was born in 1947 in Tehran, Iran to a family of
The father was a Professor of Persian and
Arabic literature who also owned and published a
newspaper in Kurdish.
The family tree goes back to seven
generations of highly educated governors,
administrators, writers, and poets.
most notable ancestor is believed to be
has been called by some historians as the
Napoleon of Persia
because of his military
He immigrated to the United States in 1980, three
days before the declaration of war on Iran by Iraq,
and has spent his life in the West as an active
member of the Persian-American community working
towards the preservation of Persian Culture.
the height of the Iranian democracy movement against
the Islamic Republic’s regime, Dr. Badiozamani
served as an advisor to the
CNN’s Iran Desk.
He also provided instant analysis and
commentary on CNN International and CNN Headline
He devotes much of his time at this point as an
providing analysis and advice on the
Iranian democracy movement as well as well as Expert
Witness testimony and consultation to various
Federal and State Courts and legal entities.
His multi-faceted expertise has been utilized by
various US government entities such as the
Department of Defense, Department of State as well
as non-governmental entities throughout the world
such as Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Germany, Afghanistan
He is also the CEO of East West
Consulting, LLC helping the people of the Middle
East obtain citizenship or permanent residency from
western countries through investment.
Further, he is the president of Badi
In 1983 he established Badi
Translation Agency to provide services in various
exotic languages through freelance interpreters.
In addition, he utilized his linguistics
expertise in Persian, Dari, Tajiki and Kurdish
languages in cooperation with Language Line Service
(formerly AT&T Language Line Service) providing
telephonic interpretation worldwide for over ten
In relation to translation/interpretation
activities, in 2009 he translated
remarks on a New
Strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan
language for the White House. In 2008, he had
translated the President Bush’s State of the
Union Address into Farsi language to be placed
on the White House website.
2007, he provided
simultaneous interpretation for president of
Columbia University addressing Mr.
of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
He also translated documents for the
Hague Tribunal (The International Court of Justice) as well as the
National Defense University.
He is also the founder
and Executive Director of the Center for East-West
Understanding, a non-profit organization established
to prevent ‘Clash of Civilizations’ between the
Eastern and Western cultures by working to develop a
greater understanding of their respective
Prior to immigrating to the United States in 1980,
served as Management Analyst at the Oils Service
Company (OSCO) of Iran, a consortium of oil firms
including Exxon, Mobil and Shell.
He has written about Iran for 30 years. He is the
author of Iran & America: Rekindling A Love
Other book projects that he has been working on
Democracy Seekers of Iran: A Young Generation Rises
Against An Archaeic Theocracy
My Wives: A Report on Temporary Marriage in Shi’i
Sex, the Islamic Way
has also penned a screenplay entitled Escape
Some of his past activities in relation to
journalism and writing include:
English Section, Hamsayegan: a bilingual,
Editorial Board member,
an English publication
Touca Magazine, a UNICEF recognized bilingual
Writer/Advisor, Negah Magazine published in
a bilingual publication distributed nationwide
Christina, a 675-page novel
publication of the International Judea Foundation
to numerous publications
He is the first Iranian-American in history to run
for Governor in California.
Also active in local politics, he was appointed by
the Governor to the State of California’s Joint
Venture Advisory Board and served on the City of
San Diego’s Small Business Advisory Board for
Appointed by the Mayor, he also served as the
vice-chair of the International Affairs Board
of the City of San Diego and was Chairman of the
Cultural and Economic Interchange Committee.
Most recently, he was invited to serve on the
County of San Diego District Attorney’s Advisory
Throughout the last three decades he has also had
on NBC, MSNBC, Fox,
ABC, Voice of America, BBC, Radio South Africa and
various television channels broadcasting to Iran.
He has also been interviewed/mentioned in The
Washington Post, USA Today, Newsweek, the Los the
Angeles Times as well as the German publication, Die
Badiozamani holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and
Modern Languages, a Master’s Degree in Public
Administration and a Ph.D. in Political Science.
He is a
member of PEN USA and American Translators