Talking to Dr. Hooshang Amirahmadi

University of Dallas and Cornell University graduate (and current Rutgers University professor), Dr. Hooshang Amirahmadi, says on reddit: I am running for President of Iran. My name is Dr. Hooshang Amirahmadi, ask me anything!

His plan for the future:

I am for the election approach and believe that the best electoral system for Iran is one of proportional representation as it can make true and effective coalition governments possible. To demonstrate my dedication to this road for change, I am standing as a candidate in the 2013 (1392) Presidential elections. I have prepared a comprehensive Campaign Plan which is posted on my website at As explained in the Plan, Iran is a complex country and the road ahead, both domestically and in terms of its relations with the outside world, remains challenging. I have detailed in the Plan why Iranians must take the election route as the most viable option for change, why I am the most suitable candidate, what I would do if elected, and what impact my campaign would have on Iran even if I am disapproved by the Guardian Council. I have also outlined the many obstacles that inevitably lie ahead and I have suggested how these might be mitigated. The simple fact is, Iran needs to change, the Iranian people are craving for change, and it is possible to bring about constructive change to Iran if Iranians are able to manage it in the right way.

Interesting and compelling. But the challenge is not in convincing us. But them.