Our Fellows Contribute to Research at Archival Institute | Golzar Sepehri


Golzar Sepehri


Golzar Sepehri is a Junior Fellow at Archival Institute and a Master’s student at Harvard University studying Middle Eastern studies, where her research focuses on international security. She recently served as a faculty aide to a distinguished professor, where her research duties focused on U.S. foreign relations.

She has contributed to Archival Institute’s research on Iranian contemporary history, Islamic history and theology, and Farsi-English translation. She has also written on the treatment of women in the contemporary Muslim world and the treatment of women in Islamic religious texts.

Golzar holds a B.A. from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in psychology, religious studies, and Arabic with honors. She is fluent in Farsi, proficient in Arabic (Modern Standard), and proficient in Urdu.


  • Master’s Student at Harvard University

Areas of Focus

  •  Judeo-Christian and Islamic History
  •  Sufism
  • National Security Issues of the Middle East
  • U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East

Archival Facilitated Research & Publications

The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act | A Tumultuous Journey to Iran and Beyond

This is custom heading element Introduction The nine justices of the Supreme Court, from roughly 8,000 petitions that have arrived at the Court, have chosen approximately 75 cases. One of these cases is an appeal by the Central Bank of Iran. Supreme Court, on October 1, 2015, agreed to review a case related to the [...]

Iran’s Uprising: A Case of Patrimonial Corruption Part 1

This is custom heading element The recent uprising in Iran has a powerful message: eliminate economic injustice. In this respect, it is more potent and enduring than the wave of demonstrations in 2009 seeking “where is my vote.” The 2009 revolt was primarily carried out by young university students, intellectuals, urban dwellers, and those who [...]

The New Era of Doing Business with Iran

The New Era of Doing Business with Iran: Iran’s International Commercial Transactions and Global Security Abstract On January 17, 2016, in a statement following his signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran, President Obama addressed that country’s people, stating that “yours is a great civilization, with a vibrant culture that has [...]

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