Abbas Milani is the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Director of Iranian Studies at Stanford University and visiting professor in the department of political science. In addition, he is co-director of the Iran Democracy Project and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. His area of expertise is U.S.-Iran relations and Iranian cultural, political, and security issues. Dr. Milani was formerly a professor of history and political science and chair of the department at Notre Dame de Namur University; assistant professor in the faculty of law and political science at Tehran University and a member of the board of directors of Tehran University’s Center for International Studies from 1979 to 1987; research fellow at the Iranian Center for Social Research from 1977 to 1978; and an assistant professor at the National University of Iran from 1975 to 1977. Dr. Milani is the author of Eminent Persians: The Men and Women Who Made Modern Iran, 1941–1979, a two-volume study of Iran’s elite before the revolution (Syracuse University Press, 2008); King of Shadows: Essays on Iran’s Encounter with Modernity, Persian text published in the U.S. (Ketab Corp., 2005); Lost Wisdom: Rethinking Persian Modernity in Iran (Mage, 2004); Tales of Two Cities: A Persian Memoir (Mage, 1996) and Modernity and Its Foes in Iran (Gardon Press, 1998). He received his B.A. in political science and economics from the University of California at Berkeley, and his Ph.D in political science from the University of Hawaii.