Roxane Farmanfarmaian is a non-resident fellow at the Quincy Institute and the director of International Studies and Global Politics at the University of Cambridge Institute for Continuing Education. She lectures on the modern Middle East at the Cambridge Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) and is a founder of the department’s Centre for the International Relations of the Middle East and North Africa (CIRMENA). She is a senior research fellow at King’s College London and  a senior associate fellow of the European Leadership Network, where she collaborates with senior public figures on nuclear threat containment. Her work focuses on the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal, Gulf security, oil politics, and regional communication strategies.  Dr. Farmanfarmaian is a frequent guest lecturer at universities in the U.K. and abroad. She has worked with government and commercial organizations, including  the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.K. parliament, and has written articles for Responsible Statecraft, The Hill, and Foreign Policy. She co-authored (with Manucher Farmanfarmaian) Blood and Oil: A Prince’s Memoir of Iran From the Shah to the Ayatollah (Random House 1997), and edited Media and Politics in the Southern Mediterranean (Routledge 2021). She received her Ph.D. and M.Phil from the University of Cambridge and her B.A. from Princeton University. Dr. Farmanfarmaian lives in London.