Tuesday November 4th, Professor Arezou Azad of the University of Birmingham and the Oriental Institute at the University of Oxford will be presenting a talk on sacred landscape in Afghanistan. The talk is sponsored by the Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies at the University of California Irvine. Professor Azad is also the author of a book by the same name and her work focuses on Central Asia, Afghanistan, and Iran where she researches urban spaces and religion. Her book takes a close look at the famed city of Balkh, a cultural epicenter of poetry, religion, and beauty, not to mention the home city of Rumi. Her talk at UCI is not one to miss! It’s open to the public so come by.