Patrons of the Iranian Studies Initiative

Ahmad Gramian and Haleh Emrani

“Invested in informed tomorrows”

“The Gramian-Emrani Foundation is committed to a better future through funding scholars and knowledge pioneers”

The Gramian-Emrani Foundation supports scholars and institutions across the US and Europe, from elementary education to post-graduate studies, at a time when educational programs and new research initiatives are often undervalued and underfunded.

Mr. Ahmad Gramian, President of the Gramian-Emrani Foundation is a co-founder of CorpInfo Services, an information technology company. Mr. Gramian is Vice Chair of Farhang Foundation, a leading Iranian cultural organization in the US. He is also on the board of trustees of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), serves on the board of trustees of the Children’s Institute Inc. (CII) and on the advisory board of Upward Bound House. Mr. Gramian is a University of Southern California (USC) Ambassador.

Dr. Haleh Emrani is a co-founder of the Gramian-Emrani Foundation. She chairs the Iranian Studies Council at the Farhang Foundation and is a Principal at CorpInfo Services. Dr. Emrani has a PhD in Near Eastern History from UCLA, and is a Research Associate at the Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture at the UC Irvine, where she is the Director of “Sasanika Late Antique Iran Project, an online forum for scholars of Sasanian research and discourse.