Mehrzad Boroujerdi, an internationally recognized expert on Iran and Middle Eastern politics, has been appointed director of Virginia Tech’s School of Public and International Affairs in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

Boroujerdi comes to Virginia Tech from Syracuse University, where he has been a faculty member in the Department of Political Science since 1992. He served as a professor of political science and the O’Hanley Faculty Scholar at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Boroujerd joined Virginia Tech on Aug. 10, 2019, and will be primarily based at the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington.

Active in both public and professional service throughout his career, Boroujerdi’s former appointments include president of the Association for Iranian Studies, nonresident scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C, and former member of the board of directors of the Near East Foundation.

Boroujerdi received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Boston University in 1983 and a master’s degree in political science from Northeastern University in 1985. He received a Ph.D. in international relations from the American University in Washington, D.C., in 1990.

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