Director, Hamid & Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies
Professor (by courtesy), in Stanford's Global Studies Division
Professor Milani is the Director of the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies, co-director of the Iran Democracy Project and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. His expertise is U.S.-Iran relations as well as Iranian cultural, political, and security issues. Milani is the author of Modernity and Its Foes in Iran (Gardon Press, 1998); The Persian Sphinx: Amir Abbas Hoveyda and the Riddle of the Iranian Revolution (Mage, 2000); Lost Wisdom: Rethinking Persian Modernity in Iran in English (Mage 2004) and Persian (Ketob Corp. 2004); Tales of Two Cities: A Persian Memoir (Mage, 2006); The Myth of the Great Satan (Hoover Institution Press, 2010); The Shah (Palgrave MacMillan, 2011), his own Persian version of the book has also been published inside and outside Iran. Culture and Politics in Contemporary Iran (Lynne Rienner, 2015) is his most recent book, co-edited with Larry Diamond. Milani has also translated numerous books and articles into Persian and English. He has published more than 200 essays and book reviews in journals and papers.   READ MORE
amilani [at] stanford [dot] edu

Program Manager
Roma Parhad was born in southern Portugal and has studied, traveled, and lived abroad. A northern California native, she earned her bachelor’s degree in political science and international studies at the University of California, Irvine and her master’s degree in international relations from New York University. Prior to joining the Iranian Studies Program at Stanford, she worked with WNYC public radio, Carnegie Council’s journal Ethics and International Affairs, two Congressional offices, and held an internship at the Council on Foreign Relations.  
rparhad [at] stanford [dot] edu

Project Manager, Iran 2040
Dr. Pooya Azadi is leading the efforts of the new Stanford Iran 2040 Project. He studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Tehran (B.Eng) and University of Toronto (M.A.Sc. and PhD). After his graduation and prior to joining Stanford, he worked as a researcher at the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, and MIT for four years. Pooya has a strong interest in the areas of energy and the environment, subjects in which he has published a few dozen research papers and reviews.
pazadi [at] stanford [dot] edu

Program Assistant
Franco received his BA in Japanese from UC Berkeley in 2006.  He worked previously at Stanford in the Department of Biology, holding several positions there. He enjoys photography and traveling the Bay Area in his spare time.
ferrico [at] stanford [dot] edu