Dr. Mehrzad Boroujerdi is O’Hanley Family professor and chair of the political science department at Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He has served as the president of the International Society for Iranian Studies, founding director of the Middle Eastern Studies program at Syracuse University, editor of the Modern Intellectual and Political History of the Middle East book series published by Syracuse University Press, book review editor for the International Journal of Middle East Studies, and member of the board of directors of the Near East Foundation. He 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.
Boroujerdi is the author of numerous books and articles on Iranian society and politics, including Iranian Intellectuals and the West: The Tormented Triumph of Nativism (1996), and editor of Mirror for the Muslim Prince: Islam and Theory of Statecraft (2013).
B.A. at Boston University; M.A. at Northeastern University; Ph.D. at American University
Countries of Expertise
Iran, Iraq, Syria
Issues of Expertise
Political elite, Political Islam, Intellectual Life, History