Kazem Alamdari

Sociologist, Ph. D


Published Articles in English:

  1. Global Civil-society Movements: What the World Social Forum Can do to Change the World’s Situation, Sociology and Criminology
  1. The Quest for Democracy in Iran: A Century of Struggle Against Authoritarian Rule, Iranian Studies, Volume 46, Issue 1, 2013.
  2. “Iran’s Change of Power Structure Destabilizes the System,” org, The Century Foundation and the National Security Network, January 5, 2010,
  3. A Policy Suggestion When Iran Talks with the West: Invite the Green Movement,” org, The Century Foundation and the National Security Network, September 23rd, 2009.
  4. Elections as a Tool to Sustain the Theological Power Structure in Iran,” in The Iranian Revolution at 30, Middle East Institute/American University, Washington, D.C., January 2009, http://www.mideasti.org/viewpoint/the-iranian-revolution-30 (invited), re-published by Payvand, May 28, 2009. “Elections in the Islamic Republic of Iran: A Vehicle of Democracy or an Obstacle to Democracy?” In Iran Today [Two Volumes]: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Islamic Republic, Mehran Kamrava and Manochehr Dorraj (Eds.), Greenwood Press, October 2008, (invited). “Bring back America’s better half: American people are hoping for a deep and genuine change,” Iranian, April 1, 2008,
  5. Peaceful resolution: How to resolve the Iranian nuclear crisis,” with Fatemeh Haghighatjoo, com, May 19, 2007,
  6. The power structure in Iran & the elaboration of the Iranian foreign policy,” Journal of CAUCAS, April 2007, (in French). Qui fait la politique étrangère en Iran ? in CAUCAZ, Article paru dans l’édition du 23/04/2006.

8.“Religion and development revisited: Comparing Islam and Christianity with reference to the case of Iran,” Journal of Developing Societies,Vol.21, 1–2, 125–140, London: Sage, 2004. This article has been rated between 2 among “The 50 Most-Frequently-Read Articles” in the past six years since it’s publication in 2004 to present. It was rated No. 2 in Dec. 2006.

  1. The 50 Most-Frequently Read Articlesin Journal of Developing Societies during December 2006(updated monthly),
  2. The power structure of the Islamic Republic of Iran: Transition from populism to clientelism and militarization of the government,” Third World Quarterly, The Journal of Emerging Area, Vol. 26, No. 8, pp. 1285–1301, 2005. This article has been translated and reprinted in several online publications, including the following:
  3. Aftab, March 23, 2007;
  4. Re-published
  5. http://www.aftab.ir/articles/politics/plitical_history/c1c1174614927_iran_revolution_p1.php;
  6. Enghelabe Eslami, No. 661,
  7. Asr-e No
  8. Sociology of Iran
  9. Warning to Reformists in Iran, Open Democracy, May 26, 2005.
  10. Terrorism cuts across the East and the West: Deconstructing Lewis’ Orientalism,” in Third World Quarterly: Journal of Emerging Areas, London, Vol. 24 (1), Spring 2003. Re-published
  11. Why Khatami Should Resign”, For Persian version see, Iran-Emrooz.de, August 8, 2003; and Journal of Iranians in Washington, August 2003.
  12. Vote him out: How to get rid of Saddam Hossein cheaply and legitimately, Iranians.com, October 2, 2002. Re-published on:
  13. “The Sept. 11th Tragedy: A vertical clash of civilizations,” Journal of Iranian Research and Analysis (CIRA), Vol. 17, No.1, Boston, MA: March 2002.
  14. “The roots of terrorism: A sociological analysis of the Sept. 11th tragedy, Rahavard: A Quarterly Journal of Iranian Studies, Vol. 20, No. 54, Summer 2001, Reprinted in Asheghaneh, 17th Year, No. 198, Oct. 2001; Iranians, Vol. 5, No. 125, September 21, 2001; and in http://www.Iran-Emrooz.Com
  15. “Clash of what civilizations? Some reflection on Sept. 11 tragedy,” published online Gulf2000.com, Colombia University, November, 2001.
  16. Iran parliamentary elections: The third consecutive victory for the reformists,” in ISIM Newsletter, International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World, Leiden University, The Netherlands, Summer 2000.
  17. Interview in Los Angeles Times, 1998.
  18. From populism to pluralism: The Islamic Republic in transition,” Internet, San Francisco, California, April 8, 1998.
  19. “Women and Democratization of Muslim Societies,” Journal of Mediterranean Perspectives, (Annual Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences), 1997.
  20. “Civil society: When and how?” Adeeneh (A Social, Scientific, Cultural, and Religious Journal), Tehran, Iran, No. 119, June 1997.
  21. “The Beijing Conference: A testimony for women’s achievement and reshuffling of global alliances,” Journal of California Sociologists, 17 & 18, 1995/1995.
  22. “Is Democracy a Prerequisite for the Economic Growth?” Journal of Michigan Sociological Review, No. 8, Fall 1994.
  23. “Students Need Empowerment,” University Times, California State University, Los Angeles) Publication, Vol. 142, No.12, Nov. 3, 1994.


Published Articles in Persian:

  1. Changes in the Power Structure of the Islamic Republic of Iran, دگرگونی در ساختار قدرت در ایران
  2. A Short Response to Raeis Dana, پاسخی کوتاه به رئیس دانا
  3. The Effect of Economic Crisis in Political Movements  نقش عامل اقتصادی در اعتراضات سیاس,
  4. The Wall Street Movements and the Position of Traditional the Left  جنبش وال استریت و چپ سنتی,
  5. Independency, State, National and Popular Sovereignty, part I,  استقلال، حاکمیت دولتی، حاکمیت ملی، و حاکمیت مردم, بخش نخست,
  6. What was the Meaning of “independence slogan” in 1979 Iranian Revolution, part II, بستر شعار استقلال‌طلبی در انقلاب ۵۷, بخش دوم
  7. The Quest for Popular Sovereignty in 1979 Iranian Revolution was misunderstood by Independency, part III, رفع وابستگی به نام استقلال‌خواهی, بخش سوم

8.The Role of the West and the East in “Iranian Independency” Revolution, part IV, بخش چهارم ،استقلال ایران و بلوک شرق و غرب

  1. Is the Islamic Republic of Iran a “Soltani Regime”? A Critic of Hajjarian-Ganji’s Theory. آیا جمهوری اسلامی رژیمی سلطانی است؟ نقدی بر نظریه حجاریان- گنجی،
  2. Regionalization of the Iranian Political and Religious Crisis, منطقه ای کردن بحران ایران
  3. Iran is not Iraq!ایران عراق نیست!
  4. Economic Sanction is beneficial to the Movement in Iran.تحریم اقتصادی به سود جنبش
  5. An Active Sanction of the Elections in Iran.تحریم فعال انتخابات
  6. The Military Attack by Israel is different than the Humanitarian Support. حمله نظامی اسرائیل و مداخله بشردوستانه ربطی بهم ندارند
  7. The Future of Shaei Clerics in Iran: Transcript of a TV Debate on BBC.پرگار: آینده مرجعیت شیعه http://kadivar.com/?p=10085
  8. http://www.pezhvakeiran.com/pfiles/fehrest=108.pdf. مهندسی انتخابات در چرخه استبداد
  9. Don’t Search for the Iranian Martin Luther, دنبال مارتین لوتر ایرانی نگردیم
  10. The Consequences of the House Arrest of Mousavi and Karubi, Beware of the Angry Reaction of the People,پی ‌آمدهای حصر خانگی موسوی و کروبی  از خشم مردم بترسید
  11. http://i-sabz-yaani-watan.blogspot.com/2012/05/blog-post_26.html. شما خود پرچم برافراشته جنبش آزادی خواهی ایران هستید
  12. The September 11: One Decade After. یازده سپتامبر، یک دهه بعد
  13. Has Terorisim Been Defeated? آیا تروریسم شکست خورده است؟, ?????
  14. Ata Mahajerani’s Interpretation of Independence of the Islamic Republic of Iran. تفسیر عطاءالله مهاجرانی از استقلال جمهوری اسلامی, ?????ایران امروز، فروردین 1390
  15. The IRI’s decision to liquidate political parties must bechallenged in a court. Jaras (Green Movement), June 7, 2010,
  16. Engineered demonstration: A sign of a failed strategy for the IRI,” Iran-Emrooz, Feb. 16, 2010,
  17. Non-violent method sustains the social movement in Iran,” This article has been reprinted on more than forty Web sites and weblogs.
  18. Transition from State Centered Development to Civil Society Centered Development,” Iran-Emrooz, Feb. 6 2009,
  19. Happy International Women’s Day! This article has been published in many sites, including:
  20. http://www.feministschool.com/spip.php?article2218
  21. http://www.roozonline.com/archives/2009/03/post_11919.php
  22. http://www.irwomen.info/spip.php?article7045
  23. http://asre-nou.net/php/view.php?objnr=2482
  24. http://www.mizanews.com/default.asp?aid=350
  25. http://jomhouri.com/a/04int/006849.php
  26. http://iranshenakht.blogspot.com/2009/03/blog-post_6287.html


  1. http://marjannamazi.blogfa.com/post-29.aspx
  2. http://parwaaz.com/Maghalaat-Binnenland/2009030601.htm
  3. “The abuse of human rights in Iran continues,” Arash Monthly Journal, No. 102, January 2009, France, pp. 233–240.
  4. “Pragmatism and democratic process in Iran,”  a long interview with a feminist site (Feminist School) in Iran that has been re-published in many other sites, including the following (2008):
  5. http://www.feministschool.info/spip.php?article1313
  6. http://www.notrack.org/index.php?q=uggc%3A%2F%2Fjjj.nqinearjf.hf%2Fvqrn%2F7894.nfck&hl=0
  7. http://www.komite-zanan.blogfa.com/post-886.aspx
  8. http://asre-nou.net/php/archieve.php?archieve=Women
  9. http://www.kargaremrooz.com/spip.php?article16710
  10. http://balatarin.com/permlink/2008/9/13/1396320
  11. http://www.iranglobal.info/I-G.php?mid=2&news-id=116&nid=archive2


  1. The end of history or the return of history: A review of the political aspects of globalization,” Iran-Emrooz.net, May 25, 2008, has been re-printed in several journals and sites.
  2. The impasse of the election in Iran,” Iran-Emrooz, Jan. 28, 2008
  3. Does the reformist have a chance to get to power? An analysis of the Eighth Parliamentary Election in Iran, Sept. 5, 2007, Joumhori
  4. The possible war between Iran and the U.S., and its consequences,” Iran-Emrooz.net, Nov. 12, 2007;
  5. The interval of modernity and traditionalism in Iran: A sociological approach,” Shahrvan Emrooz, Sept. 25, 2007, reprinted in and in Sociology of Iran, and The Iranian National Front.
  6. One Million Signatures Campaignfor Equal Rights: A model for civil society in Iran,” Barabari Site, reprinted on Ira-Emrooz.
  7. Strategy and tactics in the reform movements,” Iran Emrooz, May 22, 2007, pp. 5–23.
  8. Is the Islamic Republic of Iran a sultanistic regime? A critical review of Hajjarian and Ganji Theories,” August 17, 2006.
  9. “The role of Khatami in the failure of the Reform Movement” (12) May12, 2006.
  10. Ignoring the role of women in the reform,” (6) Feb. 20, 2006.
  11. The subjective obstacles of the reform in Iran” (5), Feb. 12, 2006.
  12. The legal obstacles of the reform in Iran,” (4), Feb. 2, 2006.
  13. The structural obstacles of the reform in Iran,” (3), Jan. 26, 2006.
  14. http://www.iran-emrooz.net/index.php?/politic/more/6419/,” (2), Jan. 20, 2006.
  15. A big gambling: The consequences of economic sanction of Iran,” Jan. 18, 2006.
  16. Why the Reform Movement failed in Iran,” (1), Jan. 14, 2006.
  17. The political situation that may lead into a call for referendum,” Nov. 28, 2004.
  18. No rush, pro and cons of referendum in Iran,” Dec. 6, 2004.
  19. Call for a referendum is the result of the end of dual power in Iran,” Dec 13, 2004.
  20. Information technology: A new means of social movements,” Dec. 19, 2004.
  21. The vicious circle of democracy/civil society and the role of referendum,” Jan. 7, 2005.
  22. No social movement developed to support the reforms in Iran,” Feb. 9, 2006.
  23. Misunderstanding of strategy and tactics by the reformists in Iran,” March 23, 2006.
  24. “The political economy of Islamic Republic of Iran: A risky economic plan,” Nameh: A Political, Cultural, Social, and Economic Journal, Tehran, Iran, No. 44, Nov. 2005.
  25. “Trade unions: People and the political and professional organization in Iran,” Nameh: A Political, Cultural, Social and economic Journal, Tehran, Iran, No. 40, August 2005.
  26. “Iran passes to pragmatism: A sociological analysis of the political situation after the failure of reformist parliament,” in Sharq Daily, Tehran, Iran, No. 251, July 29, 2004. Reprinted in Iran-Emrooz.de, Germany: August 2, 2004, and www.bamdad.com, Tehran, August 3, 2004.
  27. “Islamic fundamentalism and reproduction of violence,” Chapter in Javad Musavi Khuzestani (Ed.), Ketab-e Towse‘e (Development Book): A Collection of Articles on Development and Despotism in Iran, Vol. 13, Tehran: Nashr-e Towse‘e, 2003.
  28. “Who initiated the land reform program in iran: A debate about the nature of the Shah’s land reform19621979,” Rahavard: A Quarterly Journal of Iranian Studies, Los Angeles, Vol. 21, No. 65, Spring 2004.
  29. The Power Structure in Islamic Republic of Iran: How Clientelism Changes in Iran, in five Parts, Iran-Emrooz.de, Germany: March, 2004.
  30. The Failure of Reformist Movement in Iran, in three parts, Iran-Emrooz.de, Germany: Sept. 2003.
  31. “Is Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America a Classical Example of Universal Model?,” Rahavard: A Quarterly Journal of Iranian Studies, Vol. 20, No. 64, Winter 2003.
  32. “Why Khatami should resign,” Iran-Emrooz.de, August 8, 2003; and Journal of Iranians in Washington, August 2003 (Persian), for English version see https://www1.columbia.edu/sec/cu/sipa/GULF2000/news.html
  33. “Rafsanjani’s talk a sign of fragility of Islamic Republic of Iran,” Iran-Emrooz.de, June 18, 2003.
  34. “Iran attempts to get involved in Iraqis’ bloody crisis to avoid its own (the last chance to play with fire)”, Iran-Emrooz.de, April 4, 2003.
  35. “Saudi Arabia: A U.S. ally or a base for Al Qaedeh? A strategic analysis of the Sept. 11 tragedy,” Iran-Emrooz.de, August 2002.
  36. “What Went Wrong: The Mistakes of Muslims or the West?” A review and analysis of Bernard Lewis, What Went Wrong? Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response, Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 2002. In Mehregan: An Iranian Journal of Culture and Politics, Vol. 10, No. Spring 2002, Reprinted in Iran-Emrooz.de, May 2002.
  37. “The impasse of the reform movement in Iran” Mehregan (An Iranian Journal of Culture and Politics), 9, Nos. 3 & 4, Washington, D.C., Winter 2001; Reprinted in http://www.Iran-Emrooz.com.
  38. “The contradiction of the modern and traditional left and the impasse of development in Iran” Andisheh Monthly Journal, Vol. 12, No. 124, November 2000, Berkeley, CA. Reprinted in http://www.Iran-Emrooz.Com and Payvand (Weekly), Canada.
  39. “The roots of persistency of dictatorship in Iran,” in Bi-Weekly Journal of Iranians in Washington, 4, No. 100, September 2000. Reprinted on http://www.Iran-Emrooz.com , and in Payvand, Canada
  40. “Citizenship and the question of ethnicity & nationality in Iran,” in Rahavard: A Persian Journal of Iranian Studies,Summer 2000, Vol. 19, No. 54, and Reprinted on http://www.Iran-Emrooz.com.
  41. “The new world order demands a new approach” in The Second Sex: A Collection of Articles on Women’s Studies, 4, Spring 2000.
  42. A Translation of “Labor’s New Internationalism: Globalization’s Dark Side,” by Jay Mazur, Journal of Foreign Affairs, Vol. 79, No. 1, January and February 2000, printed in Farsi in Negin Quarterly, No. 9, Fall 2000.
  43. “The impasse of power and the failure of strategy of violence in Iran” in Mehregan: An Iranian Journal of Culture and Politics, Vol. 8, Nos. 2 & 3, Washington, D.C., Summer 2000.
  44. “Globalization: Development in the world society: A post-developmental perspective,” in Culture of Development (Farhang-e Toussea) Vol. 7, Nos. 37 & 38, Tehran, Iran, March 1999 (Esfand 1377).
  45. “The Japanese non-religious cultural values and a critique of the cultural absolutism of Iranian religious society,” Negin Quarterly, Los Angeles, No. 5, November 1998.
  46. “Clientelism, the characteristic of political power structure in Iran,” Iran Farda:(Monthly Journal of Economic, Social, and Scientific Studies), Vol. IIV, No. 44, Tehran, Iran, July 1998.
  47. “What is ‘Civil Society’ and why it has not emerged in Iran?,” Negin Quarterly, Los Angeles, New Period, No. 4, August 1998.
  48. Who holds the power in Iran: Transition from populism to clientelism to pluralism,” Mehregan (An Iranian Journal of Culture and Politics), Vol. 6, No. 3, Fall 1997.
  49. “Pyramid of democracy and the process of development: A theoretical model for creation and consolidation of democracy in the third world ,” Journal of Iran-e Farda, No. 38, November–October 1997.
  50. “The functions of civil society in democratic societies,” Farhang and Tousaa, (Journal of Culture and Development), 28, August 1997.
  51. “Women and democratization of muslim societies,” Journal of Mediterranean Perspectives: Annual Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences, 1997.
  52. “Civil society: When and how?” Adeeneh (A Social, Scientific, Cultural, and Religious Journal), Tehran, Iran, No. 119, June 1997.
  53. “The Election that Shook Iran,” Nimrooz: International, A Weekly Paper, London, No. 418, May 30, 1997. Reprinted in Pazhvak: A Cultural Digest, published by the Iranian Cultural Society, Columbus, OH, No. 58, August 1997; and reprinted in Payk-e Khabari, Vol. 5, No. 7, July 1997.
  54. “Privatization and the problem of development in Iran,” Iran-e Farda: AScientific, Economic and Social Monthly Journal, Vol. V, No. 26, Tehran, Iran, August 1996; Reprinted in two other journals: Pazhvak: A Cultural Digest,” published by the Iranian Cultural Society, Columbus, OH, No. 55, March 1997, and Rah-e Toudeh, Vol. II, No. 54, 1997.
  55. “The mysteries of instability of democracy in the third world,” Adeeneh: A Scientific, Cultural, Religious, Artistic, and Social Journal, Tehran, Iran, No. 104, September 1995; Reprinted in Kavosh, 1, No.1, September 1997.
  56. “Sociology of postmodernism,” in three parts, Adeeneh: A Scientific, Cultural, Religious, Artistic and Social Journal, Tehran, Iran, first part in No. 94-95, September 1994; second part: No. 96, October 1994: third part: No. 97, November 1994.
  57. “Cultural lag in developing societies, an examination of William Ogburn’s theory of cultural lag in Iran,” Iran Times International, XVII, Nos. 25 & 26, September, 1987.
  58. “Cultural lag and cultural backwardness: A socioeconomic review in developing countries,” NewWorld: Sociopolitical Perspective, Vol. 4, No. 4, Oct. 1987.
  59. “The role of culture in modernization: A comparative sociological study,” Iran Times International, No. XVII, Nos. 27 & 28, Sept. 1987.
  60. “Islamic pragmatism and dogmatism,” Iran Times International, Vol. 27, No. 800, March 20, 1987; No. 801, March 27, 1987; No. 802, Feb. 3, 1987.
  61. “Failure of Islamic reformism in Iran: The case of Mojahedeen,” (A series of articles),Journal of Jahan, (A monthly review in Persian), Vols. 1 & 2, Nos., 13–26, Sept. 1983–Dec. 1984.
  62. “Socioeconomic analysis of Islamic resurgence,” Journal of Jahan, (A monthly review in Persian), Vol. 2, No. 28, Feb. 1985.
  63. “Has the regime of Islamic Republic of Iran been stabilized? Iranshar, Weekly Publication, Vol. IV, No. 20, Aug. 6, 1982, Vol. IV, No. 21, Aug. 13, 1982; Vol.  IV, No. 22, Aug. 20, 1982.


Partial list of my adopted articles in course syllabi in various universities

  1. http://www.sju.edu/cas/politics/Political_Science_Courses/Comparative/2301bassamsp06.pdf
  2. http://www.dcu.ie/~cavatorf/polislam/Course%20Outline.doc
  3. http://www.princeton.edu/~lisawynn/culture-conflict-syllabus.pdf
  4. http://www.csr.ir/national%20interest/2.pdf
  5. http://courses.nnu.edu/ps394bmg/ME%20syllabus%2004.htm
  6. http://www.dcu.ie/law_and_government/modules/LG536.shtml
  7. http://www.amherst.edu/~lhoang/Fall%202005/World%20Politics/PS-26%20World%20Politics%2010-15-05.doc


  1. http://meria.idc.ac.il/currentcontents/ccv24n6.html
  2. http://intellibriefs.blogspot.com/2005_03_27_intellibriefs_archive.html
  3. http://www.registry.dcu.ie/module_contents.php?function=2&subcode=LG574


Book Reviews:

  1. The Quest for Democracy in Iran: A Century of Struggle Against Authoritarian Rule, by Fakhreddin Azimi, 13 chapters, Preface, Prologue, and Epilogue; Harvard University Press, 2008, 492 pages.
  2. Ghafor Mirzae, Seventy Books in One Book, Sherkat Ketab, Los Angeles, 2005, published in Iran-Emrooz, May, 2005.
  3. Rebels With A Cause: The Failure of the Left in Iran, by Maziar Behrooz, 2nd edition, London: I. B. Tauris Publishers, 239 pp. In International Journal of Middle East Studies (IJMES), Vol. 36, No. 3 (2004), 487–89.
  4. Iranian Perspectives on the Iran-Iraq War, Farhang Rajaee (ed.), The University Press of Florida: Gainesville/Tallahassee/… 1997. In International Politics, Fall 1998.
  5. Global Inequalities, by York W. Bradshaw and Michael Wallace, Pine Forge Press, 1996, Requested by the Publisher, Spring 1998.
  6. Social Change, textbook by Steven Vago, Prentice Hall, 1996, requested by the publisher, Spring 1997.
  7. Conception of a ‘Critic’ and Critique of a ‘Conception’: About Islam and Islamic Study, Farhang Press, 1987, in Jahan-e Nou, 2, No. 4, Oct. 1987.


Papers and Conferences:

  1. The obstacles to constitutional democracy in Iran, Constitutional Politics Conference, Center for Middle East Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara, March 1-3
  2. The Quest for Democracy in the Middle East and North Africa, – York University, Toronto, Canada, June 1-3 2012.
  3. “What better world is possible for women? How to bridge between local and global women’s movements,”International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women Madrid, July 3–9, 2008.
  4. “The past and the future of the reforms in Iran: A historical review of the reforms from below, above, within and without,” Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), February 5–8, 2007.
  5. The roots of crisis in Iran, and the U.S. policy,” The World Affairs Council of Oregon, Jan. 31, 2003.
  6. “Beyond the impasse: New directions in development of reform movement in Iran,” Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, August 2, 2003.
  7. “Is Iran in the path of democratization?” Woodrow Wilson International Center, Washington, D.C., May 14 &15, 2002.

8.”The integration of religion and state and the question of development in Muslim societies,” Middle East Studies Conference, University of California, Santa Barbara, March 24, 2001.

  1. “The rising tension between traditionalism and modernity in Muslim societies: A new dimension” at Evanston Public Library, Chicago, Feb 11, 2001.
  2. “Islamic traditionalism, revivalism and modernism in Iran,” An Interdisciplinary Conference, The Islamic & Near Eastern Studies, University of California, San Barbara, March 25, 2000.
  3. “The self-contradictory power structures in the Pahlavi monarchy and the Islamic Republic of Iran,” at 33rd Annual Meeting of MESA (Middle East Studies Association), Washington D.C., Nov. 19–23, 99.
  4. “The trend toward democracy in Iran: From idealism to realism.” The Islamic
  5. & Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, March 27, 1999.
  6. “Globalization and transnational development: Application of Japan model of development in the third world: An alternative to structural adjustment programs (SAPs).” The 69th Annual Meeting of Pacific Sociological Association, San Francisco April 16, 1998.
  7. “The antidote of juvenile delinquency in America: A macro socioeconomic solution.” Panel: Crime and Criminal Justice Policy, The 69th Annual Meeting of Pacific Sociological Association, San Francisco, California, April 16, 1998.
  8. “Civil society and Islam: Analysis of the election that reflects change,” (Case Study). The 69th Annual Meeting of Pacific Sociological Association, San Francisco, April 17, 1998).
  9. “The roots of fundamentalism and the failure of political Islam.” Panel on Culture and Religious Nationalism, the 69th Annual Meeting of Pacific Sociological Association, San Francisco, April 18, 1998.
  10. “Political clientelism replaces religious populism in Iran: A case of vertical power structure of rival groups,” Middle East Studies Association (MESA), Thirty-first Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Nov. 19–22, 1997.
  11. “The politics of implementing the Beijing Commitments in Muslim societies,” International Political Science Association, (World Congress meeting) Seoul, S. Korea, August 15–21, 1997.
  12. “The roots of fundamentalism and the failure of political Islam,” Shakai Bunseki Gakkai (Regional Sociological Association), in Kitakyushu, Japan, June 21–22, 1997.
  13. Democratization and women in Muslim Nations,” 18th Mediterranean Conference, Research Center for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA),” Istanbul, Turkey, July 8–11, 1996.
  14. “Is the third wave democracy sustainable?” The 67th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, Seattle, WA, March 18–22, 1996.
  15. “The Beijing Conference: A testimony for women’s achievement,” Beijing, China, September 28–Oct. 14, 1995.
  16. “The defeat of religious fundamentalism by itself: Iran as a case study,” The 66th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, San Francisco, Ca. April 6–9, 1995.
  17. “Human development: A new strategy for development policies,” Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation Teaching Seminar, Department of Economics, University of California, Riverside, Nov. 11, 12, 1994.
  18. “Obstacles of development and democratization in the third world,” The XII Congress of International Sociological Association, University of Bielefeld, Germany, July 18-23, 1994.
  19. “Limitations and obstacles to democratization in Islamic societies,” The 12th Annual Conference of the Center for Iranian Research and Analysis, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, April 29–May 1,1994.
  20. “Third world democratization: Failed strategies and a trend for compromise,” The 65th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, San Diego, CA, April 14–17, 1994.
  21. “Effective teaching: Student empowerment in the classroom,” Second Annual Symposium on University Teaching, “Tracks,” California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, February 26, 1994.
  22. “Transition To democracy and markets,” Comparative Perspectives on Transition to Democracy and Markets, Sponsored by Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, UC Berkeley Campus, December 9–10 1993.
  23. “Is Democracy a Prerequisite of Economic Development?” 11th Annual Conference of the Center for Iranian Research and Analysis (CIRA), UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, April 2–3, 1993.
  24. “Toward a new democracy or returning to the old dictatorship.” Conference on Pre- and Post- Revolutionary Situations, Baku, the Republic of Azerbaijan (Former Soviet Union), Institute of Polithology, Baku, May 23–24, 1992,
  25. “How to build democracy,” Conference on Transitional Period, Preparations for the New election, Baku, the Republic of Azerbaijan, (Former Soviet Union), October 27–29, 1990.
  26. “Cultural lag: Diffusion of western culture and the backlash” The Program of Studies in National and International Development (SNID), and the Center for International Relations (CIR) of Queen’s University, Canada, March 1991.
  27. “Intellectual participation: Politics and revolution,” The Eighth Annual Conference of CIRA, The Intellectual Trends in Twentieth Century Iran, University of California, Berkeley, April 1990.


 PowerPoint Presentations:

  1. The Quest for Democracy in the Middle East & North Africa, June 2012
  2. Shifting Paradigms, February 18, 2010 [in Persian]
  3. Human Rights in Iran, December 7, 2009.
  4. Iran After the Presidential Election, December 2, 2009
  5. The Power Structure in Iran, May 28, 2008. [in Persian]
  6. War with Iran – a Likely Event?November 9, 2007.
  7. Democratic Reforms in Iran, February 5-7, 2007.

8.International Woman’s Day, March 2006.

  1. Iranians’ Identity



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