Dr. Kamal Azari
Founder and President

Scholar and entrepreneur Dr. Kamal Y. Azari was born in Shiraz, Iran. He completed his undergraduate work in Mathematics and Political Science later graduated from Brooklyn Polytechnics with MS in Engineering in 1977. He received his PhD. From Fordham university in comparative politics. He is one of the founding members of the Iranian Studies Association at the University of California, Berkeley and a founding member and former president of the Alliance for Democracy in Iran. He took part in numerous development projects while studying and lectured on political and state developments in the Middle East for more than twenty years. He lives in Sonoma County, California as a vineyard farmer.

He is responsible for devising the FCGE’s strategy and implementing its core mission.