Farideh Farhi is an adviser to the National Iranian American Council and an independent scholar and affiliate graduate faculty at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. An expert analyst on Iranian affairs, she has appeared on ABC's This Week and PBS' Charlie Rose, and is frequently sought for comment by news outlets including NPR, The Christian Science Monitor and The National in the United Arab Emirates.
Farhi has taught comparative politics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, University of Hawaii, University of Tehran and Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran. Her publications include States and Urban-Based Revolutions in Iran and Nicaragua and numerous articles and book chapters on comparative analyses of revolutions and Iranian politics.
A recipient of grants from the United States Institute of Peace and the Rockefeller Foundation, Farhi was most recently a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She has also worked as a consultant for the World Bank and the International Crisis Group.