was born in 1930 in Tehran, Iran.
After attending Tehran University where he studied law, he obtained a
Ph.D in International Law at the prestigious Sorbonne University in Paris,
France, in 1954.
He joined the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1958 and was a career
diplomat for the following 22 years. His assignments included Germany,
France, Italy, Egypt and Great Britain.
In 1980, Mr. Mahdavi retired from his diplomatic career and he currently
teaches International Relations at Imam Sadegh University in Tehran, Iran.
Mahdavi's first book appeared in 1971: "Foreign Relations of Iran Volume
Other publications include:
to these books, he has translated over 30 political and historical books
from English and French into Persian.
Relations of Iran Volume II: 1945- 1979" (1988)
Policy of Iran under the Pahlavis" (1992)
- " A Guide
to Diplomatic Correspondance" (1977)
of Glory: the unsuccessful British Expedition to Iran in 1951" (1996)
Mr. Mahdavi currently shares his time between Tehran, Iran, and southern