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Farhad Kazemi


Academic Profile

Farhad Kazemi is Professor Emeritus of Politics and Middle Eastern Studies at New York University. He has served as NYU’s Vice Provost (1999-2003), Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science, Chairman of the Department of Politics, and Director of the Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies. He has also served as president of the Middle East Studies Association of North America and of the Association for Iranian Studies. He is a member of several professional organizations including the Council on Foreign Relations. He has served as the trustee of several academic institutions and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the American University in Cairo. He has also served as a consultant to the U.S. Government. Kazemi is a specialist in comparative and international politics, and Middle Eastern politics. A former editor of "Iranian Studies," he has authored several articles, books, and edited volumes on politics in the Middle East, particularly in Iran . Kazemi has been the recipient of several research grants including two from the Social Science Research Council for field research in the Middle East, National Science Foundation, Ford Foundation, and Rockefeller Foundation (Scholar-in-residence at Bellagio and conference grants). He recently served as a member of the US Government Commission on "Public Diplomacy in the Arab and Muslim World." The Commission's report was submitted to the US Congress and the White House in October 2003. He has traveled and lectured extensively in the Middle East and North Africa, Europe, and Asia. He has taught at the University of Michigan and has held visiting professorships at Princeton University and the Universities of Pennsylvania and Oxford. He has also held the Nazarian Visiting Lectureship at Tel Aviv University.

Sample Publications

Several books, edited volumes, and articles on the Middle East particularly Iran

Field of Research

Political Science

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