Mahdi Ganjavi has a PhD from the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, University of Toronto. His research focuses on the Franklin Book Programs, the cultural Cold War, post-World War II transnational history of education, book, print, translation and the politics of archive, and historiography in the contemporary Middle East. He is currently working on his book “Education and the Cultural Cold War in the Middle East: The Franklin Book Programs in Iran” (forthcoming with I.B. Tauris). Dr. Ganjavi’s scholarly writings have appeared in the International Journal of Lifelong Education, Encyclopedia Iranica, Iranian Studies, Review of the Middle East Studies and the Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education.