This event was listed as open to everyone. I took a friend with me and we saw that there were name tags and a list of people. While I was thinking my name may have been on the list, I knew my friend's name would not. This should've been explained in the description instead of simply saying open to all.
It was a great lecture. I liked the fact that Dr. Parang took the audience through a cultural Iranian trip, he highlighted important areas like the ancient city of Persepolis, Cyrus the Great, the story of Esther and the poetic writings of the Shahnameh. I want to thank Dr. Parang for taking his time to answer a few questions and highlight the importance of the lecture.