I am Assistant Professor of Diplomacy and World Affairs at Occidental College. My
research interests lie at the intersection of international relations, political theory,
and comparative politics with particular focus on topics in democratic legitimacy,
US-Iran relations, and diplomacy. I teach courses on democratic theory, diplomatic
history, and Middle East politics. 

Books

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Becoming Enemies: U.S.-Iran Relations and the Iran-Iraq War (with James G. Blight, janet M. Lang, Malcolm Byrne, and John Tirman) (2012)
 

Articles

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The Wages of Enmity in US-Iran Relations, International Politics Reviews (2014)
 

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Diplomatic Imaginations: Mediating Estrangement in World Society, Cambridge Review of International Affairs (2013)
 

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Politics and Democratic Consciousness in Modern Iran, Review of Middle East Studies (2011)
 

Forthcoming and Working Papers

Pariah Diplomacy, Forthcoming in SAGE Handbook of Diplomacy (2015)
 

Reflexive Diplomacy, Forthcoming book chapter in "Reflexivity in International Relations" (2015)
 

The Strategic Logic of US-Iran Enmity, Forthcoming journal article (2015)
 

Hidden Liberalism in Modern Iran, Conference paper (2014)
 

The Moral Basis of Diplomacy, Forthcoming journal article (2014)
 

Contributions to Books

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The Future of US-Iran Relations, US-Iran Misperceptions: A Dialogue (2014)
 

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Diplomacy and the Public Imagination, Sustainable Diplomacies (2010)
 

Reference Entries

Political Development of Iran, Oxford Bibliographies Online (2011)
 

Ottoman Collapse, World History Encyclopedia, ABC-CLIO (2010)
 

Popular Press

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The Myth of Iranian Hegemony, Policy Options (2014)
 

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Enmity or Amity with Iran?, Zocalo Public Square (2014)
 

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A Test of Wills, Los Angeles Times (2013)
 

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Why Iran Says No, Los Angeles Times (2013)
 

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Contain Israel, Compel Iran (with Nina Tannenwald), CNN (2012)
 

Public Talks and Roundtables

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Hidden Liberalism in Modern Iran: The Paradox of Political Struggle (2014)

A public lecture at the UCLA Center for Near East Studies and Program of Iranian...

 

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Kennedy School at Harvard Talk on the Strategic Logic of Enmity in US-Iran Relations (2013)

The Middle East Initiative at the Belfer Center, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

 

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World Affairs Countil of Oregon Talk on Iran (2013)

World Affairs Council of Oregon