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Mehdi Ghavideldostkohi

Mehdi Ghavideldostkohi is a Persian instructor and responsible for training in Persian Language and Iranian culture. His research interests include Persian language, classical Persian literature, teaching Persian to non-Persian speakers, comparative literature, Iranian Studies, regional security in the Persian Gulf, international relations of the Middle East and China’s Middle East strategy. 

Mehdi earned his high school diploma in “Persian Culture and its Literature”. After receiving his BA in Arabic language from the University of Tehran, for several years Mehdi worked with Iranian TV as a foreign news editor-in-chief. Before arriving at Lund University in 2010, he has also taught Persian to a number of foreign students in Tehran.

In the early 2000s he studied International Relations (MA) in Tehran. In 2010, he came to the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University to study a second MA degree in Middle East Studies. From 2012 to 2015, he conducted research on Iranian Studies and in recent years, Mehdi carried out research into the history of Persian language and classical Persian literature with a focus on Sa’di and Rumi. He has also completed Persian teaching training course (TTC) and studied “Teaching Persian to Non-Persian speakers;” a study of Applied Linguistics.

Expert: Persian language and literature, international relations of the Middle East, Persian Gulf, Iran’s foreign policy, China’s Middle East strategy 

Recent publications:
The First Arab Probe to Mars: An eye-catching move in the Middle East, cmesblog, July 8, 2020

Coronavirus and Persian literary humanism, the Perspective, UPF, Lund, May 13, 2020

Coronavirus and the challenge of world politics, cmes blog, May 1, 2020

Qatar and Sport Diplomacy, (in Persian), Sazandegi Dailey, Feb. 14, 2019


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E-mail: mehdi [dot] ghavideldostkohi [at] cme [dot] lu [dot] se

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