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Seyyed Javad Tabatabai

Seyyed Javad Tabatabai


Visiting Scholar

tabatabai_javad@yahoo.fr




    Bio

    Dr. Seyyed Javad Tabatabai spent the 2004-05 and 2005-06 academic years as a visiting scholar at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. As one of Iran's foremost political thinkers, Professor Tabatabai (Ph.D., Sorbonne, 1984) taught political science at Tehran University for many years and also headed the Department of Islamic Civilization at Encyclopedia Islamica Foundation in Tehran. He is the author of such acclaimed books as Philosophical Introduction to the History of Political Thought in Iran Decline of Political Thought in Iran; Essay on Ibn Khaldun: Impossibility of Social Sciences in Islam, and Nizam al-Mulk and Iranian Political Thought: Essay on the Continuity of the Iranian Thought (all in Persian).