Curriculum Vitae (C.V)

Update: 09/2019




















Hossein Mokhtari Hashi    Assistant Professor of Political Geography

Contact Information

Address:  Faculty of Geographical Sciences and Planning, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran 

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Tel/Fax: +983137934431



PhD: Political Geography (Geopolitics) Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran, 2011.

PhD Thesis: Modeling of Geopolitical Rivalry in Regional Organizations; Case Study: Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO)

M.A: Political Geography (Geopolitics) Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, 2006.

M.A Thesis:  An Analysis on the Role of Governmental Decision Makings on Territorial Development (Economic, Social and Cultural Five-Year Development Plans of Iran 1989-2004).


B.A: Human Geography, Teacher Training University (Kharazmi), Tehran, 2004.     


Work Experiences:

1-  Head of Geography and Rural Planning Department at University of Isfahan (2019- Continues).

2-  Responsible person for development of tourism related fields at University of Isfahan (2016- Continues).

3-  Director of Research Institute for Geographical Sciences and Planning at University of Isfahan (2015- Continues).

4-  Faculty member of Geographical Sciences and Planning Faculty, University of Isfahan (2011- Continues).

5-  Senior expert of International Affairs, Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines (2008 – 2011).

6-  Executive Director of “Geopolitics” Quarterly (an International Journal), Iranian Association of Geopolitics (2005-2008).


Membership in Scientific Associations: Iranian Association of Geopolitics


Courses Taught:






Economic Geography




Principles of Economic Geography




Geographical Characteristics of Developed Countries




Geographical Characteristics of Islamic Countries




Politics  and Space




Principle of Political Geography




Regional Planning Techniques




Principles and Methods of Regional Studies 




Rural Planning in Border Areas




Information Technology in Geography




Population Geography of Iran




Research Methods in Geography




Political Geography of Iran




Political Geography of the Middle East and North Africa




Spatial Planning Management




Political and Security Aspects of Spatial Planning




Political Organization of Space




Schools and Theories of Geography




Concepts and Theories of Geopolitics




Electoral Geography




Philosophy of Political Geography




Political geography of Cyberspace




Theories of Political Geography




Border Geography with emphasis on Iran's Borders





1-   Community Development through Tourism, by Sue Beeton, Translated From English to Persian. Translated version published by Mahkameh Publications, Tehran, 2019.

2-   Book Chapter, Hydrophilic; Trends and approaches; (Chapter 2: Water, Power and Hydro-hegemony.  By a Group of Authors, Edited by: Morad Kavianirad, 2019.

3-   Book Chapter, Research Based Scientific Theories in Political Geography and Geopolitics (Vol.2) (Chapter 2: (Modeling of Geopolitical Rivalry in Regional organizations, Case of ECO), Papoli Publications, Mashhad, Iran. By a Group of Authors, Edited by: Syrus Ahmadi Nohdani & Mostafa Ghaderi, 2016.

Research Projects:

1-   Research project entitled: Spatial Planning of Hamedan Province (in Iran), 2018.

2-   Nuclear Energy Atlas of the World, Geographical Organization, 2008.

3-   Iran's Regional Geostrategic Position according to the Grater Middle East Project, Geographical Organization, 2007.

4-   Convergence of Iranian ethnic groups and national unity, Geographical Organization, 2005.

Research Papers:

1-   The Study of Tourism Development on Strengthening Iran’s National Power, Political Geography Research Quarterly, Vol 3, No 3, Winter 2018.

2-   Explaining the Concept of Geo-economics and Recommendations for Iran. Geopolitics Quarterly, Vol. 14, No. 2, Summer 2018 [In Persian].

3-   Role of Business Environment Improvement in Iran on Reorganization of Tehran. Journal of Geographical Research, Vol. 31, No. 4 (123), Winter 2017 [In Persian].  

4-   Stability of security in border areas villages of Sistan and Baluchistan Province. Sarzamin Quarterly, Vol 14, No 54, Summer 2017.

5-   Investment on employment in underdeveloped areas of the country for reduction of Tehran’s difficulties. Journal of Geographical Research, Vol. 31, No. 2 (121), Summer 2016 [In Persian].  

6-   Spatial justice in Iran and Spatial Political Reordering of Tehran. Journal of Political Spatial Planning of Space, Vol. 1, No, 1, Spring 2016 [In Persian].     

7-   Investigation of the Middle East and North Africa Boundaries from Human Features Perspective. Geopolitics Quarterly, Vol. 12, No. 1, Spring 2016 [In Persian].      

8-   Zoning of Flood risk in Human and Economic activities centers of South Khorasan Province using the Fuzzy Logic System. Journal of Geography and Environmental Planning, Vol. 27, No. 1, Spring 2016 [In Persian].

9-   The Impact of Sanctions on the Elements of National Power, with emphasis on the United Nations Security Council Sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran. Geopolitics Quarterly, Vol. 11, No. 2, Summer 2015 [In Persian].

10-  The Preparation of Spatial planning Strategies for Border Areas (Case Study: Eastern Borders of Iran). Journal of Geographical Research, Vol. 29, No. 3 (114), Autumn 2014 [In Persian].  

11-  Hydropolitics of Iran; the Geography of Water Crisis in the Horizon of 2025. Geopolitics Quarterly, Vol. 9, No. 3, Autumn 2013 [In Persian].  

12-  Geopolitical Challenges of Regional Integration, Case study: Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO). Geopolitics Quarterly, Vol. 8, No. 1, Spring 2012 [In Persian].  

13-  Energy Security and Geo-Energy Position of Iran. Geopolitics Quarterly, Vol. 6, No. 2, Summer 2010 [In Persian].

14-  Geopolitical position of Iran and US efforts to hegemony in the world: A Case Study: Greater Middle East Plan. Journal of Human Geography Researches, No 75, Spring 2011 [In Persian].

15-  Geopolitical analysis of opportunities and challenges of regional integration in West Asia. Journal of Geography and Regional Planning, Vol. 1, No 1, Spring and Summer 2010 [In Persian].  

16-  Hydropolitics of the Middle East in the Horizon of 2025; Case Study: Tigris, Euphrates, Jordan & Nile Rivers Basins. Geopolitics Quarterly, Vol. 4, No. 1, Spring 2008 [In Persian].

17-  Security Arrangements in the Persian Gulf Region and Iran’s Opportunities. Journal of Horizons of Security, No.1, Vol. 1. 2007 [In Persian].

18-  Study of the Pace of Development of Political Administrative Spaces in Iran; Case Study: Iran’s Provinces in 1st to 3rd Development Plans (1989-2004). Geopolitics Quarterly, No. 1, Vol. 3, Spring 2007 [In Persian].

Presented Papers (Conference and Seminars):

1-   Analysis of Challenges of Tourism Development in Kermanshah Province, National Conference on Sustainable Development of Kermanshah Province: Opportunities and Challenges, Razi University of Kermanshah, November 2018.

2-   The Impact of Rural Youth Migration on Socio-economic Crisis in Rural Area, XXVII (27th) European Society for Rural Sociology Congress, Krakow, Poland, July 24, 2017 - July 27, 2017.

3-   Evolution of global spaces and lifestyle changes in rural communities, XXVII (27th) European Society for Rural Sociology Congress, Krakow, Poland, July 24, 2017 - July 27, 2017.

4-   Investigation of the causes of the weakness of convergence and economic cooperation among Islamic countries. International conference on Geopolitical Crisis of Islamic World. Tehran, Shahid Beheshti University, November 2016.

5-   North - South Corridor as a key element for development of Ardabil Province, 1st conference on Development of Khalkhal County in Ardabil Province in north west of Iran. July 2016.

6-   Iran and Saudi Arabia rivalries in West Asia in geopolitical developments of Convergence and Divergence. 1st conference on geopolitical developments of West Asia with emphasis to regional Security. Strategic Defense Research Center, Tehran, April 2016.

7-   Ease of doing business in the country and Reorganization of Tehran. The international Conference on Political Reordering of Space and Optimal Governance of Tehran. Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, March 2016.

8-   Process of transferring of underdeveloped regions problems of the country to Tehran. Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, March 2016.

9-        Film as an instrument in regional development. 8th Congress of Iranian Association of Geopolitics. Sanandaj University,   Sanandaj, October 2015.

10-    Iranian cultural features, economic development, and national integrity.8th Congress of Iranian Association of Geopolitics. Sanandaj University,   Sanandaj, October 2015.

11-    Capabilities and limitations of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province in providing of water resources for central plateau areas of Iran. 1st conference on water crisis and its management in arid regions of Iran.  Yazd University, Yazd, February 2015.

12-    Mapping of Flood hazard zone in human and economic centers of South Khorasan Province.  1st Conference of the application of Quaternary Sciences in recognition of environmental processes.  University of Isfahan, Isfahan, January 2015.

13-    Organizing of the problems of Tehran through investment in employment in underdeveloped areas. Conference on decentralization and reorganization of capital city. Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, February 2014.   

14-    Analysis of the spatial distribution of polling stations in Isfahan: Case Study:  7th, 12th and 14th Municipality zones. 7th Congress of Iranian Association of Geopolitics. Kharazmi University,   Tehran, February 2014.   

15-    Politics and Space: An Analysis of the relationship between foreign policy and absorption of Foreign Direct Investment in the oil and gas sector in Iran (2001-2009).  National Conference on Applied Political Geography. Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, October 2012.

16-    Spatial and Geographical Inequalities and protest movements in the Middle East and North Africa. Conference on Islam and geopolitical developments in the Middle East and North Africa. Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, March 2012.

17-    Consequences of transferring of waters of Border Rivers to internal basins, Case Study: Small Zab River, Conference on Boundary, Oromiyeh, August 2007.

18-    The role of social capital in local economic development. Conference on social capital and development. Institute for R & D in Humanities, Tehran University, Tehran, May 2007.

19-    Geopolitical analysis of opportunities and challenges of convergence in the West Asia region, International Conference on Cooperation in Southwest Asia region, Tehran, February 2007.

20-    The role of ICT in women employment, Conference on Women and Internet in the 3rd millennium, Tehran, October 2006.

21-    Hydropolitics of Tajikistan and the opportunities of Iran in the Central Asia, conference on Iran's outlook in 2025, Opportunities and Challenges, Tehran, February 2006.

22-    Iran’s Hydro political Opportunities and threats, the 2nd Conference of Iranian Association Geopolitics, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, January 2005.

Papers in Review Journals:

1-   Investigation of Hydropolitical status of Iran. Journal of Low and Political Sciences, Vol. 3, No, 10, Spring 2008. Mazandaran University [In Persian].  

2-   Communication Capacities of Khorshrostam region in Ardabil Province in Iran, Agh Dagh Journal, Vol. 3, No. 11, 2008 [In Persian].  


1-   Hidden Political Competitions in Davos Forums. (World Economic Forum). Siasat-e-Rooz Newspaper, No 2640, October 2010 [In Persian].  

2-   ISIS does not have capacity to grow more / Division of Iraq is unlikely., 03/07/2014 [In Persian].  

M.A Thesis Supervisor:

1-   Explaining the role of the sea in the national power of countries with emphasis on Iran, University of Isfahan, Student: Mohammad Souri. September 2019.

2-   Analysis of Sustainability of Border Rigion’s Settlements: Case Study: Kermanshah Province from 1996 to 2016, University of Isfahan, Student: Arash Azizi. September 2019.

3-   Analysis of reason d’etre and survival of Afghanistan, University of Isfahan, Student: Hedeieh Nadali. July 2019.

4-   Hydropolytical Analysis of Isfahan Province, University of Isfahan, Student: Hedeieh Nadali. July 2019.

5-   Investigating Factors Affecting Afghanistan National Unity in Post-Taliban Era, University of Isfahan, Student: Abdulhakim Erfan. June 2019.

6-   Geographical analysis of Afghanistan Ethnic groups, University of Isfahan, Student: Mullajan Rahmani. June 2019.

7-   Analysis of nation building in Afghanistan, University of Isfahan, Student: Ekramulddin Khorasani. June 2019.

8-   Hydropolytic Analysis of the Amudaria River, University of Isfahan, Student: Zabihollah Naderi. June 2019.

9-   Geopolitical analysis of the Afghan crisis after the fall of the Taliban, University of Isfahan, Student: Nizzamulddin Nazari. June 2019.

10-       Hydropolytic Analysis of Tehran Province with Emphasis on Sustainability of Urban Drinking Water Resources, University of Isfahan, Student: Abuzar Fardi Beyranvand. June 2019.

11-       The Impact of Tourism on National Power with Emphasis on Iran, University of Isfahan, Student: Mahdi Setayesh Manesh. March 2019.

12-       Hydropolytic Analysis of Khuzestan Province, University of Isfahan, Student: Keyvan Naderian. January 2018.

13-       Analysis of spatial minorities in Isfahan province with emphasis on Georgian ethnic group. Student: Sajjad Sadeghi. February 2017.   

14-       Analysis of the obstacles of Development in Bam Township with emphasis on Contraband and transit of Drugs. Student: Hamid Radmehr. February 2017.    

15-       The Role of Passive Defense in Economic Dimension of National Security; Case study: Isfahan Province. Student: Mohammad Safdariyan. February 2017.   

16-       Analysis of the Influence and Expansion of Wahhabism around the World. Student: Mohammad Es’haghian. September 2016.

17-       Geopolitical Analysis of Iran and Saudi Arabia Relations in the past half century (1965-2015). Student: Hamid Mottaghi Moorjani. September 2016.

18-       Geopolitical Analysis of Yemen Crisis. Student: Mojtaba Shams. September 2016.  

19-       Hydropolitical Analysis of Chahar Mahal & Baqkhtiari Province. Student: Ahmad Ghiyasi. July 2016.  

20-       Analysis of Geography of Religions in Iran. Student: Ali Rahimi. June 2016.

21-       A Study of the Middle East and North Africa Boundaries from the Origin and the Compliance with Human feature. Student: Golnaz Naseoleslami. January 2016.

22-    The effect of Economic and Social Development of Undeveloped Areas of the Country on the Reduction of capital city Problems; Case Study: Tehran. Student: Amin Moradi. December 2015.

23-    Effects of Human Geography of Iraq in domestic conflicts and instabilities. Student: Fariba Jani. September 2014.  

24-    Analysis of Border Areas Spatial Planning Strategies in Iran Five-Year Economic, Social and Cultural Plans (1-5 Plans). Student: Sepideh Ataei. January 2014. 

25-    Spatial Planning for Sustainable Development; Case Study: Dishmok District in Kohgiloyeh County. Student: Shamsali Tabideh. January 2014. 

26-    Analysis of the effects of Globalization Process on Turkey’s Political and Economic Development. Student: Samane Salehizade. January 2012.  

M.A Thesis Advisor:

1-   Sociological Study of Capabilities of Tourism Development in Khrshrostam District in Khalkhal County and the ways of Tourists Attraction. Student: Morteza Noruzi. May 2016.

2-   Investigation of the influencing factors in Land Use change of Agricultural lands; Case study Najafabad County. Student: Mina Hojjati Najafabadi. February 2014.

3-   Spatial Planning of Industries in Islamshahr County. Student: Seyed Ziaeddin Saeidi. February 2014.

4-   Preparation of Spatial planning Strategies for Border Areas; Case Study: Eastern Borders of Iran. Student: Mehrdad Bagheri. February 2014.

5-   Iran’s Options for Persian Gulf Security. Student: Farzad Ravanbod. June 2013.  

6-   Turkish foreign policy toward the Middle East (2003-2012) with emphasis to Iraq and Syria. Student: Naeem Kazemi. February 2013.     

7-   Challenges and Structural Hurdles on Passing into Democracy in the Middle East. Student: Amineh Khaki. December 2012.   

Participation in Training Courses and Workshops:

1-        Participation at St. Petersburg Tourism system FAM-Tour, Russia, St. Petersburg. September 2019.

2-        Participation at Hospitality training course, Isfahan, University of Isfahan, Iran, March 2019.

3-        Participation at workshop on Funding Opportunities for Cooperation in Research and Innovation between Iran and the European Union, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran, November 28, 2018.

4-        Participation at workshop on “Social Entrepreneurship”, presented by: Roberto Daniele, Oxford Brookes University, England, held at University of Isfahan, Isfahan, 2018.

5-        Participation in T-Forum conference, Mallorca, Spain, March 2018.

6-        Eco-Products Database Workshop. Organized by Asian productivity Organization (APO) and Indonesian Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration. Jakarta, Indonesia, May 2011.

7-        Introduction to World Trade Organization (WTO) Workshop, organized by Turkish Chamber of Commerce (TOBB) and Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Ankara, Turkey, June 2010.

8-        Capacity Building program for Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) public and private sectors experts Workshop, organized by Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and Turkish Chamber of Commerce (TOBB), Istanbul, Turkey, April 2010.

9-        Renewable Energies Workshop. Organized by Iran Chamber of Commerce Industries and Mines (ICCIM) and Iranian Green Management Association. Tehran, February 2010.

10-    Financing of Small and Medium Enterprises: Increasing SME’s Access to Finance in the context of the Global Financial Crisis. Organized by International Trade Center (ITC), Confederation of Asia-pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) and Iran Chamber of Commerce Industries and Mines (ICCIM). Tehran, November 2009.

11-    Philcarto software training course (map drawing software), organized with collaboration of Tarbiat Modares University and National Center for Scientific Research of France (CNRS) in Tarbiat Modares University, by Professor Bernard Hourcade, 2006.