Dr. Ali Fathollah-Nejad (PhD SOAS) is a political scientist based in Doha and Berlin, with a focus on Iran, West Asia and North Africa, the post-unipolar world order as well as right-wing populism in the West. Currently, he works as a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Doha Center and a part-time Associate Professor at Qatar University’s Gulf Studies Center. Also, he is an Associate with the Harvard Kennedy School’s Iran Project, an Affiliated Researcher with the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics at Freie Universität (FU) Berlin and a Research Associate at the Centre d’Études de la Coopération Internationale et du Développement (CECID) at Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). From mid-2015 till mid-2018, he was Associate Fellow with the Middle East and North Africa Program of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) – acting as the latter’s in-house Iran expert.
Ali holds a PhD in International Relations from the Department of Development Studies at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London), with a dissertation on Iran’s international relations in the 2000s in a changing world order. He has taught courses on globalization and development in West Asia and North Africa, contemporary Iran and the Arab Revolts among others at FU Berlin’s Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics, the University of Westminster and SOAS. His almost 150 analytical pieces in English, German and French have been translated into a dozen languages. A frequent speaker at political forums and academic conferences, he regularly contributes to international media outlets in English, German or French. Ali is fluent in German, French, English and Persian.
His forthcoming book is entitled Iran in an Emerging New World Order: From Ahmadinejad to Rouhani, New York: Palgrave Macmillan (Studies in Iranian Politics). ▪ Twitter ▪ Facebook ▪ Vimeo • Soundcloud
[en] Overview of publications in English, German and French – with translations into a dozen languages.
[de] Übersicht meiner Veröffentlichungen auf Deutsch, Englisch und Französisch – mit Übersetzungen in ein Dutzend weiterer Sprachen.
24–25 Oct. ~ BERLIN ~ Workshop »European Security in 2030«, strategic foresight / scenario process, Dahrendorf Forum (joint initiative of Hertie School of Governance, LSE & Stiftung Mercator) | Hertie School of Governance, Berlin.
12 Oct. ~ MILAN ~ Dialogue Workshop »The Role of Russia in the MENA Region: Strategy or Opportunity?« | org. ISPI (Institute for International Political Studies), EuroMeSCo (Euro-Mediterranean Research, Dialogue, Advocacy) project | ISPI, Milan.