Abbas Milani ’65

Abbas Milani, Class of 1965

Born in Iran, Abbas Milani moved to Oakland at age 16 and graduated from Oakland Tech a year later. He attended UC Berkeley and received a PhD in Political Science from the University of Hawaii. He then went back to Iran and became a professor in 1975, but after the Iranian revolution, he returned to the United States in 1986, and became a professor of history and political science – as well as department chair for 14 years – at Notre Dame de Namur University. He is currently Director of Iranian Studies at Stanford and one of the few politically independent scholars at the conservative think tank Hoover Institution.

Abbas was inducted into the charter class of Oakland Tech’s Hall of Honor in May of 2015.