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Iran analyst

November 19th, 2010

Area of Expertise: War and Conflict
Geographical Expertise - Region: Asia, North Africa and Middle East, North America
Languages: English, Farsi
Field of Work: Author/Novelist, Journalist/Commentator
City: New York
Country: USA
Continent: North America


hooman majd Hooman MajdHooman Majd was born in Tehran, Iran in 1957, and lived abroad from infancy with his family who were in the diplomatic service. He attended boarding school in England and college in the United States, and stayed in the U.S. after the Islamic Revolution of 1979.

Majd had a long career in the entertainment business before devoting himself to writing and journalism full-time. He worked at Island Records and Polygram Records for many years, with a diverse group of artists, and was head of film and music at Palm Pictures, where he produced The Cup and James Toback’s Black and White.

Majd’s book The Ayatollah Begs to Differ was published in 2008, and his latest book The Ayatollah’s Democracy was published in the Fall of 2010.

Hooman Majd has also written for GQ, Newsweek, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New Republic, The Financial Times, Foreign Policy, Politico, The New York Observer, The Daily Beast, and Salon, and has been a regular contributor to The Huffington Post from its inception. He lives in New York City and travels regularly back to Iran.

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