Bio of Dr.
Dr. Assad Homayoun is a former Iranian diplomat presently residing
in the United States. He has served in South Asia and the United
States. Dr. Homayoun was in charge of political affairs of the
Iranian Embassy in Washington, D.C. for twelve years. His last
position prior to the Iranian Revolution was Minister.
Dr. Homayoun completed his graduate studies at George Washington
University, where he earned a Ph.D. in international relations.
He has written numerous articles on International Relations and
Middle-Eastern affairs in Defense and Foreign Affairs, Strategic
Policy, Global Affairs, Global Alert, The Washington Times, The
Washington Post, and New York Times and World Tribune.
Dr. Homayoun has participated in many high level diplomatic
negotiations in the United States, Europe and the Middle East
during his diplomatic service, and liaised with United States
Government institutions, Congress and the Whitehouse. He has
presented speeches at many conferences and gatherings in the
United States, Europe and the Far East.
Following the Iranian Revolution, Dr. Homayoun was a
professorial lecturer at George Washington University for six
years, and a consultant to the BDM Corporations for three years.
Bore the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, with sponsorship of the
International Security Council, Dr. Homayoun coordinated and
published a statement in The Washington Times signed by one
hundred retired United States Generals and Admirals assessing
the geopolitical situation in the Persian Gulf. In that
statement, the United States Government was alerted to the
over-militarization of Saddam Hussein and the danger of the
continuation of the clergy regime in Iran.
Dr. Homayoun possesses knowledge, experience and extensive
contacts both domestically and internationally concerning
Iranian affairs. For the past fifteen years, he has provided
advice and counsel to many Iranian opposition groups in exile.
He was behind the Azadegan organization of the late General Dr.
Bahram Aryana, who mounted a campaign to topple the clergy rule
in Iran, but died in exile.
Since 1995, Dr. Homayoun has increased his political activities
by sending political, social and cultural messages to the masses
of Iran. He is the President of the Azadegan Foundation, which
is a movement for the freedom and liberation of the Iranian
people. He was the Editor of Focus on Iran. From September 1994
to March 1998 he published a monthly paper, Focus On Iran, in
English which twice U.S. congressional records acknowledged its
importance as the most balanced publication on Iran. Dr.
Homayoun is also a Senior Fellow of the International Strategic
Studies Association and on advisory board of WorldTribune.com
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