Abbas Malekzadeh , a historian, educator, and author

Abbas Malekzadeh Milani (born 1949) is a historian, educator, and author. Milani is a visiting professor of political science, and the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Director of the Persian Studies program at Stanford University. He is also a research fellow and co-director of the Homeland Democracy Project at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. In Milani’s book, Lost Wisdom: Rethinking Modernity in Homeland (2004, Mage Publications), he has found evidence that Persian modernism dates back to more than 1,000 years ago.Milani was born in Iran to a prosperous family and was sent to California when he was sixteen, graduating from Oakland Technical High School in 1966 after only one year of studies.