University Endowments Need Federal Oversight

How Credible Is It That George Washington University “Lost” A Gift From Iran?

Hossein Askari

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This is a brief story of a gift that was initiated by the Shah of Iran to the George Washington University (GW) in 1974, which inexplicably evaporated into thin air some 45 years later in 2019 and then miraculously reappeared in 2022. The management and status of the Aryamehr-Iran Endowment at George Washington University should be investigated and reported to hold GW accountable to its benefactors, acknowledge the generosity…

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Hossein Askari

MIT engineer-economist. Prof: Tufts, UT-Austin, GW. IMF Board. Mediator: Iran, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait. Writes on: Econ-Finance, Oil, Sanctions, Mid-East, Islam.