Nazee Moinian

Born in Tehran Iran, Nazee and her family moved to the US at the onset of the Iranian Revolution. She graduated from Long Island University where she received a BS in Computer Science. She was also the recipient of Brandon David Homer Memorial award for Scholastic Excellence.

In 2001 Nazee became a UN envoy for various Jewish not-for-profit organizations. In that capacity she met with heads of state and diplomats and championed the causes of orphaned children and widows on both sides of the Arab/Israeli conflict. In the meantime she sharpened her focus and passion for diplomacy.

In 2003 Nazee entered SIPA, the graduate school of Columbia University to pursue a degree in International Affairs and graduated with high honors in the field of international security policy and terrorism. She worked at the Council on Foreign Relations as the consultant to Iranian affairs with Dr. Gary Samore who went on to lead the nuclear negotiating team in the Obama administration. Currently Nazee is pursuing a post-graduate degree in political science at Columbia University with a sub-degree on the Middle East and Iran/US relations. Her thesis will evaluate the role of civil society and especially women in the formation of Iran’s foreign policy.

Striving to bring all parties to the negotiating table Nazee has held informal track II talks with various Iranian, Israeli and American diplomats, hosts and moderates panels on Iran’s nuclear program, and serves as an adviser to various international news channels. In that capacity she has helped produce the documentary, the Iranian-Americans, by Emmy award-winning Andrew Goldberg which aired nationally on PBS in December 2012.

Nazee’s articles have appeared in Huffungton Post, The Daily Beast, Daily News, Tehran Times (in Farsi) and The Morningside Post (Columbia University.) She also sits on the board of Barnard College International Advisory Board and the Jewish Museum in Manhattan.

Nazee is fluent in Farsi, French and English and Arabic. Nazee and her husband Joseph live in NYC with their children Matthew, Mitchell, Mahtab, Michaela and Morgan.