Mahmoud Javadi

Mahmoud Javadi works as a Researcher for the European University Institute. Prior to that, he was employed at the Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS), which is affiliated with the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). Before joining the IPIS in mid 2017, Mahmoud had been a resident fellow at the Iranian Expediency Discernment Council’s Center for Strategic Research (CSR) from 2013 to 2016 and served as a junior assistant to the Secretary General of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) in 2017.

In addition to working for state-funded institutions, Mahmoud has been working with a number of independent think-tanks in Iran. Mahmoud co-hosts the IRAN-DACH Podcast exploring –for its Iranian audiences– different aspects of relationships between Iran and Germany, Austria & Switzerland (DACH countries).

Mahmoud earned a Bachelor’s in English Literature at Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran, and a Master’s degree in Regional Studies at the University of Tehran, Iran (2015), both with highest distinction. From July 2021, Mahmoud has joined the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy, for the Master’s programme on transnational governance.




Special function

Strategic Visionaries


Civil Society, Conflict Resolution and Mediation






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