The 5th Model UN Security Council Conference
Tehran 25 August 2016
International Workshop on the occasion of
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People:
State of Palestine: Hopes and Obstacles
International Studies Journal (ISJ) and United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) will hold an International Workshop on the occasion of International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, in Tehran, Iran on 29 November 2015.
TEHRAN-Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Legal and International Affairs Dr. Abbas Araghchi said that there are significant misunderstandings about the functions and objectives of the United Nations and its Security Council. For this reason, initiatives such as holding Model United Nations can promote better understanding of the Organization and its Security Council.
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
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
- Pr. Dr. Mehdi Zakerian, (editor- in- chief)
- Nema Milaninia, (Executive Director)