Coordinator for NAMEPES Project, is Senior Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern Studies at the School of International Studies at University of Trento. His main research areas are the security and politics of the Middle East, with a particular focus on the geopolitics of the Persian Gulf and the Iranian domestic affairs and foreign policy. Currently he is Coordinator of the European Project on ‘North Africa and Middle East Politics and EU Security’ (NAMEPES) within the ‘Jean Monnet’ scheme. He has also been teaching and researching on topics concerning Islam and Politics. He has extensive publications on these topics, contributing to the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Eurasian Studies and the British Journal of Persian Studies. Pejman spent three years as a Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) - Middle East Centre. Pejman comments regularly the politics and international relations of Middle East on ‘The Economist’.
His most recent book ‘Contemporary Iranian Domestic and Foreign Policies’ will be published by Palgrave/ Mcmillan in July 2020.
Assistant Project Coordinator NAMEPES, PhD student at the School of International Studies (University of Trento). She has an MA with honours in International and Diplomatic Sciences (University of Trieste) and a Diploma in Strategic Studies and International Security (University Ca’Foscari – Institute of Maritime Military Studies). She is specialising in Persian Gulf studies, with a focus on Oman. She has worked as a trainee in the Operational Response Division at Frontex (Warsaw), as a teaching assistant of Operational Planning Process at the Institute of Maritime Military Studies (Venice), and as a junior project coordinator at the Eastwest European Institute (Rome).