PhD in International Relations, University of Southern California; post-doctorate studies, Ohio State University. Tenured Professor, School of Economics and Political Science, National University of Iran (Shahid Beheshti). Adjunct Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California. Current research: a novel on post-revolutionary Iranian elites and also a book on Pahlavi Political Culture. Member: International Studies Association, US. Latest books: Iranian Authoritarianism as well as Iran's Political Economy. Latest article: Prospects for Change in Iran's Foreign Policy. Expertise and interests: international politics and political economy of the Middle East, Iranian domestic and foreign policy, photography.