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); "The Myth of the Great Satan" (Hoover Institution Press, 2010). His latest book is "The Shah" (Palgrave MacMillan, 2011). His own Persian version of the book has also been published inside and outside Iran. Milani has also translated numerous books and articles into Persian and English. His articles have been published in journals, magazines, and newspapers including The Washington Quarterly, the Encyclopedia Iranica, the Hoover Digest, Iranshenasi, the Journal of the Middle East, Middle East Journal, and the New York Review of Books.
amilani [at] stanford [dot] edu
Pasang Sherpa was born in Kathmandu, Nepal, and completed her high-school education in India. She earned her undergraduate degree in Finance from Santa Clara University. She has served as a Program Manager for the Iranian Studies Program since 2010. Prior to her position at ISP, she was a Program Coordinator for the Division of International Comparative and Area Studies (now known as Stanford's Global Studies Division) and supported multiple centers: Center for Buddhist Studies (now known as the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies), Center for European Studies (now know as The Europe Center), Center for South Asia and Center for African Studies. She is multilingual and enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures and people.
psherpa [at] stanford [dot] edu
Armita Mukadam was born in Tehran, Iran and migrated to India with her family, during the Iran-Iraq war. Later, her family immigrated to the U.S. and settled in Minnesota. Armita attended the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities where she earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology. In her prior role of Program Coordinator at The Forum @ Rancho San Antonio, she gained a strong background in planning activities, events and programs for Independent Living residents. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and 19 month old son. As part of the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies, she is very excited to help shed a positive light on the people and culture of Iran.
amukadam [at] stanford [dot] edu