“Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi
Scholarly Presentations in International Forums
Security developments in the North Caucasus. 26th Seminar at the Central Eurasian Program at the University of Tehran. Tehran, Iran. 29 April, 2008.
Intellectual and Azerbaijani identity in the 20th century. Conference of Azerbaijan; Previous Experiences & Future Prospects, Central Eurasian Program & Caucasus Studies Institute at University of Tehran. Tehran, Iran. 21 Sep, 2010.
Осетины и Осетия наследники иранской и арийской культур на Кавказе. Владикавказский научный центр Российской академии наук и Правительства Республики Северная Осетия-Алания Северо-Осетинский институт гуманитарных и социальных исследований им. В.И. Абаева Институт биомедицинских исследований. Владикавказ. 14-17 октября, 2010.
Georgia’s Economic geography in the late half of the 19th century according to an unknown author’s Persian manuscript. III International Scientific Conference dedicated to Vazha Pshavela’s 150 Birth Anniversary, Kutaisi Ilia Chavchavadze Scientific Librari. Kutaisi, Georgia. 15-16 Oct, 2011.
Georgian Studies after Soviet Union in Iranian Universities (1990-2010). the First International Conference of the Kartvelology Centre: Actual Problems of Kartvelology, Saint Andrew the First-Called Georgian University of the Patriarchate og Georgia. Tbilisi, Georgia. 25-26 Nov, 2011.
The role of security and stability for the development of relations between Russia and Caucasus; Historical approach 15-20th Centuries. International academic symposium Dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of Hero of the Soviet Union academician Ziya Musa oglu Bunyadov, National academy of sciences of Azerbaijan, institute of oriental studies of the Nas after acad. z.m.Bunyadov. Baku, Azerbaijan. 7-8 May, 2012.
Народы Черкессии и Кавказа при дворе Королевского рола Сефевидов, по персидским источникам (XVI–XVII вв.). Международная Конференция: Единый Кавказ: Факты и Перспективы, Слушатели русского сектора проекта Кавказский народный университет при центре культурных отношений «Кавказский дом», Тбилисский государственный университет имени Иванэ Джавахишвили. Тбилис. 14 июня, 2012.
Iran’s Eurasian Policy; Historical view.Third Regional Conference of Central Eurasian Studies Society, Indiana University & Tbilisi State University. Tbilisi, Georgia, 20-21 July, 2012.
Future prospects of democracy process in South Caucasus for religious freedom. The Thirteenth Annual Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society, The Senior Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies and the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center at Indiana University. Bloomington, U.S.A. 18-21 October, 2012.
Jewish in Iran. Faktyczny Dom Kultury, Institut Reportaz, Institut Lecha Walesy. Warsaw, Poland. 19 March, 2014.
Tālibov‘s the Travel literature of Caucasus Spa and His report about Iranians in North Caucasus. Fourteenth International Qajar Studies Association’s Conference on Literature and Writing in Qajar Iran at Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg, Department of Iranian Studies. Bamberg, Germany. 30-31 May, 2014.
Effects of Achaemenid‘s Political Memory on Semi-independent states and native kingship in Caucasus. Political Memory during and after the Persian Empire, an international conference organized by ERC project Babylon Leiden, Holland. 18‐10 Jun, 2014
Islamic identity formation among Caucasian Muslims and Crimean Muslims then review of the current situation. International Conference of Eurasian Dialogue, Comparing the black Sea and Caspian: interdisciplinary Perspectives, the International Hellenic University. Thessaloniki, Greece. 25-26 Feb, 2015.
Formation of religious identity among Caucasian Nations. 8th Annual OASIES Graduate Student Conference: Inner Eurasia Then and Now: Legacies of Thought, Space, and Empire, The Richard Ettinghausen Library at the Hagop Kevorkian Centre for Near Eastern Studies, New York University. New York, USA. March 27, 2015.
National Identity Among Caucasian Nations in Confrontation with Persian, Ottoman and Russian Identities During the 18th and 19th Centuries. The Organization for the Advancement of Studies of Inner Eurasian Societies presents Inner Eurasia then & now: legacies of thought, space, and empire. Richard Ettinghausen Library, Kagop Kevorkian Center | NYU, Harriman Institute, Columbia University. New York, USA. 27 March, 2015.
Cultural Pluralism or Social Nationalism; Next Global Stage. Workshop on Digital Nationalism: in Europe and beyond, the Institute of History and International Relations, Southern Federal University. Rostov, Russia. 14 May 2015.
The roots of discrimination and differences among religious identities in Georgia and the impact on citizenship. International Conference of The Civic Education Lecturers Association (CELA) on Citizenship and Civic Education in Post-socialist Societies, at the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Tbilisi, Georgia. 6-7 June, 2015.
Historical and cultural relations between Poland and Persia in the 16th – 18th centuries. Iran and the West: Converging Perspectives International conference. University of Warwick. Coventry, UK. 1-3 July, 2015.
The roots of the crisis in south Ossetia and prospects for conflict resolution. the international Conference of 9th ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research) on Encouraging the training, research and cross-national co-operation of political scientists, the UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTRÉAL. Montreal, Canada. 26-29 August, 2015.
Review of the Current Situation of Persian Immigrants during Sassanid Era to the Southern Dagestan. The seventh biennial convention of the association for the study of Persianate societies (asps), mimar sinan fine arts university, findikli campus, (Orient-Institut, İstanbul). Istanbul, Turkey. 8-11 Sep, 2015.
Persian Historical Epigraphic in the south of Russia Review of six Epigraphic based on field studies. SOCIETAS IRANOLOGICA EUROPAEA – Eighth European Conference of Iranian Studies at Hermitage Museum. St. Petersburg, Russia. 15-19 Sep, 2015.
Islamic Identity Formation among Muslim Communities in North America. International Conference of Doctoral Candidates and Young Scholars of Asian and African Studies “To The East, To The South” at Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw. Warsaw, Poland. 28-29 September 2015.
Formation of national identity among Caucasians and causes conflicts. CESS 2015 Annual Conference at George Washington University. Washington DC, USA. 15-18 October, 2015.
Islamic identity formation & the roots of Islamic Radicalism among Muslims in Caucasus after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Conference of Caucasus after 1991 at Centre or East European Studies, university of Warsaw. Warsaw, Poland. 6-7 December, 2015.
Islamic identity formation & the perspective of ethnic- religious conflicts in the Caucasus. 20th Annual Graduate Students’ Symposium at the near and Middle Eastern Civilizations Graduate Students’ Association of the University of Toronto. Toronto, Canada. 3 March, 2016.
Georgian and Circassian immigrants in Persia and their current situation. WEB/CAMPUS SEMINAR at Caucasus Studies, Malmö University. Malmo, Sweden. 8 March, 2016.
Global Policies toward the South Caucasus and impact on Peacebuilding. 14th Session of the International Kaukazologiczną Students at the center for east European studies, University of Warsaw. Warsaw, Poland. 21 May 2016.
Identical Pluralist in contemporary Eastern Europe. Conference of “Islam ponowoczesny – różne oblicza współczesnego islamu” at the University of Warsaw. Warsaw, Poland. 16 May 2016.
Islamic Identity Formation & the Perspective of Russian Authoritarianism in the Caucasus. Canadian Association of Slavists Annual Conference, University of Calgary. Calgary, Canada. 30 May – 1 June, 2016.
Islamic Radicalism in Caucasus; Formation and Current Status. The Thirteenth Annual Session Warsaw East European Conference “BELAVEZHA 25 years after States, nations and borders” at centre for east European studies, University of Warsaw. Warsaw, Poland. 18-21, July, 2016.
The Roots of the Crisis in South Ossetia and the Democratization Effects on Conflict Resolution Prospects. Local Roots of Global Peace: International Conference on Global Security Studies, Eurasia International University. Yerevan, Armenia. 24 June, 2016.
Cataloguing & Collecting of Sufi manuscripts in Dagestan. The eleventh Islamic Manuscript Conference on Sufism and Islamic manuscript culture, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge. Cambridge, UK. 13–15 September, 2016.
Study on Dialect of Persian Spoken People in Southern Russia-Dagestan. Conference of Iranian Studies in Eurasia: Past, Present and Future, the Russian State University for the Humanities. Moscow, Russia. 22-23 September, 2016.
The Shifting Challenges of Conflict Management in the Caucasus. Seminar of the European union and the Caucasus: new perspectives on an evolving relationship, European projects CASCADE GA No. 613354 and ISSICEU GA No. 613004. Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union. Brussels, Belgium. 18 October, 2016.
Westernizing and Economic Geography of Georgia in the second half of the 19th century. 7th International Symposium on Kartvelian Studies, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Tbilisi, Georgia. 17–22 October, 2016.
Russian’s Policy in the South Caucasus under Putin’s presidency. 17th Annual Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) at Princeton University. Princeton, U.S.A. 3-6 November, 2016.
The Situation of Iranian Residents in the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic (1920 – 1953). 21st Annual conference of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations Graduate Students’ Association Symposium, University of Toronto. Toronto, Canada. March 9, 2017.
Religious Pluralism in the Caucasus. the conference of Religion and Soft Power in the South Caucasus, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Tbilisi, Georgia. 13-14 March 2017.
Iran and Energy Cooperation with the EU in the Caucasus and Caspian Sea: Perspectives for the Post-Sanctions Era. Implications of the Nuclear Agreement with Iran at Alf Ross Auditorium, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. Copenhagen, Denmark. 3-4 April, 2017.
Islamic Identity Formation and the Roots of Ethnic Conflict: Religious Crisis Among Muslims in Caucasus. Association of European studies for the Caucasus, AESC Convention on Challenges and Opportunities of Europeanisation in the Caucasus. Yeditepe University. Istanbul, Turkey. 27-28 April, 2017.
Shi’i and the Shiites in Russia – institutions, identity and distribution. Third International Conference on Shi‘i Studies, The Islamic College London. London, UK. 6-7 May, 2017.
Shi’i and the Shiites in Canada – institutions, identity, and distribution. The conference of Research Approaches in Iranian Studies: Iran and Poland (RAIS 2017), Jagiellonian University. Kraków, Poland. 10–11 May 2017.
Islamic Radicalism in Central Asia; formation and Current Status. Annual Conference of Canadian Association of Slavists, Ryerson University. Toronto, Canada. 27-29 May, 2017.
The roots of the crisis in south Ossetia – Abkhazia & future prospects for conflict resolution and solidarity in Georgia. TransSOL Summer School on Solidarity Beyond Borders at the university of Warsaw. Warsaw, Poland. 3-9 July, 2017.
The Role of the Caucasian Satirical Magazines in the Iranian Constitutional Era. International society for Humor studies ISHS Conference, Pavillon De-Sèves, UQAM: Philosophy & Theories. Montreal, Canada. 10 July, 2017.
EU social and political strategies in the Caucasus region. Institute For Political & International Studies (IPIS). Tehran, Iran. 13 November, 2017.
The European Union, the Caucasus and the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Post Sanction Era. 75th Seminar at the Central Eurasian Program at the University of Tehran. Tehran, Iran. 14 November, 2017.
A look at Iran’s cultural monuments in the Caucasus. Seminar at the Afraz Association. Tehran, Iran. 15 November, 2017.
Islamic identity formation & the roots of ethnic conflicts – religious crisis in Russia. Second Annual RUCARR Conference at Malmo University. Malmo, Sweden. 22-23 November, 2017.
Last survivors of Circassian in Persia; Identity and Traditions. Circassians in the 21st century: Identity and Survival – in the homeland and diaspora, at Malmö University. Malmo, Sweden. 23-24 November, 2017.
Sochi Olympics and its Influences on the Circassian Question. seminarium kaukaskie studium europy wschodniej universytetu warszawskiego, sala balowa w pałacu potockich uniwersytetu warszawskiego. Young Academics Caucasus Conference in memory of prof. Tadeusz Świętochowski at University of Warsaw. Warsaw, Poland. 28-29 April, 2018.
Formation of Islamic Identities and Reasons to Increase of Separatism among Crimean Tatar Muslims in Ukraine (1991-2014). Canadian Association of Slavists Annual Conference, University of Regina. Regina, Canada. 26-28 May, 2018.
Peacebuilding in Pluralism Policy. Graduate Students Symposium of Conflict Studies at Saint Paul University & Conflict Research Center. Ottawa, Canada. 29 March 2019.
Reports of Iranian intellectuals from the Caucasus. Intellectual and Cultural Relations Between Iran and Central Asia & Caucasus. University of Tehran. Tehran, Iran. 1-2 May, 2019
Armed Conflict between Georgia and Russia, Case Studies of ‘Peace Process in Abkhazian-Ossetian Ethnopolitical Conflict. Graduate Students Symposium of Contemporary Developments in conflict studies at Saint Paul University & Conflict Research Center. Ottawa, Canada. 31 January, 2020.
Social and Cultural Pluralism as a Concept in Social System Analysis for Conflict Resolution. International Conference of Peace and security in the South Caucasus, University of Tehran. Tehran, Iran. 24 Feb 2020.
Study on Dialect of Persians in Southern Russia. NMCGSA 24th Annual graduate students’ symposium transformation across time and space: the near and middle east in context. Toronto, Canada 9 March, 2020.
Pluralism and Political Conflict in the Middle East. Symposium of Contemporary Developments in Conflict and Peace Studies at Academic Club for Peace-Conflict Studies. Ottawa, Canada. 31 May 2020.
Conference Organizer: Academic-Executive Committee
Executive Committee: International Seminar of Security and Cooperation of the South Caucasus, Organizers: Caucasus Studies Institute, and Central Eurasian Studies Program, at Faculty of Law and Politic Sciences, University of Tehran, 6th March 2010;
Executive Committee: International Seminar of Armenia; Previous Experiences – Future Prospects, Organizers: Caucasus Studies Institute, and Centre for Central Asia and the Caucasus Studies Institute for Political and International Studies of IRI Ministry of Foreign affairs (IPIS), at Faculty of Literature & Humanities, University of Tehran, 4th August 2010;
Executive Committee: International Seminar of Azerbaijan; Previous Experiences – Future Prospects, Organizers: Caucasus Studies Institute, and Center for Central Asia and the Caucasus Studies Institute for Political and International Studies of IRI Ministry of Foreign affairs (IPIS), at Faculty of Literature & Humanities, University of Tehran, 19th September 2010;
Academic Committee: International Seminar of Georgia; Previous Experiences – Future Prospects, Organizers: Caucasus Studies Institute, and Research & Education Deputy Department of Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, at Faculty of Literature & Humanities, University of Tehran, 20th February 2011.
Academic-Executive Committee: International Conference on Historical & Cultural Interactions of Poland – Iran Poland, Organizers: Institute of History (University of Warsaw), and University of Tehran, at Faculty of History, University of Warsaw, 18th May 2015;
Organizing Committee: International Students Workshop on Inter-Religious Dialogue and its Role in the Development of Religious Tourism, Organizer: Department of Modern and Contemporary History, Faculty of Humanities of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, at Florence, 5-12 March 2017;
Academic Committee: International Conference of Research Approaches in Iranian Studies: Iran and Poland (RAIS 2017), Organizers: Jagiellonian University, and University of Tehran, at Collegium Maius of Jagiellonian University, Kraków, 10-11 May 2017;
Academic Committee: International Conference on 75th Anniversary of the Polish Exodus to Iran: In Quest of a Second Home, Organizers: the University of Tehran, and Jagiellonian University, at Faculty of Literature & Humanities, University of Tehran, 21st November 2017;
Academic-Executive Committee: International Seminar on Challenges of Young Researchers in Iran & Poland, Organizer: Jagiellonian University, at the Faculty of Philology of Jagiellonian University, Krakow, 10th May 2018;
Academic-Executive Committee: Polish-Iranian Cultural Dialogue: Nowruz – Easter, Organizer: Jagiellonian University, at Collegium Maius, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, 26-27 March 2019;
Academic Committee: International Conference of Intellectual and Cultural Relations Between Iran and Central Asia & Caucasus, Organizers: Research Center for Islamic History, and University of Tehran, at Faculty of Literature & Humanities, University of Tehran, 1-2 May 2019;
Executive Committee: Graduate Students Symposium of Contemporary Developments in conflict studies, Organizers: Saint Paul University & Conflict Research Center, at Saint Paul University, Ottawa, 31st January 2020.
“Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after an experience with you becomes your trademark.”