The Ezri Centre for Iran & Persian Gulf Studies

The main mission of the Ezri Centre for Iran & Persian Gulf Studies is to promote research, achieve a better and deeper understanding, and provide crucial insights into the society, economy, politics, religion and culture of Iran and other countries of the Persian Gulf, through the expertise of a sterling team of specialists and the employment of interdisciplinary tools and methods.

The Centre was founded by Meir Ezri z"l, Israel's first ambassador to Iran. Throughout his mission to Iran, Ezri was awarded many decorations by the Shah and the government of Iran. In 2006, he realised his dream of founding the Ezri Centre for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies at the University of Haifa. Today, his granddaughter Dr. Efrat Sopher serves as an Advisor & Board Member of the Centre and is a University of Haifa UK Trustee.