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Mahjoob Zweiri


Academic Profile

Dr Mahjoob Zweiri is the Director of Gulf Studies Center. He is an Associate Professor in Contemporary History of the Middle East at Qatar University. He was the Head of Humanities Department at Qatar University from 2011-2016. He holds a PhD in the Modern History from Tehran University (2002). Before joining Qatar University in 2010, Dr Zweiri was senior researcher in Middle East Politics and Iran at the Center for Strategic Studies, University of Jordan. He was also a visiting professor to School of Government & International Affairs at Durham University. From March 2003-December 2006 he was a research fellow and then a director of the Centre for Iranian Studies in the Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at Durham University. Dr Zweiri has more than 50 publications in the areas of Iran and Contemporary Middle East. In addition to Arabic, Dr Zweiri is fluent in Farsi and English.

Current Position

Director, Qatar University