Majid Rafizadeh (bio)

Ambassador, Scholar, Middle East Expert, Human Rights Activists, Foreign Policy Specialists

Contact:Prof. Majid Rafizadeh
Mailing Address: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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Ambassador: National Iranian American Council and Harvard International Review

Fields of Interest:

Government/Political, International Affairs, Activism

Most Requested Topics/Programs:

  • Human Rights
  • Women Rights
  • Developing Countries
  • Middle East
  • Democratization
  • US foreign policy in the Middle East

Recent Engagements:

  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees at University of California Santa Barbara 2012
  • Iran-US Political Relations Orfalea Center
  • Los Angeles
Speaker 's Fees:$2501 to $5000
Length of presentation:30 minutes to 1 hour
Travels From:Los Angeles or Washington DC
Travel Limits:Europe and US.
Target Audience:Any
Target Audience - Other:Activists, Policy Analysts, US foreign Policy specialists, Politicians
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Majid Rafizadeh is author, scholar, Middle East expert, political analyst and human rights activist. He is ambassador to the National Iranian-American Council. Rafizadeh is editor, writes columns for Harvard International Review, and he is guest editor for Voice of America (Middle East Voices project). As Fulbright Teaching scholar, he taught in the religious studies department at University of California, Santa Barbara. Rafizadeh has also previously taught at several universities including Damascus University, University of California, Santa Barbara, and Islamic Azad University. As a project manager, Rafizadeh was formerly employed by the International Committee for Red Cross with regards to Afghanistan and Darfur, Sudan. Rafizadeh is a member of the advisory board of Commission on Syrian Refugees.

Rafizadeh is a regular commentator and political analyst on various news outlets including CNN, BBC, Foxnews, Aljazeera, France 24 English, RT (formerly Russia Today), ETV, ENEWS, Sky News, NTN International News, Voice of America (VOA), and public radios over topics related to U.S foreign policy, democratization, human rights, the Middle East, Iran and Syria.

His works have appeared on CNN, Fareed Zakaria GPS, Foxnews, Aljazeera, Huffington Post, The Nation, Jerusalem Post, Harvard International Review, Yale Journal of International Affairs, The Economic Times, Independent, George Washington Journal of International Affairs Review, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Haaretz, USA Today, Foreign Policy Association, Jadaliyya, and Alarabiya, to name a few. His interviews and works have been translated to several languages including French, Spanish, and Russian.

Majid Rafizadeh is a frequent guest analyst on international and U.S. news shows. He also speaks at panel discussions, universities, and interfaith gathering on human rights, democratization and reforms. Rafizadeh has been critical of the Iranian and Syrian government’s crackdown on massive protests ongoing.

He has conducted research at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and has participated in National Council on US-Arab Relations' program.

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