Mohammad Javad Zarif

ردیفYear of studyUniversityMajor
1.1988 Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver Ph.D. International Studies
2.1984 Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver M.A. International Studies
3.1982 San Francisco State University M.A. International Relations
4.1981 San Francisco State University B.A. International Relations
5.1989Visiting Professor, School of International Relations. Tehran
International responsibilities
ردیفYearpositionService location
1.2007-2009Chairman, Cultural Commission, UNESCO General Conference 
2.2006-2007 Member, Group of Eminent Legal Experts to Revise the Charter of the Organization of the Islamic Conference 
3.2003-2005 Vice-President, United Nations General Assembly 
4.2001 Chairman, Asian Preparatory Meeting of the World Conference on Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance 
5.2000 - 2002Member, UN Group of Eminent Persons on Dialogue among Civilizations 
6.2000 Chairman, United Nations Disarmament Commission 
7.2000 - 2002Chairman, OIC High-Level Expert Committee on Dialogue among Civilizations 
8.1998 Chairman of Political Committee, 12th Non-Aligned Summit, Durban  
9.1998 Chairman, High-Level Governmental Expert Committee on Confidence Building 
10.1997 - 2000 Member, Eminent Persons Advisory Group on Reform of Global Governance 
11.1997 - 2000Member, Eminent Persons Advisory Group on Reform of Global Governance 
12.1997 Spokesman, Chairman of Senior Officials, and Chairman of Political Committee, Eighth Islamic Summit Conference, TehranTehran
13.1997-1998President, Asian African Legal Consultative Committee, New DelhiNew Delhi
14.1992-1993Chairman, Sixth (Legal) Committee of the 47th United Nations General Assembly 
Teaching Experience
ردیفYearpositionTeaching place
1.1997- 2009 Visiting Professor of International Law, University of Tehran.University of Tehran
2.1989Visiting Professor, School of International Relations, Tehran.Tehran
1.Transition in International Relations of Post-Western World, Tehran: Center for International Research and Education, 2016. (Persian Textbook)
2.Multilateral Diplomacy: Conceptual and Functional Dynamism of Regional and International Organizations, Tehran: Center for International Research and Education, 2012. (Persian Textbook)
3.Multilateral Diplomacy: Conceptual and Functional Dynamism of Regional and International Organizations, Tehran: Center for International Research and Education, 2012. (Persian Textbook)
4.Multilateral Diplomacy in Theory and Practice (3 Volumes), Tehran: School of International Relations, 2008, (Persian Textbook).
5.New Trends in International Relations, Tehran: Institute for Political and International Studies, 2005 (Persian Textbook).
6.Crossing the Divide: Dialogue among Civilization, (South Orange, NJ, USA: Seton Hall University, 2001)
7.Self-Defense in International Law and Policy, (University of Denver, 1988.)
1.“Beautiful Military Equipment Can’t Buy Middle East Peace” New York Times, May 26, 2017.
2.“Ready to Gift Peace to the Region” Al-Arabi Al Jadid, May 20, 2017 (Arabic)
3. “How to Handle the Enabling Conditions for Extremism and Terrorism” Iranian Review of Foreign Affairs, Vol 7 No. 1, Winter and Spring 2016. Also Translated in Arabic in Al-Ra’y, April 23, 2017.
4.“Let Us Rid the World of Wahhabism” New York Times, September 13, 2016.
5.“Why Iran is Building-Up Its Defenses” Washington Post, April 21, 2016.
6.“Riyadh’s Reckless Extremism” New York Times, January 11, 2016.
7.“Peace in Syria is Vital. And It’s Within Our Grasp” The Guardian, 18 December 2015.
8.“Neighbor Before Home: An Ethical Advice or a Strategic Necessity” Al-Ra’y, August 13, 2015. (Arabic)
9.“Iran Has Signed a Historic Nuclear Deal. Now It’s Israel’s Turn” The Guardian, 31 July 2015.
10.“The Imperative of a Comprehensive Strategy to Fight Violent Extremism” Harvard International Review, June 18, 2015
11.“A Message from Iran” New York Time, April 20, 2015.
12.“Occidentaux, ne manquez pas l'occasion de négocier !” Le Monde, 01.07.2014.
13.“We Can Make a Deal” Washington Post, June 15, 2014.
14.“What Iran Really Wants” Foreign Affairs, May-June 2014.
15.“Iran Keeps Its Word – The West Should Do the Same” Financial Times, March 18, 2014.
16.“Our Neighbors are our Priority” Al-Shargh Al-Awsat, November 21, 2013.
17.“Tackling the Iran-US Crisis: Need for a Paradigm Shift” Journal of International Affairs, Columbia University, Summer 2007.
18."How Not to Inflame Iraq," New York Times, February 8, 2007. Reprinted in International Herald Tribune.
19.“A Stronger Prescription for Security: Dialogue,” Global Agenda, (New York: United Nations Association of USA, 2005).
20.“A Neighbor’s Vision of New Iraq,” New York Times, May 10, 2003. Reprinted in International Herald Tribune, and several newspapers in the Persian Gulf region.
21.“Missile Proliferation and Missile Defense” A disarmament Agenda for the Twenty-First Century, (New York: United Nations, 2002).
22.“Reflections on Terrorism, Dialogue and Global Ethics,” Seton Hall Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, Winter 2002.
23.“Preserving the Best of All Civilizations,” South Letter, Volume 3&4, 2001.
24.“Article XI: Hopes and Challenges” OPCW Synthesis, Spring 2001.
25.“Preface” Reimagining the Future, Towards Democratic Governance, (Bundoora, Australia: La Trobe University, 2000)
26.“Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iran’s Security Paradigm,” Iranian Journal of International Affairs, Volume XI, No. 4, Winter 1999-2000.
27.“Islam and Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” Enriching the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, (Geneva: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, 1999)
28.“The Need for Reform in the Organization of the Islamic Conference”, The Journal of Foreign Policy, (Persian), Volume XI, No.3, Fall 1997.
29.“Extra-Territorial Sanctions in International Law”, Report of the Seminar on the Extra-Territorial Application of National Legislation, (New Delhi: The Secretariat of AALCC, 1998.)
30.“Continuity and Change in Iran’s Post-Election Foreign Policy”, Foreign Policy Forum, Volumes III and IV, 1998.
31.“U.S. Unilateral Sanctions Against Iran,” Iranian Journal of International Affairs, Volume IX, No. 1, 1997.
32.“Unilateral US Sanctions Against Iran” The Journal of Foreign Policy (Persian), Vol. XI, No. 1, 1997
33.“The Principles of International Law: Theoretical and Practical Aspects of their Promotion and Implementation,” International Law as a Language for International Relations, (The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 1996.)
34."Impermissibility of the Use or Threat of Use of Nuclear Weapons," Iranian Journal of International Affairs, Volume VIII, No. 1, 1996.
35."Security Considerations in the Middle East, An Iranian Approach" Arms and Technology Transfers: Security and Economic Considerations Among Importing and Exporting States, (Geneva: UNIDIR, 1995.)
36."Legal Problems of the Arms Embargo against the Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina" Iranian Journal of International Affairs, Volume VII, No.2, 1995.
37."Anticipatory and Preventive Self-Defense in International Law" Iranian Journal of International Affairs, Volume I, No.1, 1989.
Major National Responsibilities
ردیفyearService locationposition
1.2013 Minister of Foreign Affairs
2.2011 TehranVice President, International Affairs, Islamic Azad University, Tehran
3.2002-2007 New YorkAmbassador, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York
4.1992- 2002TehranDeputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs, Tehran
5.1989-1992 New YorkAmbassador, Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York
6.1988-1989 TehranAdvisor to the Foreign Minister, Tehran
7.1982-1988 New York Advisor, later Counselor and Charge d'affaires, a.i., Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York

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