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[en] On the occasion of Navid Kermani's historic speech in the German Parliament on 23 May 2014 marking the 65th anniversary of the constitution, the last item is an interview Ali Fathollah-Nejad conducted with the prominent German-Iranian intellectual and writer back in 2007.
[de] Anlässlich der historischen Rede von Navid Kermani bei der Feierstunde "65 Jahre Grundgesetz", hier ein Gespräch von 2007, das Ali Fathollah-Nejad mit ihm führte.


ANKARA | 18–22 Aug. 2014 | Paper presentation by Ali Fathollah-Nejad on "Development-Based Foreign Policy? Comparing Iran’s and Turkey’s Strategies" | Double-panel on “Foreign policies in the Middle East and North Africa/Les politiques étrangères du Moyen Orient et de l’Afrique du Nord)”, organized by and Dr. Irene Fernández-Molina (Research Fellow, European Neighbourhood Policy Chair, European Interdisciplinary Studies Department, Natolin Campus, College of Europe, Warsaw) & Dr. Miguel Hernando de Larramendi, Facultad de Humanidades de Toledo, University of Castilla–La Mancha (UCLM), Spain | 4th World Congress for Middle East Studies (WOCMES), Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, 18–22 August 2014.

CAMBRIDGE (UK) | 25–28 Aug. 2014 | Paper presentation by Ali Fathollah-Nejad: "Merely a Charm Offensive? The Foreign-Policy School of Thought behind Iran’s New Foreign Policy – With a Special Emphasis on the GCC" | Panel “Iran and the GCC: Prospects for Change?”, organized by Dr. Paul Aarts (University of Amsterdam) and Dr. Luciano Zaccara (Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service in Qatar) | 2014 Gulf Research Meeting (GRM), Gulf Research Centre Cambridge (GRCC) University of Cambridge.

HELSINKI | 5 Sep. 2014 | Paper presentation by Ali Fathollah-Nejad: "Geo-Economic Foreign Policy? Comparing Iran’s and Turkey’s Strategies" | »Geoeconomics as Foreign Policy Strategy: Comparing Regional Powers« Workshop | Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA), Helsinki, 5 September 2014.

COLOGNE | 25–27 Sep. 2014 | Paper presentation by Ali Fathollah-Nejad: "Iran’s Civil Society Grappling with Triangular Dynamics: Effects of External Impacts on the Evolution of State–Society Relations in Strategically Important Countries" | 21st International DAVO Congress of Contemporary Research on the Middle East | Organized by the German Middle East Studies Association for Contemporary Research and Documentation (DAVO) | Hosted by the Department of Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian Studies (Institute of Oriental Studies), University of Cologne | 25–27 September 2014, Cologne (Germany).

BONN (Germany) | 27 Nov. 2014 | Paper presentation by Ali Fathollah-Nejad: "Rethinking 'Middle Eastern Studies': Analytical and Conceptual Queries and Propositions" | Conference »Crossroads Studies: Mobilities, Immobilities and the Issue of Positionality for Rethinking Area Studies« | Organized by the research network »Crossroads Asia: Conflict, Migration, Development« | Center for Development Research (ZEF, Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung), University of Bonn | 27–28 November, Bonn (Germany).


(Feb. 2014) Ali Fathollah-Nejad is now primarily based in Berlin (Germany).

(Nov. 2013) [de] Ali Fathollah-Nejad ist nun ein regelmäßiger Autor für die 'Huffington Post Deutschland'.
[en] Ali Fathollah-Nejad has become a regular contributor to the newly-launched 'The Huffington Post Germany'.

(July 2013) Ali Fathollah-Nejad has been appointed as Reviewer for the new academic journal 'International Relations and Diplomacy', published in California, USA.

(May 2013) [en] Ali Fathollah-Nejad has been appointed as Visiting Analyst at the futureorg Institute in Dortmund (Germany), a think-tank concerned with societal transformations and diversity in 21st-century Europe. At the institute, he specializes on international relations, processes of change in the era of globalization, multiculturalization, and diversity.
[de] Ali Fathollah-Nejad ist Gast-Analyst am futureorg Institut zu den Themengebieten Internationale Beziehungen, Wandel in der Globalisierung, Multikulturalisierung und Diversität. Er ist Doktorand der Internationalen Beziehungen an der School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, sowie am Institut für Soziologie, Universität Münster. Am futureorg Institut schließt er seine Promotion im Bereich der Internationalen Beziehungen ab. Er war an verschiedenen Universitäten Lehrbeauftragter. Er ist gefragter Autor für zahlreiche nationalen wie internationalen Publikationen. Ali Fathollah-Nejad spricht neben Deutsch und Persisch auch Englisch und Französisch."