Mahdi KarimiSoltanahmadi

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Mahdi Karimi Soltanahmadi, PhD

Assistant Professor, Asian Cultural Documentation Center, Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies

Email Address: M.karimi@ihcs.ac.ir

Education

  • PhD, Political Geography, Tarbiat Modares University (2017)
  • M.A, Political Geography, Tarbiat Modares University (2010)
  • B.A, Human Geography, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (2008)

Research Interests

  • Peace and conflict studies
  • Culture and conflict/peace
  • Promotion of local capacity to prevent conflict and build lasting peace
  • Conflict issues related to the EU region

Researches and Projects

  • Research Project at the Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies:Developing Hybrid Indexes for Measuring Peace in Iran”. 
  • Research Project at the Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies:Analysis of the Effect of Anomic Situation of Iranian Society on Peace Indexes of the State (At the Horizon of 2021)” (2022).  
  • PhD Dissertation: “Expounding Peace Establishment in Geographical Regions; a Case Study of EU Region” (2017).
  • Master Thesis: "The Role of Geographical Space in Power Games: Case Study: Central Asia after the Cold War" (2010).

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Reza Allahverizade & Mahdi Karimi. (2023). “A New Approach to the Theory of Seapower in the 21st Century (In Times of War and Peace)”. International Quarterly of Geopolitics, Vol. 18, No. 4. [In English].
  • Mahdi Karimi, Tohid Jafari Koshki, Javad Dabaghi. (2022). “Analysis of the Effect of Anomic Situation of Iranian Society on Peace Indexes of the State (At the Horizon of 2021)”. Geopolitics Quarterly, Vol. 17. No. 2. [In Persian].
  • Mahdi Karimi, Ahmad Aftab. (2021). “Codifying Strategies to Establish Perpetual Peace in Iran with Spatial Planning Approach”. Journal of Public Policy, Vol. 7, Issue 3. [In Persian].  
  • Mahdi Karimi. (2021). “The EU’s Environmental Policy Making”. Journal of Political Spatial Planning, Vol. 3, Issue 3. [In Persian].   
  • Mahdi Karimi. (2021). “Expounding the Pattern of Peace Establishment in Europe after the Second World War”. Journal of International Relations Research, Vol. 11, No. 1. [In Persian].     
  • Mahdi Karimi, Tohid Jafari Koshki. “Anomie and Peace: A Cross-National Study”. Journal of World Sociopolitical Studies, Vol. 4, No. 4. (2020). [In English].
  • Mahdi Karimi, Reza Allahverdizadeh & Mostafa Ghaderi Hajat. (2020). “The Role of European Integration in Peaceful Settlement of Territorial and Border Conflicts”. Journal of Global Politics, Vol. 9, No. 2. [In Persian].
  • Mahdi Karimi. (2020). “Spatial Reflections of Regional Legal Treaties: A Case Study of the EU Legal Treaties”. Geopolitics Quarterly, Vol. 15. No. 4. [In English].
  • Mahdi Karimi & Seyed Masoud Mousavi Shafaee. (2018). “Good Governance and Civil War in Syria”. Turkish Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 5, No. 1. [In English].
  • Mahdi Karimi & Mohammad-Reza Hafeznia; (2018). “Expounding the Role of Local State in Peace Building”. Geopolitics Quarterly, Vol. 14. No. 3. [In Persian] 
  • Reza Allahverdizadeh, Zahra Ahmadipor, Mahdi Karimi & Abdullah Safari. (2016). “Expounding the Relation Between Territorial Development and Human Structures Settled in Geographical Space with Emphasis on Critical and Humanistic Geography (A Case Study of Iran)”. Geography and Environmental planning, Vol. 61, No. 1. [In Persian] 
  • Ali Valigholizadeh & Mahdi Karimi. (2016). “Geographical Explanation of the Factors Disputed in the Karabakh Geopolitical Crisis”. Journal of Eurasian Studies, 7 (2016) 172–180. [In English]
  • Zahra Ahmadipor, Yunes Rashidi & Mahdi Karimi. (2016). “The impact of Virtual Space on Egypt’s Revolution”. Journal of Humanities, Vol. 23, Issue 1. [In English]
  • Mahdi Karimi, Mohammad-Reza Hafeznia, Zahra Ahmadipor & Alexander B. Murphy; (2016). “ASEAN and Regional Peace in the South East Asia”, Journal of Humanities, Vol. 23, Issue 2. [In English]
  • Mahdi Karimi. (2015). “Rivalry of Global Powers in Central Asia after the Cold War”, Geopolitics Quarterly, Vol. 10, No 4. [In English]
  • Mohammad-Reza Hafeznia, Elaheh Koolaee & Mahdi Karimi. (2012). “The Role of Geographical Space in Power Games: Case Study: Central Asia after the Cold War”. Journal of Geographical Space, Vol. 12, No. 39. [In Persian]

Conference Papers

  • Mahdi Karimi & Zahra Ahmadipor. (2016). “Presenting a New Definition of Peace”. 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences. 2-3 April, Istanbul, Turkey [In English].
  • Zahra Ahmadipor & Mahdi Karimi. (2016). “The Relation between Peace Education and Environmental Sustainability”, Annual International Symposium on Development Studies, Athens, Greece [In English].
  • Zahra Ahmadipor & Mahdi Karimi. (2013). “Pathology of Elections in Iran; a Case Study of Parliamentary Elections”. National Conference on Electoral Geography. Tehran: Kharazmi University [In Persian].
  • Mohammad-Reza Hafeznia & Mahdi Karimi. (2012). “The Role of Global Powers in Preventing the Development of the Relation Between Iran and Central Asian Republics”. 5th International Conference of Iranian Association of Geopolitics. Rasht: Islamic University of Rasht [In Persian].
  • Mahdi Karimi. (2011). Border in Cyber Space. 4th International Conference of Iranian Association of Geopolitics. Tehran: Tarbiat Modares University [In Persian].

Other Articles

  • Zahra Ahmadipor, Mahdi Karimi. (2016). “Sport: A Substitute or a Motivation for War?” Cited in: Peace and Sport Watch: http://www.peace-sport.org/opinion/sport-a-substitute-or-a-motivation-for-war/

Books

  • Mahdi Karimi. (2022). Expanding Peace Ecology: Peace, Security, Sustainability, Equity and Gender. Úrsula Oswald Spring, Hans Günter Brauch, and Keith G. Tidball, eds. Springer Science & Business Media [Translated from English to Persian].
  • Hamid-Reza Shaian, Reza Khosrovbeigi, Akbar Taghiloo & Mahdi Karimi. (2017). “Statistical Methods for Geography: A Student’s Guide”. By: Rogerson, PA. Mashhad University Press [Translated from English to Persian].
  • Mahdi Karimi & Zahra Ahmadipor. (2016). “Peace Education and Environmental Sustainability”. Lambert Academic Publishing [In English].
  • Ali Valigholizadeh & Mahdi Karimi. (2015). “Urban Political Geographies: A global Perspective”. By: Rossi, U., & Vanolo, A. Maraghe University Press [Translated from English to Persian].
  • Ali Valigholizadeh & Mahdi Karimi. (2015). “The Geopolitics of Climate Changes”. By: Peter Halden. Maraghe University Press [Translated from English to Persian].
  • Mohammad-Reza Hafeznia & Mahdi Karimi. (2014). “Competition of Powers in Central Asia after the Cold War”. Tehran: University of War Press [In Persian].

Editor in Journals

  • International Journal of Geopolitics
  • Journal of Political Spatial Planning  
  • Journal of Political Science and International Relations
  • Journal of Public Policy
  • Quarterly of Researches in Political Geography

Fellowships and Awards

  • Awarded by Iranian Elite Society one-year scholarship in 2021 (Kazemi Ashtiani Prize).
  • My PhD dissertation was selected as the best PhD dissertation of Faculty of Humanities, Tarbiat Modares University in 2018.
  • Awarded by Iranian Elite Society one-year scholarship in 2016 (Top Students prize).
  • Awarded by Iranian Ministry of Research, Science and Technology a scholarship to take a sabbatical leave in the Netherlands, at the University of Leiden.
  • The top student in PhD.    
  • Ranked 2th in PhD entrance exam of political geography.
  • Ranked 6th in M.A entrance exam of political geography.

Work Experiences

  • Editor of English Abstracts of Geopolitics Quarterly (from 2013-)
  • Interpreter, Tarbiat Modares University, Scientific Center of Political Geography (from 2013 to 2018)
  • Research Assistant, Tarbiat Modares University, Department of Political Geography (from 2015 to 2016)

Sabbatical Leave

  • The University of Leiden, the Netherlands

Language Proficiency

  • Persian (native)
  • Turkic [Azerbaijani and Turkish] (native)
  • English (fluent in speaking, writing and reading)

Last Update At : 12 March 2022