Payam Mohseni, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at Harvard University.

Part of the fall 2013 study group series on “Muslims and Democratic Politics: A Comparative and Inter-Disciplinary Inquiry” co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies at Harvard University.

This event will be held in the Cabot Room (105) at the Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.

About Payam Mohseni

Payam Mohseni is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at Harvard University and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs in the Kennedy School of Government. For the 2013-2014 academic year, he is on-leave as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Program in International Studies at Louisiana State University. His teaching and research focus on Middle Eastern and Iranian politics, authoritarianism and hybrid regimes, and the political economy of development.  Prior to joining the Department of Government, Mohseni was a Junior Research Fellow at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University and a member of the Iran Study Group at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington D.C.  He holds a Ph.D. in Government from Georgetown University, and he obtained a B.A. in Development Studies from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.A. in Conflict, Security, and Development from the Department of War Studies at King’s College London.