New Brunswick (New Jersey): An Iranian-American who has lived in the United States for 40 years wants to be the next president of Iran.
Hooshang Amirahmadi has been a professor at Rutgers University for nearly 30 years.
Amirahmadi declared his intentions last year and is hopscotching the globe to raise money.
The campaign is a long shot, because the liberal professor must win the approval of the country`s religious leaders to land on the ballot.
Amirahmadi is president of the nonprofit American Iranian Council. He has spent years working on US-Iranian relations.
He thinks most issues between the West and Iran including nuclear enrichment can be solved through diplomacy and restoration of trust.