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Ata Hoodashtian


Academic Profile

Ata Hoodashtian, Ph.D. from Paris University (8).
Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Paris, MA and DEA in Philosophy from the Sorbonne University, France.
Associate professor in Philosophy and Political Science at UMEF Swiss University and Researcher at University of Geneva, Switzerland.
I taught in France for a period of 10 years at the University of Paris (8), Institutes, Grandes Ecoles and taught in Asia (Central Asia and China) for 3 years, and in South Africa for 2 years as Assistant Professor and Research Director. I collaborated with Yale University, European Universities, NGOs, and has been Chair of the Editorial Board of the “Central Asian Journal" for two years, published in collaboration with Yale University, and am a member of the CRISE, research center at the University of Paris 8.
I published articles in Paris, Montreal, and Tehran, in English, French and Persian, and two books on ‘Modernity and the Orient’ (2002), and ‘Modernité sans Occident" (2006).

My areas of research are: Modernity, Modern and traditional philosophical systems (East and West), Métissage of Values (Hybridity, composition of modern and traditional values), Global Politics, Public Policy, Intercultural Studies, International Politics, Islamic society, Iran and modernity, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Sample Publications

My first Book: My Second book: Some of the articles: In FRENCH : Les intellectuels des années 1960 - 70 et le concept d’Occidentalite : Les racines anti-occidentales de la Révolution Islamique . Journal EurOrinet, Paris: History of Persian and the Constitutional Revolution, Montreal (For a Lecture at the University of Montreal):[1].pdf Une Modernité sans Occident. Journal EurOrinet, Paris: Interview with Prof Alain Badiou, Paris University. Journal “Philosophy” University of Paris (8): Educational System in Iran (for GREMA, Research group, University of Paris): Modernity and the East (for TEMPETE DE PLUME », Paris): For more, please refer to my websites:

Current Position

Professor and Director, UMEF university- Geneva, and University of Geneva, Switzerland