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Ervand (Jed) Abrahamian

AbrahamianDr. Ervand Abrahamian, a distinguished professor of Iranian and Middle Eastern History and politics is an expert and professor with the Weissman School of Arts & Sciences, who specializes in the area of Middle Eastern history and politics.

He is available to comment on:

— Economic status of Iran

— Iran’s relationships with the United States and other countries

— Iran’s political system

An Armenian born in Iran and raised in England, Dr. Abrahamian is a qualified expert through his years of education and experience teaching world and Middle East history.

He has published Iran Between Two Revolutions, The Iranian Mojahedin, Khomeinism, Tortured Confessions, and Inventing the Axis of Evil, and A History of Modern Iran, for Cambridge University Press. He is now completing his book, The CIA Coup in Iran, which will be published in 2012.

In 2010, Dr. Abrahamian was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He is also a member of the Middle East Studies Association of North America, the American Historical Association, and the International Iranian Studies Association.

Dr. Abrahamian earned his B.A. and M.A. from Oxford University. He earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University. In addition to teaching at Baruch College, Dr. Abrahamian teaches at the CUNY Graduate Center. He has also taught at Princeton, New York University, and Oxford University.

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