September 21, 2020

Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences Cyrus Partovi Retires

Cyrus Partovi graduated from Lewis & Clark in 1967 and received a MALD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1969. He has extensive field experience in international relations, having served from 1970 to 1977 in the imperial court of Iran. His last position was foreign affairs director general of the imperial court. In exile, after the Iranian revolution, he served as foreign affairs advisor to the former crown prince of Iran.

In 1992, Partovi began teaching at his alma mater in the Department of International Affairs. He is now a senior lecturer in social sciences. Partovi is the only faculty member at Lewis & Clark to have received the Pamplin Society’s Teacher of the Year Award twice, in 1994-95 and 1998-99. During the past 16 years, he has taught and advised thousands of students. Partovi has served as a faculty advisor to the Model United Nations Club, the Student Academic Affairs Board, and the College Honor Board. He has commented on U.S. foreign policy and Middle East politics at many public forums and has volunteered with the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs to tour the country and speak on foreign policy to Lewis & Clark alumni.