Colin MacKinnon

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About the Author

Colin MacKinnon was chief editor of Middle East Executive Reports. While living in Iran, he taught at Tehran University and the University of Jondi Shapur in Ahwaz.  In the mid-1970's, he was director of the American Institute of Iranian Studies in Tehran. He has a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages from UCLA and a master of science in Journalism from Columbia University. He has taught Persian at Columbia University and at Georgetown. From 1995-1997, he was Iran Country Coordinator for Amnesty International USA. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland with his wife Diane.