Iran’s Ahmadinejad appoints US educated scholar as advisor

August 19th, 2008 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS  

Tehran, Aug 19, (IANS) Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Tuesday appointed US educated Hamid Molana as his advisor, state-run IRNA news agency reported. Molana has worked with the faculty of International Relations of major American and European universities in the past 50 years, the report said.

He is the founding director of the International Communication Programme at the School of International Service in the American University.

He completed his Ph.D. in Communication and Political Science (1963) from the Northwestern University in the US. He also studied economics and Journalism there.

He served as the visiting professor and guest scholar in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.

He has been advisor and consultant to a number of international organisations, including the Unesco in Paris.

He is also a prolific writer and his books were translated to other languages, the report said.

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