Ali Dizboni

Senior Research Affiliate

Dr. Ali Dizboni has completed his M.Sc. in Tehran in Islamic Studies and Political science (1991). He obtained his second M.Sc. (1997) and Ph.D. (2000) degrees from the Université de Montréal in the fields of Political Science and International Relations where he defended his Ph.D. thesis on Islam and War. He is fluent in 4 languages: Persian, Arabic, English and French.
He is an Associate professor at the Department of Political Science at the Royal Military College of Canada. He is Associate Researcher & Fellow with CIDP (Queens’ University), ICAMES (McGill University), Chaire Raoul-Dandurand and UQAM and CEFIR (Centre d’expertise et de formation sur les intégrismes religieux, les idéologies politiques et la radicalisation). His areas of teaching include Middle East politics, International Relations, Security Studies, and Canadian foreign policy in Middle East.
His current research and publications include: Book contract (by invitation) with Presses de l’Université Laval on Jihad; Book chapter (by invitation and in collaboration) with Taylor&Francis Publisher on US-Canada Cooperation (laws, policies, action plans…) against online radicalization; Journal article project (in collaboration) on Iranian Calculus of Deterrence; book chapter (in collaboration) with Oxford University Press on Framing, Branding and Explaining: A Survey of Perception of Islam and Muslims in Canadian polls, Government, and Academia (forthcoming in July 2018); Book Chapter (accepted) on An analytic survey of the Canadian Academic literature on Religion, Radicalization and Terrorism with McGill&Queen’s University Press; Journal article for Revue Frontières (Presses UQAM, December 2018) on Martyrologies chiite et sunnite : des récits fondateurs à l’éclatement contemporain. He is currently supervising three Ph.D. students on Counter Terrorism in Middle East, Shia-Sunni Political theologies and Religious extremism. Dr. Dizboni is a frequent commentator for the media on different aspects of Middle East politics and the Canadian Foreign policy in the region.

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