Dr. Hussein Ahdieh was born in Nayríz, Iran, a sixth generation Bahá’í. In his teens he moved to the United States, where he earned a Master’s degree in European Intellectual History and a Doctorate in Education. He was instrumental in establishing and administering the world-renowned Harlem Preparatory School in New York City; and served as Director of the Higher Educational Program at Fordham University. He is the author of “Abdu'l-Bahá in New York”and "AWAKENING: A History of the Babí and Bahá'í Faiths in Nayriz” as well as numerous websites and articles. His latest work is producing a documentary and writing a book on Harlem Preparatory School.