Researcher, Editor, Founder of IRAN ALMANAC
In working independently as the researcher, editor and publisher of Iran Almanac for more than a decade in Tehran, he acquires the ability to decipher complex political and socio-economic trends in the country and the wider Middle East, conveying large volumes of information in a user-friendly manner. This experience has been invaluable, teaching attentiveness to detail, resourcefulness in the face of a difficult environment and sensitivity to the customers’ needs—skills that are serving him well as a consultant.
Since his arrival in the United States, he has continued to work in Iranian and Middle Eastern studies as an editor and journalist. However, he has also delved into issues related to refugee resettlement and immigration. His own experience of resettlement with relative ease is the exception. As Virginia’s delegate to the Washington, DC-based Refugee Congress (sponsored by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees — http://www.unhcrwashington.org/refugee-congress/delegates/behnam), he has witnessed the difficulties other newcomers confront—cultural differences, linguistic barriers as well as unfamiliarity with the American political system. His linguistic skills as a fluent speaker of English and Persian has enabled him to offer translation and simultaneous interpretation services to applicants for political asylum. In this role, he has strengthened other core competencies—listening strategically, consuming information efficiently and communicating effectively even in stressful situations.
Editor of Iran Almanac and The book of facts, of the years of 2003 & 2007 – 2008.
Editor and translator of the books, Iran Who’s Who 2000, 2003, 2006 & 2008.
Translator and one of the contributors in The Echo of Iran Monthly published Political Bulletin, published in Iran and U.K.
Editor and publisher of Iran Almanac monthly published political bulletin on Iran.
Researcher, Editor & Freelance Reporter for Farsi/English language TV channels. – Research, Write, Edit, Translate and Report news related to Iran, Washington D.C & Virginia.
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