Hooshang Amirahmadi is a professor and director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) at Rutgers’s University. Amirahmadi is the Founder and President of the American Iranian Council, a research and policy think-tank devoted to improving dialogue and understanding between Iran and the United States.
Amirahmadi is also the President of Caspian Associates, an international strategic consulting firm and founded the Center for Iranian Research and Analysis where he served as its Director. He was a candidate for President in the Nine Presidential Elections in Iran in June 2005, but became disqualified due to his American citizenship and democratic platform.
He received his education from Tabriz University (BA), University of Dallas (MA), and Cornell University (PhD). His publications include nine written and edited works, six policy monographs, numerous journal articles, and myriad media interviews. Selected publications include: Amirahmadi 1392: For real Change in Iran, (Princeton: Amirahmadi 1392, 2012); The Political Economy of Iran under the Qajar, 1800-1920 (2012).