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Alma Keshavarz

Adjunct Faculty
School of Public Policy


Alma Keshavarz is a Middle East policy expert, with a focus on Iran and Iraq, and currently part of the Hoover Institution's research staff. Keshavarz previously served on the Secretary of State's Policy Planning staff and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Politics and Strategy at Carnegie Mellon University. Her works appeared in Small Wars Journal, Foreign Military Studies Office, the Atlantic Council, and elsewhere.


  • PhD, Claremont University
  • MPP, Pepperdine University
  • BA, University of California, Davis


  • International Relations
  • US Foreign Policy
  • Political Strategy