Vali Nasr is dean of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and a senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution.
Nasr has previously been an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a senior fellow at the Belfer Center of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is a specialist on political and social developments in the Muslim world and is the author of "Forces of Fortune: The Rise of a New Middle Class and How it Will Change Our World," "The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam will Shape the Future" and "Democracy in Iran: History and the Quest for Liberty." He received his bachelor's and a master's in international economics and Middle East studies from Tufts, and his doctorate in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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