Director of Iranian Studies, Research Fellow/Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Abbas Milani is a research fellow and co-director of the Iran Democracy Project at the Hoover Institution, the Hamid and Christina Moghadam director of Iranian Studies. Milani is also a visiting professor in the Department of Political Science at Stanford.
Born in Iran into a Muslim family, Milani was trained by French nuns and Jesuit priests before leaving Iran as a teen for the US, where he lived for the next 11 years. After earning his PhD, he returned to Iran in 1976 and taught at Tehran University. He has written numerous books and articles on US/Iran relations, Iranian cultural, political and security issues.