International Forum for Democratic Studies Research Council Member

Ladan Boroumand

Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation

Ladan Boroumand is cofounder and research director of the Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation for the Promotion of Human Rights and Democracy in Iran, a nongovernmental organization that promotes human rights awareness through education and the dissemination of information as a necessary basis for the eventual establishment of a stable democracy in Iran. The Foundation is best known as the home of Omid, a website that details the human rights abuses committed by the Islamic Republic and memorializes its victims. Dr. Bouroumand is the author of articles on the French Revolution, the Islamic revolution in Iran, and the nature of Islamist terrorism. She is also the author of La Guerre des Principes (1999), an extensive study of the tensions throughout the French Revolution between human rights and the sovereignty of the nation.

Forum Events

“Iran’s Resilient Civil Society,” International Forum for Democratic Studies (Nov. 27, 2007)

Forum Publication

“Iran in Ferment: Civil Society’s Choice,” Journal of Democracy (Oct. 2009)

“Iran’s Resilient Civil Society: The Untold Story of the Fight for Human Rights,” Journal of Democracy (Oct. 2007)