Dr. Houman A. Sadri

Deputy Director

Dr. Houman A. Sadri is the deputy director of IPAC. He has taught  about  international  issues  at  academic  institutions  both  in  the  United  States  and  abroad.   Professor Sadri earned a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia (UVA) and a research fellowship at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. He is the author of 6 books (4 in print and 2 forthcoming). His books, Revolutionary States, Leaders, and Foreign RelationsTrends, Prospects, & Challenges of GlobalizationGlobal Security Watch: The Caucasus States , and Intercultural Communication: A New Approach to International Relations, have all received excellent book reviews.

Beyond his books, Dr. Sadri is also the author of forty-five scientific articles and ten book chapters. He is a frequent presenter at academic and professional meetings. Moreover, Dr. Sadri has served as a consultant for the U.S. State Department, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Energy, and other government agencies.

His geographic area of research is the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea, where he visits frequently. Dr. Sadri’s projects are funded by a variety of grants from the U.S. State Department, U.S. Fulbright Association, U.S. International Exchange Board (IREX), International Studies Association (ISA), American Political Science Association (APSA), Udmurt State University (Russia), UAE University (UAE), and Arab Research Center (Kuwait), to name a few. He is often interviewed by national and international media, from the ABC News Nightline program to Voice of America network, and from the BBC-Persian Program to Turkish TV.

Dr. Sadri teaches both undergraduate and graduate level courses, including American Foreign Policy, Middle East Politics, Caspian Sea Politics, International Relations, International Political Economy, and International Organizations. His teaching effectiveness, techniques, and style have earned him several teaching and training awards  from  the American Political Science Association, The National Political Science Honor Society (Pi Sigma Alpha), Udmurt State University (Russian), the Nile Foundation (Turkey), International Progress (Kuwait), and the Golden Key Honor Society, among others.

Dr. Sadri’s service activities include acting as the Associate Editor of the Journal of Iranian Research and Analysis (JIRA), a Middle East scientific journal. He also serves as the consultant to the Greater Orlando United Nations Association-USA Chapter (the local representative of the UN). He also serves on the Executive Board of the International Council of Central Florida (the local representative of the U.S. State Department). Last but not least, Dr. Sadri is strongly involved with community organizations and has served as a guest speaker for many community groups and organizations.