Bijan Ahmadi is the executive director and founding member of the Institute for Peace & Diplomacy (IPD), a non-partisan international affairs think tank operating in Canada and the United States.
As a foreign policy expert, Bijan writes his analyses and participates in expert roundtables on U.S. foreign policy towards the Middle East, US-Iran conflict and the Iranian nuclear program. His analyses on the Middle East and Iran have been published by The National Interest, The Hill Times, The Huffington Post, and the Atlantic Council.
Bijan has been interviewed and referenced by major American, Canadian, British and Iranian media outlets on U.S.-Iran relations, JCPOA, and Iranian foreign policy.
In 2017, he testified as an expert before the Canadian Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs regarding Canada’s policy towards the Middle East, Iran and the JCPOA.
Bijan received his MA in Global Diplomacy at the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) at SOAS, University of London. He also completed his Master of Applied Science at the University of Toronto.