Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations
Born January 16, 1955
Diplomat by vocation, Sociologist by education,
1981-1989 Dean of the School for International Relations (affiliated to Foreign Ministry),
1989-1995 Ambassador and Deputy of the Permanent Mission of I.R of Iran, U.N, New York
1995-1997 Dean of the School for International Relations,
1995-2014 Board member of the Encyclopedia of the World of Islam,
1997-1999 Deputy Foreign Minister for Research and Training,
1999-2002 Ambassador to Australia,
2002-2005 Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs,
2005- 2014. Assistant Secretary General of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly,
2007- 2014 Senior Editor of the Encyclopedia of Contemporary Islam ,
2010- 2014 Member of Policy Making Council of “Iran Diplomacy”.
In recent years, he has extensively worked on current developments of contemporary political Islam and its implication for western societies. He has also contributed to various forums and seminars on how to promote dialogue and moderation among nations and how to contain extremism and sectarian violence. As a sociologist he studied at Tehran University and New School for Social Research, New York, U.S.A. He has published several articles and book on political and cultural affairs.