Curriculum Vitae

Academic Experience

2016—current
Middle East Security and Nuclear Policy Specialist at the Program on Science and Global Security (SGS) at Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

2011—2016
Associate Research Scholar at SGS

09/2011—12/2011
Graduate level lecturer at SGS

09/2009—02/2011
Visiting Research Scholar at SGS

2006—2007
Director of the International Research Department of the Strategic Research Faculty at the Center for Strategic Research (CSR)

2006—2007
Doctoral Lecturer at the Sciences and Research Center of the Islamic Azad University

2004—2005
Doctoral Lecturer at the Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies at the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology

Education Background

2007—2008
Postdoctoral studies at Durham University, United Kingdom

1998—2002
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in International Relations, University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom

1997—1998
Master in International Relations, University of Tehran, Iran

1976—1981
Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Sacramento State University of California, United States and Science and Technology University of Tehran, Iran

Career History

2008—2009
Advisor to the President of Center for Strategic Research (CSR) at the Expediency Council of Iran

2005—2008
Vice President of CRS on International Affairs

  • Strategic policy advice through policy papers, seminars, roundtables and publishing books on major international issues for the Expediency Council of Iran.

2005—2007
Foreign Policy Advisor to the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran (SNSC)

  • Provided recommendations and advice on key foreign policy issues

2003—2005
Spokesman for the Iranian nuclear negotiation team, affiliated to the SNSC and member of nuclear negotiation team with international community

  • Negotiating with EU, IAEA and international community to resolve the Iranian nuclear crisis and spokesperson for Iran’s nuclear policy.

1997—2005
Head of the Foreign Relations Committee at the SNSC

  • Dealing with all major foreign policy issues of Iran and preparing proposals for the Supreme National Security Council of Iran. Areas of focus include: Iraq, Afghanistan, nuclear energy, nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Additional Protocol, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), Chemical Weapon Conventions, Human Rights, United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution, energy security, peace process in Middle East, regional relations, terrorism, humanitarian affairs, relations with the US and the West.

1990—1997
Iranian Ambassador to Germany

1987—1990
Director General of West Europe at the Foreign Ministry of Iran

  • Focus on bilateral relations with EU in economic, cultural, political and security affairs. Specific deliberations on regional and international issues between Iran and the EU such as terrorism, Human Rights, WMD and Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

1986—1987
Head of Northern Europe Department at the Foreign Ministry of Iran

  • The same as above for relation with Northern Europe.

1983—1986
Chairman of the Administration Organization of Iranian Parliament

  • Managing all administrative and financial affairs of Iran’s Parliament with 270 MPs and about 500 employees.

1981—1983
Vice President of the Islamic Propagation Organization in Tehran, Iran

  • Responsible for planning, budget and organization affairs

1980—1990
Editor in Chief of Tehran Times Daily in Tehran, Iran

 Books

  • “US-Iran Relations: Developing a Basis for Resolving Iran-US Bilateral Disputes and for a Diplomatic Rapprochement,” published by Bloomsbury in 2014.
  • “Iranian Nuclear Crisis, A Memoir,” published by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in 2012.
  • “Challenges of Iran-West Relations,” published by Routledge Press in 2008.
  • “Additional Protocol and Islamic Republic’s Strategy,” published by the Center for Strategic Research (CSR) in 2008.
  • “Human Rights: Trends and Viewpoints,” published by CSR in March 2008.
  • “Iran-Germany Relations (1990-1997),” published by the Center for Strategic Research in 2006.
  • “Islamic Thinkers of Germany,” published by the Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) in 1995.
  • “Imam Khomeini: His Life and Leadership,” Saffron Publications in 1990.

Recent Publications

  • “Assessing U.S.-Iran Nuclear Engagement”, with Sina Toossi, The Washington Quarterly, Fall 2017 issue (pgs. 65-95).
  • “EU–Iran Relations After Brexit,” Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Survival, Volume 58, 2016 – Issue 5, September 20, 2016 Pages 83-94.

Recent Lectures

  • “’Old Rivalries, New Dynamics’ Surrounding the Syria Crisis,” Turkish Heritage Organization, Washington, DC, December 7, 2017.
  • “Former Ambassadors Discuss U.S.-Iran Relations and the Nuclear Deal,” Hamilton College, November 30, 2017.
  • “USA-Islamic World: Facing the Game of Trump,” MEDays 2017, Morocco, November 11, 2017.
  • “Strategy Meeting on The Iran Nuclear Deal,” European Council on Foreign Relations, Paris, November 8, 2017.
  • “Nuclear Policy in a Time of Crisis,” Ploughshares Fund, Washington, DC, October 26, 2017.

 Recent Articles

  • “Behind the scene of Trump’s recognition of Quds as Israeli capital,” Hossein Mousavian, IRNA, December 9, 2017.
  • “Unprecedented Anti-Iran Tendencies Gain Momentum in White House,” Iran Front Page, December 1, 2017
  • “US, UAE, Saudi Arabia Forming Alliance against Iran,” Iran Front Page, December 2, 2017.
  • “The wrong way to address Iran’s missile program,” Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Al Monitor, November 21, 2017.
  • “Former diplomat warns about ‘Triple Alliance’ threat against Iran,” Seyed Hossein Mousavian, IRNA, November 8, 2017.

Recent Interviews

  • The Heat: Yemen Crisis,” CGTV America, December 5, 2017.
  •  “Inside The Real (And Really Secret) Middle East Peace Process,” The Huffington Post, December 8, 2017.
  • “Former Iranian Diplomat To Discuss Nuclear Deal At Hamilton College,” Brian Shields, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, November 29, 2017.
  • “Iran Sees Its Rivals Uniting as Israel Talks Up Saudi Ties,” Ladane Nasseri and Marc Champion, Bloomberg, November 23, 2017.
  • “Ex Iran Ambassador Dr. Hossein Mousavian: US Cancellation of Iran Nuclear Deal,” Going Global with David Delgado, October 30, 2017.