International Advisory Board

International Advisory Board

Pr. Arshin AdibMoghadam / London University – UK

Pr. Davood Hermidas Bavand / University of Allameh Tabatabaee – Iran

Pr. Cherif Bassiouni / DePaul University – USA

Pr. Ineke Boerefijn / Utrecht University – The Netherlands

Pr. Norborto Consani / Universite de la Plata – Argentine

Pr. Emmanuel Decaux / Universite Paris II – France

Pr. Mark Gibney / University of North Carolina – Asheville – USA

Dr. Dietrich Jung / University of Southern Denmark – Denmark

Pr. Mehran Kamrava / California State University, Northridge – USA

Pr. Alexander Knoops / Utrecht University – The Netherlands

Pr. Flavia Lattanzi / University  de Rome 3  – Italie

Pr. Ayattollah Mostafa Mohagegh Damad / Shaid Beheshti University- Iran

Pr. Mahmood Monshipouri / San Francisco State  University – USA

Pr. Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na`im /  Emory University – USA

Pr. Reynald Ottenhof / Association International de Droit Pénal – France

Pr. Simon Petermann / Université de Liège – Belgique

Pr. Amer Salkhany / American University of Cairo – Egypt

Pr. Massoud Aryaee / Shadi Beheshti University – Iran

Dr. Ahmed Seif al Dawla / Counter – Terrorism Committee, United Nations Security Council

Pr. William Schabas / Middlesex University – UK

Pr. Anne-Marie Slaughter / Princeton University – USA

Pr. Ramesh Thakur / United Nations University – Japan

Pr. Lubna Abid Ali / Qauid Azam University – Pakistan

Pr. Mehdi Zakerian / Islamic Azad University/ Science and Research Campus- Iran


ISJ International Studies Journal



International Studies




About Us

Editor- in- Chief: Dr. Pr. Mehdi Zakerian




Following the current events in the world, it is necessary for Middle East countries, e.g., Iran to promote the scientific purposes of international law, international relations, and political science. This moment requires the promotion and so understanding of good governance, human rights, and democracy. The coinciding of our world with the new millennium and the events of 11th September has attracted the attention of scholars in various fields of international studies to such and extent that major research and analytical works have been produced in the academic institutions around the world.

In line with the efforts and collaborations to retain and revere this universal ideal, the International Studies Journal (ISJ) will be published. This journal would serve for identifying and proliferation the ideals and realities of the world, including the responsibilities of the international community.

The ISJ will cover major issues and debates facing the international community on human rights, good governance, international law, and international relations; including conflict prevention, supporting international peace and security, terrorism, and fostering economic and social advancement.


Description of ISJ



  1. Title, Language, Level


The title of this journal is “International Studies Journal” (ISJ). This journal is published quarterly in both English and Persian. It is distributed in Iran and overseas. The journal is principally a mechanism to make some debates on international matters and to create dialogue between international academia and Iranian professors on fundamental issues in international studies.


  1. ISJ Objectives


The primary objective of the ISJ is the promotion of the academic idea and so to promote good relations, good governance, human rights, international law norms, which receive always widespread support in the international community. The ultimate goal is to take yet another modest step toward a more peaceful and secure community across the globe through human interaction and positive approaches toward understanding each other in spite of differences and distinctions.


  1. Editorial and International Advisory Board

ISJ is run by a private group of professors, in and outside of Iran. The Board of Editors is composed of notable scholars in the fields of international law, human rights, good governance and international relations. They include:


Editor in Chief, Pr. Dr. Mehdi Zakerian:

Invited Professor of International Human Rights Law, Penn Law, Pennsylvania University,   Assistant Professor of International Relations, Islamic Azad University,(Science and Research Campus) Tehran; President, Iranian International Studies Association (IISA)


Professor Davood Hermidas Bavand

Professor of International Law, Allameh Tabatabaee University, Tehran.


Professor  M. Cherif Bassiouni:

Distinguished Research Professor of Law, President, International Human Rights Law Institute (IHRLI), Depaul University, College of Law; President, International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences (ISISC); President, International Association of Penal Law (AIDP)


Judge Ahmed Seif el Dawla

Consultant, Counter-Terrorism Committee, United Nations Security Council; Senior Public Prosecutor, Office of International Cooperation, Head Office of the Prosecutor General, Egypt (on leave)


Dr. Mahmood Monshipouri

Professor of Political Science and International Studies, San Francisco State University;


Dr. Dietrich Jung

Professor of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark; Senior Research Fellow, Copenhagen Peace Research Institute


Professor Alexander Knoops

Lawyer, Knoops & Partners Advocaten; Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, University of Utrecht, Faculty of Law


Dr. Ramesh Thakur

Vice Rector of Peace and Governance, United Nations University in Tokyo; Advisory Position,  National Consultative Committee on Peace and Disarmament, Australia


Professor Simon Peterman

Professor and Chair of International Relations, Universite de Liege. Belgique.


Professor Reynald Ottenhoff

Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Nantes, Faculty of Law; Vice-President, International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences (ISISC); Vice-President, International Association of Penal Law (AIDP); Director, Observatoire de la Dèlinquance, Pau, France.


Professor Seyed Javad Emamjomehzadeh

Professor of Political Sciences, University of Isfahan. Iran.


Dr. Mehran Kamrava

Dean, Professor and Chair of Political Science, Georgetown University, Doha


Professor Ineke Boerefeijn

Associate Professor of International Human Rights Law, University of Utrecht, Faculty of Law, center for Human Rights; The Netherlands


Professor Anne-Marie Slaughter

Dean, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, President of American Society of International Law;US


Dr. Hossein Salimi

Professor of International Relations, Allameh University, Iran.


Pr. Dr. Abdullahi Ahmad An-Naim

Professor of Human Rights , School of Law, Emory University, US


Pr. Dr. Ayatollah Mohageh Damad

Professor of Islamic International Law, Shaid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran


Pr. Dr. Flavia Lattanzi

Professor of International Law, Universite de Rome, Italie.


Pr. Dr. Mark Gibney

Professor of Human Rights, University of North Carolina, Asheville, US.


Pr. Dr. Emanuel Decaux

Professor of International Human rights Law, Universite Paris II, France.


Pr. Dr. Abbas Maleki

Professor of International Relations, Sharif University, Tehran, Iran


                                                                                                                                                    Pr. Dr. Pirouz Mojtahedzadeh

Professor of International Relations, Sharif University, Tehran, Iran


Professor Amr Shalakany

Professor of International Human Rights Law, American University in Cairo, Egypt;

Pr. Dr. Norberto Consani

Professor of International Relations, Universite de la Plata, Arganitine.



























For further information please feel free to contact the following:


  1. Pr. Dr. Mehdi Zakerian, (editor- in- chief)




  1. Nema Milaninia, (Executive Director)