Vali Nasr is Professor of International Politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University, an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is the author of several books on Islamic and Middle Eastern affairs, most recently, the New York Times bestseller, The Shia Revival, and Democracy in Iran; as well as numerous other books and articles in academic journals and encyclopedias. His works have been translated into several languages. He has advised senior policy makers and members of the Congress as well as leading European statesmen, and served as senior advisor to leading presidential campaigns. He has written for The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, The New Republic, TIME, Christian Science Monitor, Foreign Policy, Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post, and has provided frequent expert commentary to CNN, BBC, National Public Radio, Newshour with Jim Lehrer, Frontline, ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, and has been a guest on the Charlie Rose Show and Meet the Press, Larry King Live, the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report and Real Time with Bill Maher. He is a member of Board of Trustees of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund; and has been the recipient of grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation and the Social Science Research Council. He was a 2006 Carnegie Scholar.