Political Thought, Islamic Revolution and Islamic Civilization

History

The department of Islamic political thought was established in 1995. This department has held scientific meetings and published papers and books on political thought. By expanding its activities and employing new staff it was structurally expanded into the Faculty of political sciences; this faculty again expanded its activities to accept PhD students and so far has conducted eight PhD programs.

The faculty of Revolution and Islamic Civilization was originally independent from the  faculty of Political Sciences, which was established in 2010. This one has also conducted one PhD program.

Following the changes in the internal structure of the research center, the department of Political Sciences and Islamic Revolution and Civilization merged in 2012 to continue their activities as the Faculty of Political Thought, Islamic Revolution and Islamic Civilization. This faculty currently has three faculty members and three administrative experts.

Objectives

  • Conducting research on subjects related to Islamic civilization and it's relevance to the Islamic culture and the Islamic Revolution;
  • Paying attention to the prospects of Islamic civilization with a focus on the ideals of the Islamic Revolution;
  • Assessing the capacities of the Islamic civilization, the achievements of the Islamic Revolution and the capacities of the Islamic culture for developing civilization.

Scientific, Research and Educational Activities

  • Four completed research projects and seven ongoing projects;
  • 12 published books;
  • 30 published scholarly articles;
  •  Ongoing projects with following titles: Theological Philosophy of  the History of the Western and Eastern Civilization of the Islamic World (Comparing the ideas of IbnKhaldun and ShahidMotahari), Examining the Russo-Persian Wars (with a  focus on national identity), The Reflection of Modernity and the West in the Travel Books of the Early Qajar Era (with a focus on four travel books), the literature of vilayah with four trends including Alavi Literature, Worldly Literature, Ashura Literature and Literature of Intizar (Waiting), A Study of Political Thought of MohagheghKaraki and RouzbahanKhonji about the Conflicts and Compromises of the Early Safavid Dynasty (approved by the Research Institute);
  • Holding numerous lectures;
  • Holding various meetings;
  • Conducting PhD programs in Political Sciences since 2015, and the Islamic Revolution and Civilization major since 1998, and the publication of the journal  of Jostarhay-e Siasi-e Moaser (contemporary political debates)