Last updated on: 12/8/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Hassan Rouhani, PhD Biography

Title:
Seventh President of Iran
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“On the question of Palestine, whatever the people of Palestine accept, we shall accept, as well. The decision-makers about Palestine are the people of Palestine, the Palestinians, and if they accept something, we will also support the demands of the people.”

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), “Iran’s Place in the World: A Conversation With Hassan Rouhani,” www.cfr.org, Sep. 26, 2013

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • President of Iran, Aug. 3, 2013-present
  • Secretary General, Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Aug. 3, 2013-present
  • Member, Assembly of Experts of the Leadership of Iran, Feb. 18, 2000-present
  • President, Expediency Discernment Council’s Center for Strategic Research (Iran), Aug. 1, 1992-Oct. 30, 2013
  • Head, Supreme National Security Council of Iran, Oct. 14, 1989-Aug. 15, 2005
  • First Deputy Speaker, Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran, June 2, 1992-May 26, 2000
  • Member, Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran, May 28, 1980-May 26, 2000
  • Head, Commission on Foreign Policy and National Security, Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran, May 10, 1992–May 10, 2000
  • Head, Commission on Defense, Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran, Nov. 7, 1980–May 12, 1988
Education:
  • PhD, Constitutional Law, Glasgow Caledonian University (UK), 1999
  • MPhil, Law, Glasgow Caledonian University (UK), 1995
  • BA, Judicial Law, University of Tehran (Iran), 1972
Other:
  • Twitter handle [English]: @HassanRouhani
  • Twitter handle [Persian]: @Rouhani_ir
  • Born on Nov. 12, 1948 in Sorkhe, Iran
  • Legal name is Hassan Fereydoun Rouhani
  • Also referred to as Hasan Rouhani, Hasan Rohani, Hassan Rohani, Hasan Rowhani, and Hassan Rowhani
  • PhD thesis was titled “The Flexibility of Shariah; Islamic Law”
  • MPhil thesis was titled “The Islamic Legislative Power”