M. Reza Amirkhizi

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Lecturer
School of Social Sciences


Ph.D., University of Denver, 1989, International Politics and Technology Policy
M.A., University of Denver, 1986, International Studies
M.A., California State University, Sacramento, 1985, Government
B.S., California State University, Sacramento, 1982, Mechanical Engineering
B.S., California State University, Sacramento, 1980, Engineering Technology

Email: m.amirkhizi@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Int'l Law, Technology Policy, Illicit Drugs and Organized Crime, Middle East
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Short Biography
Ambassador Mohammad Reza Amirkhizi received his Ph.D. from the Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver. Currently, Dr. Amirkhizi is a lecturer at the Department of Global and International Studies at UCI. Previously, he held several senior-level positions with the United Nations, as a Senior Adviser to the Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Director of UNODC country-office in Afghanistan, and Senior Adviser to the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Afghanistan. Also, as a diplomat, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ambassador Amirkhizi, served among others, as Adviser to the Foreign Minister, Director-General for International Affairs, and Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Vienna, Austria. Dr. Amirkhizi previously taught in Iran at the University of Tehran, College of International Relations, and the College of Security and Criminal Sciences.
Publications
The Journal of Global Drug Policy and Practice, Volume 11, Issue 3, Summer 2017, Alternative Development and Counter-Narcotics Policies: Afghanistan, Lao PDR, and Myanmar
 
The Journal of Global Drug Policy and Practice, Volume 11, Issue 1, Winter 2017, An Analysis of the Data on the Effectiveness of Policies in Controlling Production of Illicit Narcotics in Afghanistan
 
National Interest, November 13, 2016, America Still Has Iran Sanctions—And They're Hurting the Nuclear Deal
Professional Society
Pacific Council on International Policy
Other Experience
Diplomat, Ambassador


Director
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) - Afghanistan Country Office

Senior Adviser to the Executive Director
UNODC

Senior Adviser to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan
UNAMA

Last updated
09/12/2021