Jahandad Memarian is a research associate at the West Asia Council. He is also
a senior research fellow at Nonviolence International and a
contributor to Al-Monitor and the Huffington Post. He holds an M.A. in
Western Philosophy from the University of Tehran. Jahandad won a full
scholarship from the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology
to pursue his PhD in epistemology at the University of Munich, Maximilian.
However, he preferred to take the FLTA scholarship from Institute of
International Education and spent the 2010-2011 academic year at the
University of California, Santa Barbara as a Fulbright scholar. Prior to
that, Mr. Memarian was a researcher at the Iranian Parliament Research
Center and worked as a journalist for the daily Hamshahri.