhad Azadifar

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Mansoor Barati

Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Toronto

Mojdeh Baratloo

Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Colombia

Farrokh Bavar

CEO & Founder at International Institute for Strategic Studies in Iranian Architecture

Sohrab Behdad

Professor of Economics, Denison University

Cyrus Bina

Professor of Economics, University of Minnesota

Mehrzad Boroujerdi

Professor and Chair of Political Sciences Department, Syracuse University

Touraj Daryaee

Professor of History, University of California

Minoo Derayeh

Associate Professor of Equity Studies, York University

Ali G. Dizboni

Associate Professor of Politics, Royal Military College of Canada

Ali Dolatabadi

Professor of Mechnical Engineering , Concordia University

Nazila Fathi

Reporter at New York Times

Saeed Gazor

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Queen's University

Fariborz Haghighat

Professor, Graduate Program Director, Energy and Environment, Concordia University

Shahla Haeri

Associate Professor, Boston University

Ramin Jahanbeglooo

Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto

Mona Jarrahi

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of California Los Angeles

Mehdi Javanfar

Musician, University of Toronto

Yahya Kamalipour

Professor and head, Department of Communication, Purdue University Calumet

Koroush Khalili

Associate professor, University of Toronto Hepatobiliary imaging lead

Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami

Professor of Persian Studies, New York University

Mariam Khosravani

Founder President, Iranian-American Women Foundation

Sheldon Levy

President, Ryerson University

Hadi Mahabadi

President, CanWin Consulting Inc.

Ali-Akbar Mahdi

Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Ohio Wesleyan University

Bita Milanian

Senior Vice President of Global Marketing at GENBAND

Pardis Minuchehr

Assistant Professor of Persian Studies, George Washington University

Ali Moayedian

Founder of Payvand.com

Bagher Moazen

Iranian-Canadian classical guitarist and composer

Haideh Moghissi

Professor of Sociology, York University

Fariborz Mokhtari

Professor of Political Science, National Defense University in Washington DC

Ali Reza Montazemi

Professor of Information Systems, McMaster University

Firooz Naderi

Director for Solar System Exploration, NASA's Jet Propulstion Lab

Ali Nayeri

Assistant Professor of Physics, Faculty of Physics, Chapman University

Nima Naghibi

Associate Professor of English, Ryerson University

Nader Namazi

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer, Catholic University of America

Gholamhossein Nami

Visual Artist

Arzoo Osanloo

Associate Professor of Law, University of Washington

Nasrin Rahimieh

Professor of Comparative Literature, University of California

Saeed Rahnema

Professor, York University

Behzad Razavi

Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of California

Pardis Sabeti

Associate Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Ehsan Yarshater

Professor Emeritus of Iranian Studies, Colombia University

Shahram Yousefi

Professor and Acting Head, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Queen's University

Negin Zand

Celebrity Colorist

Farrokh Zandi

Professor of Economics, York University
Tirgan