Farzeen Nasri


Farzeen Nasri, Professor and research scholar in International Political Economy.

Dr. Nasri is an accomplished scholar of economics, politics, and global and international studies. For over 35 years he has taught courses in Global Studies, International Political Economy, International Relations, Comparative Politics, Business Economics, Government and the Economy, Principles of Economics, American and California Government and Politics, International Law, and the Middle East. His teaching career has taken him to The New School for Social Research, New York Institute of Technology, University of California at Santa Barbara, Westmont College, Southern California Institute of Law, Golden Gate University and Ventura College. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in International Economics from Tehran University, as well as a Master’s degree in International Relations and Ph.D. in Political Science from New York University and The New School for Social Research, respectively. He served as a research fellow at The Institute for International Political and Economic Studies in Tehran, Iran, directed a major research project on the Persian Gulf in Paris, France, and has taught face-to-face and online courses for the past 27 years. At Ventura College, he founded and directed its Global and International Studies Program. He has served as an advisor to the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation since the early 1980s, where he also served as the chair of its Curriculum Committee and co-chair of its Education Committee. He is a founding member of Citizens for Global Solutions, and a senior consultant at Global Resources Network and Consortia of Educational Excellence International. Among others, he also served as vice president of finance at KMF Investment and Development Company in Santa Barbara, California. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s Peace Ambassador Award, Southern California Institute of Law’s Special Recognition for Teaching Excellence, Citizens for Peaceful Resolution’s Earth Charter Award and two Ventura College Academic Senate Awards.

Dr. Nasri is the author of The European Community and the Third World. He has also written several booklets, articles, review articles and book reviews in major journals including the American Political Science Review, World Politics, the Journal of Common Market Studies, the International Journal of Middle East Studies, The Middle East Journal, and Perspective. He has made numerous presentations, among others at Oxford University, the Cincinnati Council on World Affairs and the Aspen Institute. His most recent research includes a paper co-authored with Bruce Buena de Mequita (NYU) and Rose McDermott (Brown) entitled, “Iran’s Nuclear Program: A Prospective Simulation” and “The Need for further Policy Coordination and Democratization of Major International Economic Institutions.” His current research is on global economic governance.