Introduction

Introduction

Mr. Mehrab Ali Safdari who holds a master’s degree in political science oversees the students’ affairs of the institution. Mr. Safdari was born in 1st Hamal 1395 in an educated and well-known family in Maidan Wardak. He did his primary education in his hometown and later immigrated to Iran where he studied political science and Islamic jurisprudence and education. He holds two bachelors’ and two master’s degrees in political science and Islamic jurisprudence and education. He was granted a bachelor’s degree in Islamic education and culture from Al-Mustafa International University in 1377; a bachelor’s degree in political science from college of humanities of the same university in 1388; he received his master’s degree in political science from Al-Mustafa International University in 1390. He received his master’s in Islamic jurisprudence and education from the university in 1385. Mr. Safdari has over a decade of experience in teaching at numerous universities including Ghalib, Kateb,

Khatam Al-Nabieen, Mashaal, Gowharshad, Rabia Balkhi, Isteqlal and Ahle Bait Universities. The courses he taught include the following:

  1. Afghanistan Constitutions;
  2. Fundamentals of Law;
  3. Fundamental of Political Science;
  4. Principles of jurisprudence;
  5. Western Political Thoughts: Classic, modern and 20th century;
  6. Contemporary legal systems;
  7. Comparative Basic Rights;
  8. Human Rights;
  9. Research Methodology;
  10. International law;
  11. International Islamic Law;
  12. Principles of International Relations;
  13. Private International Rights;
  14. Contemporary strategic and military issues;
  15. Politics and Economics of the Third World Countries;
  16. International Corporations;
  17. Contemporary Islamic Movements;
  18. History of International Relations;

In addition to teaching, Mr. Safdari has numerous publications, including:

A: Published and forthcoming books:

  1. Government and spiritualism in Afghanistan (opportunities, challenges and ways forward) 1388.
  2. Principles of foreign policies of an Islamic State.
  3. Perspectives on Human Rights: Islam and Western thoughts:
  4. Classical, modern and 20th century Western Political thoughts;

B) Published Articles in international and national journals:

  1. State and people mutual rights; Musharekat-e Meli (National Partnership); 322 & 323, Assad 1388.
  2. Secularism and Fundamentalism: Two Obstacles for Afghanistan’s Progress, Ofuq-e-Naween Quarterly, 1387.
  3. Principle of War and Peace in Islam, Gushayesh Magazine, 1389.
  4. Religious Scholars: Performance and Opportunities; Religious Thoughts Magazine, 1387.
  5. Peaceful Coexistence in Islam; Zamzam-e-Moaref, 1388.
  6. Spirituality: Do(s) and Don’t(s); Ofuq-e-Naween Quarterly, 1389.
  7. The Principle of Pragmatism from Shiite Jurisprudence; Ofuq-e-Naween Quarterly, 1389.
  8. Fulfillment of International Treaties from Islamic Perspectives, Ofuq-e-Naween Quarterly, 1389.
  9. The Principle of Denying the Domination of Unbelievers over Believers in Foreign Policy of an Islamic State; Gushayesh Magazine, 1390.

C): Presentations at Academic Conferences:

1. The Struggle of Religious Scholars against Foreign Occupiers; Afghanistan’s Religious Scholars Conference; 1386;

2. Religious Seminary (Howza Ilmiah) and their most Important Roles in Afghanistan; Religious Seminary Conference in Afghanistan. 1389.

3. The Role of Clergy in Afghanistan’s Parliament; 1381.

Professor Safdari, in addition to the above has had been engaged in cultural and executive management.

  1. Managing Editor of Ofuq-e-Naween Quarterly (1387-1388)
  2. Editor in Chief of Ofuq-e-Naween Quarterly (1388);
  3. Deputy executive director at Misaq Islamic Forum for 6 months;
  4. Managing director at Baqer-u-Ulum Forum for 4 years (1382-1386);
  5. Executive Manager for Gushaesh Magazine for four years;
  6. Managing director for Misaq Islamic Forum for two years;
  7. Vice Chancellor for Rabiha Balkhi Higher Education Institution for two years (1391-1393);
  8. Head of Administration and Diplomacy department at Ghalib University for one year (1393);
  9. Chairman for Quality Improvement Committee of Ghalib University for one year (1394);
  10. Vice Chancellor for Students’ Affairs for at least three years since 1395;

In addition to all above, Professor Safdari has acted as students’ supervisor and supervised over 150 monographs in law and political science faculties of different universities including Ghalib University. He has also attended and appeared over 500 times at different national and international media programs and has issued his political and social analysis.

Professor Safdari has been serving at Ghalib University at different capacities and has worked with commitment and dedication.