Board of Directors

Ervand Abrahamian
Distinguished Professor of Iranian and Middle Eastern History and Politics, Department of History, Baruch College

Houtan Aghili
Senior Tech Staff, Manager, IBM

Abbas Amanat
Professor of History and International Studies, Department of History, Yale University

Nazenin Ansari - Vice Chair
Iranian Journalist, Managing Editor, Kayhan London (Persian-language Weekly Newspaper)

Sheila R. Canby
Patti Cadby Birch Curator in Charge of the Department of Islamic Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Massumeh Farhad
Chief Curator and Curator of Islamic Art, Freer and Sackler Galleries, The Smithsonian’s Museum of Asian Art

Associate Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University
Editor and translator of contemporary Iranian literature

Soody Nelson - Treasurer
Founder and Managing Partner, Arta Advisors LLC

Ardavan Nozari
Founder and Principal, Nozari Advisors LLC 

Kamran Parandian, Esq. - General Counsel
Founder and Principal at Parandian Law Firm

Chase F. Robinson
Director of Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Ramine Rouhani - Chair
Managing Partner, Pinehouse Capital LLC