Past residents

The office of President was established as a result of an amendment to the Society’s constitution in 1996. In its first 30 years (1967-1997), the Society's highest officer was its "Executive Secretary," later called "Executive Director," who was elected by the Council along with Treasurer and Editor of Iranian Studies. 

  • Mehrzad Boroujerdi (2013-2014)
  • Houchang Esfandiar Chehabi (2011-2012)
  • Mohammad Tavakoli-Targhi (2009-2010)
  • Nasrin Rahimieh (2007-2008)
  • Janet Afary (2005-2006)
  • Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak (2004)
  • Shahrough Akhavi (2003)
  • Richard N. Frye (2002)
  • Ahmad Ashraf (2001)
  • William L. Hanaway (2000)
  • Farhad Kazemi (1999)
  • Ali Banuazizi (1998)
  • Ehsan Yarshater (1997)