Mehrzad Boroujerdi is Professor and until recently Chair of the Political Science Department at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. 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 (Syracuse University Press, 1996), and I Carved, Worshiped and Shattered: Essays on Iranian Politics and Identity [in Persian] (Nashr-e Negah-e Mo`aser, 2010). He is also the editor of Mirror for the Muslim Prince: Islam and Theory of Statecraft (Syracuse University Press, 2013), and co-author of Political Institutions and Ruling Elites in Post-Revolutionary Iran: A Political Handbook which will be published by Syracuse University Press in 2018. In addition, he has authored more than thirty journal articles and book chapters in English and Persian.

Dr. Boroujerdi has been interviewed by numerous national and international media outlets such as Associated Press, BBC, LA Times, NPR, New York Times, Reuters, Spiegel, VOA, and Washington Post.

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

Dr. Boroujerdi has been the recipient of grants and fellowships from American Council on Education, 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, and the Violet Jabara Charitable Trust. 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).

During the 2017-18 acaemic year, Dr. Boroujerdi will be an ACE Fellow at California State University – Northridge (CSUN) shadowing the President and senior leadership of the university.

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