The IHRC regrets to announce the passing of Professor Caesar Farah, an exceptional scholar of Middle Eastern and Islamic history. Dr. Farah's distinguished career and commitment to fostering scholarship in these fields at the University of Minnesota provided invaluable support for the IHRC's formation of and growth in Near Eastern collections. His influence on a generation of scholars and in advocating for engagement in order to move forward on critical issues in the Middle East will long be remembered.
Prof. Farah retired from the University of Minnesota in 2008. He was an active author of materials for scholarly and wider audiences on issues related to the Middle East, with great energy on a variety of projects as well as an expansive knowledge of both current and historical events.