Majid Rafizadeh, an Iranian-Syrian, is author, scholar, Middle East expert, political analyst and human rights activist. Rafizadeh has previously taught at several universities including Damascus University, University of California, Santa Barbara, and Islamic Azad University, and Sheikh Bahaee University. Formerly, Rafizadeh served as an ambassador. Rafizadeh is a member of the advisory board of Commission on Syrian Refugees. As a project manager, Rafizadeh was formerly employed by the International Committee for Red Cross with regards to Afghanistan and Darfur, Sudan. Rafizadeh is contributing editor, writes columns for Harvard International Review, and he is guest editor for Voice of America. (Middle East Voices project). He came to the United States on Fulbright Teaching Scholarship where he taught in the religious studies department at University of California Santa Barbara.
Rafizadeh is a regular commentator and political analyst on various news outlets including CNN, BBC, Foxnews, Aljazeera, France 24 English, RT (formerly Russia Today), ETV, ENEWS, Sky News, NTN International News, Voice of America (VOA), and public radios over topics related to U.S foreign policy, democratization, human rights, the Middle East, Iran and Syria.
His works have appeared on CNN, Fareed Zakaria GPS, Foxnews, Aljazeera, Huffington Post, The Nation, Jerusalem Post, The Economic Times, USA Today, Harvard International Review, Yale Journal of International Affairs, Independent, George Washington Journal of International Affairs Review, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Haaretz, Foreign Policy Association, Jadaliyya, and Alarabiya, to name a few. His interviews and works have been translated to several languages including French, Spanish, Arabic, Persian and Russian.