Dr. Reza Fakhari is currently Vice President for Continuing Education, Workforce Development, and Strategic Community Partnerships as well as Professor of International Politics at Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York, Brooklyn. Prior to that, for 11 years, he served as Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Associate Provost at Kingsborough. He has also been a professor of Politics at Fordham University since 1985.
Dr. Fakhari has been elected to the Board of Directors of Amnesty International USA twice and elected by the Board as its vice chair in 2014, 2015 and 2016. He is also on the Advisory Council of the Aspen Institute Wye Seminars, on the Board of Directors of Global Citizenship Alliance as Secretary, on the Steering Committee of The Democracy Commitment, on the International Advisory Board of GlobalMinded, and on the Editorial Advisory Board of AAC&U’s Liberal Education. He frequently speaks and writes about the imperative of global, intercultural, and interreligious understanding and engagement in our rapidly globalizing and highly interdependent world.