Mehrzad Boroujerdi is O'Hanley Professor of Political Science and Founding Director of the Middle Eastern Studies Program in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He is the current President of the International Society for Iranian Studies as well.

He is the author of Iranian Intellectuals and the West: The Tormented Triumph of Nativism (1996), and I Carved, Worshiped and Shattered: Essays on Iranian Politics and Identity [in Persian] (2010). In addition to more than thirty journal articles and book chapters in English and Persian he is also the editor of Mirror for the Muslim Prince: Islam and Theory of Statecraft (2013). He is interviewed quite frequently by AP, BBC, LA Times, NPR, New York Times, Reuters, VOA, and Washington Post.   

Dr. Boroujerdi is a Nonresident Scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C., a member of the Board of Directors of the Near East Foundation, and a principal investigator of the Iran Data Portal. Since 1996 he has also served as the editor of the Modern Intellectual and Political History of the Middle East book series published by Syracuse University Press.

Dr. Boroujerdi has been the recipient of grants and fellowships from Harvard University, Henry R. Luce Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Social Science Research Council, the Institute of International Education, the U.S. Department of Education, and the United States Institute of Peace. Other awards include the Foundation for Iranian Studies Best Doctoral Dissertation (1990), and the Maxwell School’s Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for outstanding teaching, research, and service (1998).

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