- BS in Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology,1985
- MS in Industrial Engineering and Management, Sharif University of Technology, 1991
- PhD in Strategic Management, High University of Strategic Sciences, 2003 Dissertation title: “Heuristic Decision-Making Model: Caspian Sea Legal Regime after Collapse of Soviet Union”

Educational Activities:
Associate Professor of Energy Policy, Graduate Energy Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology, Teaching courses including: Energy Policy, Energy Security, Energy Economics, Economics of Exhaustible Resources, and Future Studies & Energy, 2003-
Instructor at ECO Insurance College, Allameh Tabata’i University including: Energy in Central Asia and Caucasus; International Political Economy; Foundations of Economics, 2016-
Instructor; Energy in Russia, School of World Studies, University of Tehran, 2019-2021
Instructor; Energy Policy, School of Physics and Energy, Amirkabir University of Technology, 2019-
Instructor; Economics of Exhaustible Resources; College of Engineering, University of Tehran, 2016-17
Lecturer, Iran’s Foreign Policy, Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy, 2011
Instructor, Change Management, MBA Program, Sharif University of Technology, 2004-05
Instructor, Strategic Management; Graduate, Industrial Management Institute, 2005-06
Instructor, Scenario Planning, Graduate, Industrial Management Institute, 2005-2006
Lecturer, International Business, American University of Sharjah, 2001-02
Lecturer, Political Economy, Department of Economics, International Studies, and Public Administration, American University of Sharjah, 2001-02
Lecturer, Islamic Republic of Iran's Foreign Policy, Graduate, School of International Relations, Tehran, 2003-05
Lecturer, Foreign Policy Decision Making, Graduate, School of International Relations, 2003-06.
Lecturer, The Analysis of Iran’s Politico-social Development, PhD, Islamic Studies University, Qom, 2007-08
Lecturer, The International Environment: Iran’s Neighboring Countries, PhD Program, High University for Strategic Sciences, 2004-06
Lecturer, Change Management, Industrial Management Institute, 2004-05
Lecturer, Decision Making and Implementing, Rahbaran Petrochemical Company, 2005

Previous Employment:
Secretary, International Committee, Iranian Society of Engineering Education, 2016-22
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Strategic Studies of Public Policy, 2015-20
Senior Researcher on Energy Policy, Center for International Studies, MIT, 2011-12
Member of the Network of Global Agenda Councils, World Economic Forum, 2011-12
Chairman, Research Centre for Scientific, Technological, and Industrial Policy Making, Sharif University of Technology, 2008-16
Senior Research Associate, International Security Program/Energy Technology Innovation Policy Research Group, Belfer Centre for Science and International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2006-18
Member of Advisory Board, Journal of Central Asian and Caucasian Studies, 2006-15
Editor in Chief, Journal of Islamic Revolution Studies, Qom, Iran, 2005-07
General Manager, PetroPars Institute for Oil and Gas, Kish Island, 2005-06
Cultural Advisor to the Chancellor, Sharif University of Technology, 2004-10
Advisor to the General Manager of Petropars Company on Economics and Energy, 2004-06
Member of Editorial advisory Board, Iran & the Caucasus, BRILL, Leiden, Netherlands, 2003-07
Member of Editorial Board, Central Asia and The Caucasus Journal, Central Asia and the Caucasus Information and Analytical Centre, 2001-15
Member of Board of Directors, Islamic Culture Publishing Organization, 2001-07
Adjunct Professor, Department of Economics, International Studies, and Public Administration; American University of Sharjah, 2001-02
Director, International Relations Research Department, Centre for Strategic Research, 2000-06
Collaborator in the Task Force on the Caucasus in the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), 1999-2006
Advisor to the Head of Majmae Jahaani Ahlul Bayt, 1999-2002
President, International Institute for Caspian Studies, 1998-2018
Member of International Relations Committee in Iranian Studies Foundation, 1998-2003
Honorary Doctorate, Kazakhstan Academy of Sciences, Almaty, 1998
Member of Editorial Board, Raahbord (Strategy) Journal, Center for Strategic Research, 1997-2006
Advisor to Iran's Foreign Minister, 1997-2002
Advisor to the Chairman of Islamic Republic of Iran’s Broadcasting, 1997-2002
Advisor to Iranian Minister for Culture and Islamic Guidance, 1997-2000
Editor-in-Chief, Amu Darya: The Iranian journal of Central Asian Studies, 1995-97
Member of Board of Trusties, International Institute for Energy Studies (IIES), 1994-98
Advisor to the Director of the World Bank (in Middle East and North African Affairs), 1993-97
Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Central Asia and Caucasus; Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS), 1992-2016
Editor in Chief, Central Asia and the Caucasus Review, IPIS, 1991-2002
Honorary Member of the Payvand Association, Tajik Society of Cultural Relations, Dushanbe, 1991
Editor in Chief, The Iranian Journal of International Affairs, 1989-99
Deputy Foreign Minister for Research and Education, Iran's Foreign Ministry, 1989-97
Member of the Persian Language Development Council, Tehran, 1989-97
The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Plenipotentiary Ambassador, 1989-97
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Foreign Policy, 1987-97
General Manager, Islamic Culture Publishing Organization, 1986-2001
Director General, Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS), Foreign Ministry of Islamic Republic of Iran, 1985-89
Director, Department of Crude Oil Pricing, National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), 1982-85



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