SOAS University of London

Centre for Iranian Studies

Russian-Iranian Relations: Main Principles and Future Perspectives

Nikolay Kozhanov, St Petersburg State University, Russia

Date: 30 April 2014Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 30 April 2014Time: 6:30 PM

Venue: MBI Al Jaber Building, 21 Russell Square Room: MBI Al Jaber Conference Room

Type of Event: Lecture

Dr Nikolay Kozhanov is a Senior Lecturer in Political Economy of the Middle East at the School of Economics of the St. Petersburg State University (Russia). He also works as an expert at the Institute of the Middle East (Moscow, Russia). From July 2006 to November 2009, Kozhanov worked as an attaché of the Political Section of the Russian Embassy in Tehran where his responsibilities included the analysis of socio-economic developments in Iran. After the end of his contract with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he decided to pursue an academic career with a special focus on international relations and political economy of the Middle East, mainly focusing on Iran and the Persian Gulf region. In 2011, Kozhanov published a monograph devoted to the assessment of the effectiveness of the international sanctions adopted against Iran. In 2012, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy sponsored the publication of his other monograph Russia’s Relations with Iran: Dialogue without Commitments. Currently, Kozhanov conducts research related to the political economy of food in post-revolutionary Iran. He attempts to trace the interdependence between the issue of food security and the political stability of the ruling elite in the Islamic Republic. He is also extensively involved in political consultancy and analysis of current affairs in a range of media.  

Chair: Shirin Shafaie, SOAS

Organiser: Centre for Iranian Studies

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