Bio of an Iranian-American Bahá'í and prominent academic who authored The Modernization of Iran, and pioneered the Iranian Studies program at UCLA; he and his wife Shiela also served as Bahá'í pioneers to Greece during the Ten Year Crusade.
published in Lights of Irfan, 15, pages 418-422 Wilmette: Haj Mehdi Armand Colloquium, 2014
Abstract: Dr. Amin Banani was one of the founders and patrons of the ‘Irfán Colloquium program in Northern California, at Bosch Bahá’í School. As long as his health condition allowed it, he, together with his dear wife Sheila Banani, was regularly participating at the `Irfán Colloquium sessions, where he made scholarly presentations, while Sheila coordinated the program of the sessions conducted in English. He is especially missed at our sessions convened at Bosch Bahá’í School. [Iraj Ayman, from p. 405-406]