Mehrzad Boroujerdi is Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department and O'Hanley Faculty Scholar at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He is also the Provost Faculty Fellow for Internationalization at Syracuse University and immeditate past President of the International Society for Iranian Studies.

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. He served as the Founding Director of the Middle Eastern Studies Program at Syracuse University from 2003 to 2014. 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, 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), and the Maxwell School’s Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for outstanding teaching, research, and service (1998).

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