Born in Iran and educated in the United States, Ahmad Ghoreishi has written extensive papers on U.S.-Iran relations and political and strategic developments in the Middle East. From 1966 to 1978, he was a professor of political science at the National University of Iran in Tehran. He also served as dean of the Law School, dean of the School of Political Science and Economics and chancellor of the university. Ghoreishi served on the boards of directors of several Irani companies, was an advisor to the Irani Foreign Minister and a delegate to the United Nations. He received the Taj Medal for outstanding services to Iran and the Homayoun Medal for outstanding services to education in Tehran.
Ghoreishi received a BA in international relations from the University of Colorado, followed by an MA in political science from the University of California at Berkeley and a PhD in political science from the University of Colorado. He has been a visiting professor at St. Mary’s College, the Naval Postgraduate School and the University of Colorado, where he was voted Outstanding Professor of the Year in 1965.
During the past two years Ghoreishi has been the recipient of three U.S. Navy grants. He is currently an adjunct professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.