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Middle East Online Summer School 2020

جمعه دهم مرداد ماه 1399

Middle East Online Summer School 2020


Changing Global Order and the Middle East at Crossroads
‘An Iranian Perspective’


We appreciate your interest in attending in our Online Summer Academy organized by the Iranian Political Science Association in cooperation with the Allameh Tabataba'i University.

سامر اسکول مدرسه تابستانه

Start of programme: 1-11 September 2020

Duration: 11 Days

Mode of Attendance: Part-time



  • During the Middle East Online Summer School, Participants will be provided with a broad understanding of the key political, security, economic, and societal developments, and decision-making process in Iran’s Middle East policy.
  • In the courses and seminars, participants will be taught by the distinguished academics and practitioners with long-standing experience in the Iran’s Foreign Policy.
  • The program targets both graduate students and young professionals from various backgrounds and nationalities.
  • Applicants should have a general interest in Iran studies, Foreign Policy Analysis and Middle East Affairs.
  • Lectures, presentations and examinations will be held in English.



Admission Criteria and Target Group

  • Special attention will be devoted to those applicants who can demonstrate their proficiency in English.  Previous studying experience abroad will also be taken into consideration.
  • We welcome applications with any professional or graduate students.
  • Advanced students and young professionals from various backgrounds and nationalities are invited to participate in the program.
  • Applicants should have a general interest in Iran studies, Foreign Policy Analysis and Middle East Affairs.


Scientific Committee and Lecturers:


1.  Mohammad Javad Zarif, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Seyyed Mohammad-Kazem Sajjadpour
2.  Seyyed Mohammad-Kazem Sajjadpour, Advisor to Minister in Strategic Affairs

Seyed Jalal Dehghani Firooz Abadi
3.  Seyed Jalal Dehghani Firooz Abadi, Allameh Tabataba'i University

4.  Naser Hadian, Tehran University

Davood Feirahi,
5.  Davood Feirahi, Tehran University

6.  Kiumarth Ashtarian, Tehran University
7.  Seyed Masoud Mousavi Shafaee, Tarbiat Modares Univeristy

Kayhan Barzegar
8.  Kayhan Barzegar, Director of the Institute for Middle East Strategic Studies (IMESS)
•  The Post-Corona Middle East and Iran’s Foreign Policy


9.  Mohsen Eslami, Tarbiat Modares Univeristy


10.  Mohsen Shariatinia, Shahid Beheshti University
•  Iran-China in Changing Global order


حسن احمدیان
11.  Hasan Ahmadian, Tehran University
•  Iran and the Arab World in Changing Middle East Geopolitics


خطیب زاده
12.  Saeed Khatibzadeh, Vice President for Research, Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS)


 حمیدرضا عزیزی
13.  Hamidreza Azizi, Alexander von Humboldt Fellow
•  Iran- Russia in changing Middle East Politics



14.  Aliakbar Asadi, 
•  Iraq’s Foreign Policy in the wake of Regional Powers Rivalry


ولی گل محمدی

15.  Vali Golmohammadi, Tarbiat Modares Univeristy
•  Regime Security and the Roots of Alliances in the Middle East

دکتر سعید شکوهی(دانشگاه علامه طباطبایی)

.Saeed Shokoohi(Allameh Tabataba'i University).


  • The online application starts from August 10, 2020
  • Regular application deadline: August 29, 2020

Please prepare the following pdf documents in advance for upload:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV),
  • Statement of motivation: Applicants should write a short statement of no more than one typed page in English to informs us on why they wish to take part in the summer program.
  • Payment verification
  • Mobile No. (Connected to your WhatsApp Account): After your registration, you will be added in a WhatsApp group to receive up-to-date information about the Course.


Online Tool

  • The online tool what we will use for the courses is Allameh Tabataba'i University’s Online Course Hall: Link
  • It is not mandatory to create an account. 
  • You will receive an invitation by email for participation in class and the online course Client is usable in your browser.


Fees & Payment

  • Regular registration fee for Iranians is 500.000T and for other Nationalities 80 $ / 72  EU
  • Deadline for payment is on August 29, 2020.

Important note: Your place in the program is only secured if you transfer the registration fee or the full amount to our account via money-wire transfer on time.​

  • Regular registration fee for Iranians is 500.000T and for other Nationalities 80 $/ 72  EU
  • Deadline for payment August 29, 2020.
  • Payments should be made to this account: 5859837000365268
  • ONLINE Payment

ONLINE Payment


  • The registration fee will not be refunded. All other deposits will be fully refunded.


Key dates

  • Summer School office begins accepting applications online form (Date…and Link)
  • First selection process begins on August 16, 2020.
  • Summer School office communicates the results of the first selection process individually to applicants on August 29, 2020.
  • Proof of payment: August 29, 2020.
  • The second selection process begins from August 19, 2020.
  • The Summer School begins from September 1, 2020.
  • The Summer School ends at September 11, 2020.



Contanct information:

            summer course Responsible for Registration:


Whatsapp: +989019689964


All accepted candidates will be contacted by e-mail regarding the teaching methods that will be used and will be informed on how to participate in the School.

Thank you for your understanding.