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About Farideh Farhi

Farideh Farhi is an Independent Scholar and Affiliate Graduate Faculty at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. She has taught comparative politics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, University of Hawai'i, University of Tehran, and Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran. Her publications include States and Urban-Based Revolutions in Iran and Nicaragua (University of Illinois Press) and numerous articles and book chapters on compartative analyses of revolutions and Iranian politics. She has been a recipient of grants from the United States Institute of Peace and the Rockefeller Foundation and was most recently a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She has also worked as a consultant for the World Bank and the International Crisis Group.




Author Archives: Farideh Farhi

Ashton’s Meeting in Tehran

March 18th, 2014 | by Farideh Farhi

by Farideh Farhi Iranian news agencies are reporting that a “knowledgeable source” is suggesting Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif cancelled


Zarif Hits Back

January 23rd, 2014 | by Farideh Farhi

by Farideh Farhi Speaking to CNN during the World Economic Forum in Davos this week Foreign Minister Javad Zarif got


Three Months in Rouhani’s Iran

December 16th, 2013 | by Farideh Farhi

by Farideh Farhi I have recently returned from a three-month trip to Iran. I arrived in Tehran in early September


Watching Obama in Tehran

September 29th, 2013 | by Farideh Farhi

by Farideh Farhi I read about the Obama-Rouhani phone call in Farsnews, the hardline Iranian agency sometimes referred to as



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