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Dr. Bahman Azad is an Iranian-American peace and justice activist living in the United States. He has been active in the peace and justice movement since his arrival in the United States in 1973, first as a student activist against the Shah's regime in Iran and then as a member of the Executive Board of the U.S. Peace Council. He joined the Veterans for Peace in the early 1990s and has been serving as Chair of VFP’s Iran Working Group. He is currently the Organizational Secretary of the U.S. Peace Council, Coordinator of the Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases and the Global Campaign Against US/NATO Military Bases, and the representative of the World Peace Council at the United Nations. He was the organizer of USPC’s Peace and Solidarity Delegation to Venezuela which traveled to Caracas in March 2019.
Bahman has a Master's degree in Economics and a Ph.D. in Sociology. He is a retired Professor and former Acting Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Rutgers University, New Jersey.