Ahmad Iravani

Ahmad Iravani
Lecturer in Religion
2106 G St NW
Washington, DC 20052
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

Islamic Subjects: Law, Economy, Theology, Philosophy and politics. Modern Iran, Political Philosophy, Thomistic Philosophy.

Dr. Ahmad Iravani is the president of the Center for the Study of Islam and the Middle East, and Fellow at The Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies at The Catholic University of America where he teaches courses in Islamic Law, Introduction to Islam, and Modern Iran in the Columbus School of Law and the School of Theology.  Ayatollah Iravani received the highest possible degree in Islamic Studies (Ijtihad) in 1997 (Qom), and the First Kharej Degree (equal to a Ph.D.) in Islamic Studies, from the Islamic University in Qom (1992). His previous work includes being Dean of the Philosophy School, Mofid University (1996-2000), and President of the Center for Islamic Studies, Zimbabwe (1987-1990). In 2010 he received his Doctor of Philosophy after defending his PhD dissertation under the title of "Foundations of Jacques Maritain’s Political Philosophy" at the Iranian Institute of Philosophy in Tehran, Iran.