Mehrzad Boroujerdi is Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department at Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He also serves as the Provost Faculty Fellow for Internationalization as well as the O’Hanley Faculty Scholar.

Dr. Boroujerdi 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 has been interviewed among others by AP, BBC, LA Times, NPR, New York Times, Reuters, VOA, and Washington Post.   

He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Near East Foundation, a principal investigator of the Iran Data Portal, and a former non-resident Scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C (2005-16). He was the President of the International Society for Iranian Studies (2012-2014), and editor of the Modern Intellectual and Political History of the Middle East book series published by Syracuse University Press (1996-2014).

Dr. Boroujerdi has been the recipient of grants and fellowships from Harvard University, Henry R. Luce Foundation, Carnegie 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), the Maxwell School’s Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for outstanding teaching, research, and service (1998), and the Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund’s Outstanding Service Award (2011).


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