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Farhang Mehr, Emeritus Professor of International Relations at Boston University was born in Tehran, Iran. He received a Bachelor of Economics degree and a Doctorate in Law from the Universities of Tehran and London respectively.

He has taught at Tehran and National Universities, and at the Military Academy in Iran, and was President of the University of Shiraz for 8 years, served Iran under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, as Vice-Prime Minister and Acting Finance Minister, and represented Iran on OPEC's Board of Governors for 5 years.

He served as the President of the Zoroastrian Anjuman of Tehran for 12 years; was an officer of the First and Third World Zoroastrian Congresses in Tehran, and Bombay respectively, and was a founding member of the Ancient Iranian Culture Society. He has lectured and published on subjects related to law, political economy and Zoroastrianism.

His book in Farsi, published in January 1990 is entitled "Zoroastrian Philosophy: An old Wisdom in a New Perspective", and in English called "The Zoroastrian Tradition, An Introduction to the Ancient Wisdom of Zarathushtra", published by Element Press in 1991.

Farhang Mehr is also the subject of an interesting biography Triumph Over Discrimination: The Life Story of Farhang Mehr by Laylah M. Alphonse.

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