The Spaniard was awarded with an appreciation plaque by Iran’s Ministry of Science, Research and Technology.

Born in 1965 in Seville, Rodriguez, a representative of the Sa’adi Foundation – a global organization for teaching the Persian language – in Spain, is a self-educated in Persian, who has also dedicated nearly 30 years of his career to teaching the language at the University of Seville, University of Barcelona, as well as the Complutense University of Madrid.

His doctoral dissertation at the Madrid-based university was a research on the book ‘Jawami ul-Hikayat’, a famous collection of Persian anecdotes written in the early 13th century by the Iranian author Mohammad Aufi.

He has also translated several famous works of the Persian literature to Spanish, including ‘Golestan’ – a 13th-century masterpiece by prominent poet Sa’adi – ‘Asrar al-Tawhid’ – written by Abu Saeid Abul-Khayr in the 12th century – as well as contemporary novelist Sadeq Hedayat’s ‘Three Drops of Blood’.

The two-day International Conference on Iranian Studies in the World was held by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology in association with the University of Gilan, Allameh Tabataba'i University, the University of Warsaw, the University of Sofia, as well as the Center for Iran, the Balkans and Central European Studies.

Source: Iran Daily