Farrokh has been teaching the history of ancient Iran at the University of British Columbia since 2004 and has alsoLectured at the University of Southern California (2013), Portland State University (2013), Stanford University (2006) and appeared as one of three key speakers at the University of Yerevan (2011). He has authored history books on ancient and post-Islamic Iran (see below), received numbers of citations and awards, and is also affiliated with a number of academic and international outlets (see below).
the “Best History Book Award” for 2008. The University of British Columbia’s Asian Studies program gave a strong tribute to Kaveh Farrokh acknowledging his long association with the University of British Columbia – kindly see video showing the distinguished Professor Harjot S. Oberoi who is a world-class historian at the University of British Columbia’s Asian Studies program. Farrokh was also ranked as one of 128 most famous Iranian authors in 2011 by the Ranker.com website.
Farrokh is also a history adviser for the following media outlets:
Farrokh is also Head of Department of Traditions & Cultural History (استاد سنتها و تاریخ فرهنگی ازدانشکده دیپلماسی فرهنگی - انگلستان ) of the WAALM School of Cultural Diplomacy (WAALM-SCD). WAALM is affiliated with the Academic Council On The United Nations System (ACUNS) and The International Peace Bureau. WAALM was also nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011.
The Nobel Peace prize awarded to Sir Ralph Norman Angell (1872-1967) in 1933 (Photo in Public Domain). The United Nations affiliated organization ACUNS has noted that The World Academy of Arts, Literature and Media – WAALM has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize report (also posted in Iranian.com, the Persianesque on-line Journal). Kaveh Farrokh is the chair of WAALM-School of Cultural Diplomacy’s Department of Traditions & Cultural History (for more information see Blog).
- Citation: Wall Street Journal & Reuters (2011)
- Review: Small Wars Journal by Youssef Aboul-Enein (July 12, 2012)
- Review: The Business Daily of Egypt by Robert Terpstra (September 12, 2011)
- Review: Iran-based Library, Museum and Center of Manuscripts (see also -ارایه کتاب «ایران در جنگ: ۱۹۸۸-۱۵۰۰» در کتابخانه مجلس-)
- Review by peer-reviewed Iranian Studies Journal: Iranshenasi, Volume XXII, No.1, Spring 2010, pp.1-5
- Review by Italian peer-reviewed journal,Quarderni Asiatici, Recensioni Libri, n. 95 – Settembre 2011, pp. 105-119)
- Editorial reviews posted on Amazon.com by Dr.s Geoffrey Greatrex (University of Ottawa), Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones (University of Edinburgh, Department of Classics), Patrick Hunt (Stanford University)
- Winner of London’s WAALM 2008 Best History Book Award
- Citation as one of top three history books by US Independent Book Publisher’s Association in 2008
Elite Sassanian Cavalry-اسواران ساسانی- Translated by two different publishers into Persian. The book was most recently reviewed by the University of Tehran in the peer-reviewed journal “below:Hojati, Sh. (2010). Book review of Kaveh Farrokh’s Sassanian Elite Cavalry [translated into Persian by Yusef Amiri]. Tarikh va Joghrafiya: Mahnameye Takhasosiye Etela-resani va naghd va Baresiye Ketab” [History and Geography: Monthly edition for Information, Description and Critique/review of books], no. 148 [August-September edition], pp.94-95 (pdf).
See also an earlier review of Elite Sassanian cavalry in Persian by the Shahrbaraz website.
- Member of Iranian Studies for Hellenic-Iranian Studies
- Member of Stanford University’s WAIS (World Association of International Studies)
- Historical Advisor to a film project titled In Search of Cyrus the Great
- Member of The World Academy of Arts, Literature and Media
- Academic Advisor for the Persian-American Society (PAS)
- Director of the Archaeological department of the Pasargad Preservation Foundation
- Advisory Committee Member of the Dabiri Foundation
- Member of the Iranian-Canadian Congress
- Member of Persian Gulf Preservation Society
- Member of Iran Linguistics Society