Mehrzad Boroujerdi

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Dr. Mehrzad Boroujerdi "is Associate Professor of Political Science at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs where he also serves as the Founding Director of the Middle Eastern Studies Program and Co-Director of the Religion, Media and International Relations Program. Professor Boroujerdi received his BA in Political Science and Sociology from Boston University, and his Ph.D. in International Relations from the American University in Washington, D.C. His doctoral dissertation won the Foundation for Iranian Studies’ 1990 award for best Dissertation in the Field of Iranian Studies. From 1990 to 1992 he was respectively a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University's Center for Middle Eastern Studies and a Rockefeller Foundation fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. He was the 1997-98 recipient of the Maxwell School's Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for outstanding teaching, research, and service by a junior faculty member. His research work has been supported by the Henry R. Luce Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the Rockefeller Foundation and the United States Institute of Peace.

"Dr. Boroujerdi is the author of Iranian Intellectuals and the West: The Tormented Triumph of Nativism (Syracuse University Press, 1996) which has been translated into Arabic, Persian and Turkish. His articles have appeared in Bulletin of the Center for Iranian Research and Analysis, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Critique: Journal for Critical Studies of the Middle East; Foreign Service Journal, Iranian Journal of International Affairs, International Third World Studies Journal and Review, Journal of Peace Research, Middle East Economic Survey, Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, Syracuse Law Review and more than a dozen edited books and Persian-language journals. He is the general editor of the Modern Intellectual and Political History of the Middle East series published by Syracuse University Press and served for seven years (2000 to 2007) as the book review editor of the International Journal of Middle East Studies. Professor Boroujerdi is currently working on a book manuscript about the political elite of post-revolutionary Iran.

"As a Middle East expert, Dr. Boroujerdi has done consulting work with such organizations as Academy for Educational Development, College Board, Educational Testing Services, Human Rights Watch, InterMedia Survey Institute, and Risk Analysis Group and presently serves as an adjunct scholar at the Middle East Institute (MEI) in Washington, D.C. He is also interviewed quite frequently by national and international news media as one of the leading Iran experts around the world." [1] CV

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  1. Biography, Syracuse University, accessed March 17, 2009.