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Kayvon Afshari is the creator, host and executive producer of The Mideast Show. He worked at the CBS News Foreign Desk for five years, where he coordinated coverage of Iran’s 2009 post-election demonstrations, the Arab Spring, the earthquake in Haiti, and many other stories of international significance.
He serves as the Director of Communications for the American Iranian Council, 501(c)(3) a think tank dedicated to improving US-Iran relations.
Kayvon also managed the 2013 campaign to elect Hooshang Amirahmadi as President of Iran. In this role, he directed the campaign’s event planning, publicity, online social media, web analytics, and delivered speeches.
He received his master’s degree in International Relations from New York University’s Department of Politics, and graduated with distinction from McGill University in 2007 with a double major in political science and Middle Eastern studies. In his free time, he enjoys studying improv comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade.
This site is a digital portfolio of all of Kayvon Afshari's academic, policy, and satirical work. Kayvon is the host and EP of The Mideast Show, a satirical newscast all about the Middle East. He also serves as the Director of Communications for the American Iranian Council, a think tank dedicated to improving US-Iran relations.