Department of Political Science and International Relations


Department of Political Science started its official activity in 2007 by accepting students in the Bachelor's degree in Political Science. In continuation of its activity, this group has established two master's degree programs: International Relations (2009), Political Science (2020), and a P.h.D degree program in International Relations (2011). This Department has 174 undergraduate students, 115 master's students, and 31 P.h.D students in the academic year of 2021-2022. Currently, the Department of Political Science and International Relations has 7 faculty members.

Majors and Programs

  • (B.A.)

    Political Science
  • (M.A.)

    • International Relations
    • ​​​​​​​Political Sciences
  • (Ph.D.)

    International Relations

Facilities and Equipment

  • Teaching

  • Research

  • Publication

    World Politics
    The Quarterly Journal of World Politics is published in collaboration with the Department of Political Science of the University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran and the Iranian Association of International Relations.

Academic Members

Dr. Ahmad Jansiz, Ph.D.
Head of Department
Associate Professor
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Reza Simbar, Ph.D.
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Mehdi Hedayati Shahidani, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Research Interests:

Conflict Studies in International Relations
Competitions of great powers in world politics
Study of new technologies in the future power of countries
History of International Relations in the Contemporary Period
Foreign policy of the great powers
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Amir Niakoue, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Research Interests:

Foreign policy and social political developments in Iran
Revolts and social movements in the Middle East and the Arab Spring
Development issues
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Masoumeh Rad Gudarzi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Research Interests:
Political thought in Islam
Politics and government in Islam
Political Jurisprudence
Islam and human rights
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Sajjad Bahrami Moghadam, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Research interests:

International politics
International political economy
Political economy of China
The political economy of poverty
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Mohammad Jalaee, M.A
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