By: PAAIA Staff
Building on the success of previous Passing the Torch of Success events, PAAIA San Diego will be hosting the Passing the Torch of Success at UC San Diego Manderville Auditorium on Sunday, January 29, 2011. The event, which is being co-sponsored by the Iranian Student Association, is hosted by comedian Maz Jobrani and Fox News San Diego Anchor, Shally Zomorodi.
Tickets ($30 general admission and $15 students with ID) can be purchased here. Tickets will sell out quickly so you are encouraged to purchase your tickets early.
The Passing the Torch of Success, San Diego promises to be yet another event that will educate, inspire and empower all Iranian Americans. The event will honor:
- Firoozeh Dumas – Humorist and author of Funny in Farsi and Laughing without an Accent
- Hamid Biglari – Vice Chairman of Citicorp, the main operating arm of Citigroup
- Dr. Shahram Daneshmand – San Diego Obstetrician and founder of the non-profit organization, Miracle Babies, and CNN Hero nominee
- Kamran Elahian – Veteran entrepreneur, international philanthropist, and the Chairman and Co-Founder of Global Catalyst Partners
- Tara Kamangar – World class pianist and composer who excels at blending the best of Western and Persian compositions
- Vali Nasr – Author and former advisor to Obama Administration and Professor at Tufts Fletcher School of Diplomacy