Lectures & Visits | 2004 – 2000

Olga M. Davidson with Naqqal Iraj Anvar – Shahnameh: “The Book of Kings, the Court and the Coffeehouse”

January 15th, 2004

Davidson gave an introduction to the monumental Persian epic, Shahnameh, and Naqqal Anvar presented a recitation of this classic epic in Persian, with English translations provided at the Asia Society and Museum in New York. The event, which was cosponsored by the Ilex Foundation, was sold out.

Biennale Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea

December, 2003

Ilex Foundation supported Iranian artist Negar Assari-Samimi at the Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy.

Traditions and Language of Aghdnamehs (marriage contracts)

May, 2001

A talk and slide presentation given by Amir Zekrgo in Boston.

Turkish Musicical Performance

May, 2001

Saz and Bendir performance of Turkish music by Okan Murat Ozturk and Sukru Ilicak, Boston and Washington, D.C.

Beacon Hill Times Article: “Iran’s foreign minister comes to Beacon Hill”

September, 2000

The article features the meeting of Mohammad Mahallati, former Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations, and Olga Davidson, Ilex Foundation Chairman.

Visit by Iranian Foreign Minister

September, 2000

Ilex Foundation hosted Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi’s visit to Boston Massachusetts. Read more on Kharazi’s visit to Boston on Islamic Republic of Iran’s Foreign Ministry’s website.

The “Russian Project”

June, 2000

Lecture at Ecole Normale by Ildar Ibraguimov, and purchase of “Silver Mountain Workshop” for Bibliotheca Classica in St. Petersburg.

Poetry & Prophecy

April, 2000

Lecture given by Dr. H.M. Elahi-Ghomshei, at Georgetown University and Harvard University.

Visage of Christ in Islam

March, 2000

Lecture given by Ayatollah Majdoddin Mahallati at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University.