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Ahmad Jalali (born 1949 in Shahroud) is an Iranian scholar and philosopher.

He authored a dozen articles in social, cultural, historical, philosophical, political and international fields. [1] Jalali was instrumental in registering five Iranian sites as World Heritage Site in UNESCO.[2]



Mechanical Engineering, University of Shiraz,

Philosophy, Tehran University.

Political Philosophy, The University of Oxford.


  • Teaching Fellow, University of Manchester, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, Manchester, United Kingdom (1991-92)
  • Fellow, Oriental Studies and Academic Member, Department of Persian Studies, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, United Kingdom (1992-97).
  • Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Iran to UNESCO (1997-2006)
  • Chairperson, Programme Commission I, 29th Session of the General Conference (1997)
  • Chairperson, Roundtable on Youth, 29th Session of the General Conference (1997)
  • Representative of Iran to the Executive Board of UNESCO (1999-2001)
  • Chairperson, Fourth Regional Group, Asia and the Pacific, UNESCO (1999)
  • Co-organizer and contributor to many UNESCO-sponsored conferences focusing on Dialogue between Islamic and European Civilizations
  • Member, Council of United Nations University (UNU) (2001-2007)
  • President of the 31st General Conference of UNESCO (2001-2003)
  • President of the World Heritage Convention General Assembly of UNESCO (2003-2004)
  • Head of the Iranian Parliamentary (Majles) Library, Museum and Documentation Center and Cultural Consultant of the Iranian Parliament Speaker (2007-)


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-12-30. Retrieved 2007-01-19.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Irna Archived 2007-09-30 at the Wayback Machine

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