Guest Speaker: H.E. Dr. Mostafa Zahrani
General Director of IPIS (Institute for Political and International Studies)
During his visit in Italy, H.E. Dr. Zahrani will be hosted by Ce.S.I on the 16th of April in a closed-door meeting focused on developments in Middle East and Iran’s Foreign Policy.
Thursday, 16th April 2015
09.00 – 11:00
Via Nomentana 251, Rome
His Excellency Mostafa Zahrani
Mostafa Zahrani was born in 1954, in Isfahan (Iran). He received his P.h.D. in international relations from university of Tehran in 2002. His master in international relations was from University of Tarbiat Modarres in Tehran in 1993. Long before that, he finished his BA in Texas University in 1979 in computer science Dr. Zahrani became a member of Islamic Republic Foreign Ministry in 1981. His was first posted in Vienna from 1982 to 1984. He then moved to work under the political deputy of then prime minister Mousavi from 1985 to 1990. There he became part of negotiating team for UN resolution 598 to end the eight year imposed Iran-Iraq war of. From 1999 to 2004 he was posted in to the Iran mission in New York. He became Director- General of the Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS), from 2004-2006 under president Khatami. Dr. Zahrani has been faculty member in School of International Relations in Tehran since 1992. His publications are mainly on Iran-US Relations. He has many articles concerning economic sanction. His latest book is on the subject of critical studies of US foreign policy which is a text book for the students of American studies. He began his tenure as D-G of IPIS as the second time in October 2014