Dr. Ali Dizboni has completed his M.Sc. (1997) and Ph.D. (2000) degrees from the Université de Montréal in the fields of Political Science and International Relations where he defended his Ph.D. thesis on Islam and War. He was post-Doc fellow with McGill & Université de Montréal (2000-2002). He is fluent in 4 languages: Persian, Arabic, English, and French.He is current;y a SSHRC holder (Co-PI) on Religious fundamentalism, Political Ideologies and Radicalization.
His teaching areas include Middle East politics, International Relations, Strategic and Security Studies.
He is an Associate professor at the Department of Political Science at the Royal Military College of Canada. He is Associate Researcher & Fellow with CIDP (Queens’ University), ICAMES (McGill University), Chaire Raoul-Dandurand (UQAM) and CEFIR (Centre d'expertise et de formation sur les intégrismes religieux, les idéologies politiques et la radicalisation). His areas of teaching include Middle East politics, International Relations, Security and strategic Studies.
Examples of his recent publications include: in collaboration, A Hermeneutic Analysis of Military Operations in Afghanistan, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2017; In collaboration “Future Trends of Canadian Military Operations in Middle East”, in Going to War? Trends in Military Interventions, Stéfanie Von Hlatky and Hans-Christian Breede, eds, McGill & Queen’s University Press; “La République islamique et le fait minoritaire” Diplomatie, February-March 2017, no.37; In Collaboration “The Terrorist Resourcing Model applied to Canada” (JMLC-12-2016-0050), Journal of Money Laundering, 2017; In collaboration “Does Canada Educate Subalterns” Infinity Journal, Vol. 26, No.3, pp. 40-50, 2015.
Examples of his ongoing publication & Research include: book chapter (in collaboration) with Oxford University Press on Framing, Branding and Explaining: A Survey of Perception of Islam and Muslims in Canadian polls, Government, and Academia (forthcoming in July 2018); Book Chapter (accepted) on An analytic survey of the Canadian Academic literature on Religion, Radicalization and Terrorism with McGill&Queen’s University Press; Journal article (accepted) for Revue Frontières (Presses UQAM, December 2018) on Martyrologies chiite et sunnite : des récits fondateurs à l’éclatement contemporain; Book contract (by invitation) with Presses de l’Université Laval on Jihad; Book chapter (by invitation and in collaboration) with Taylor & Francis Publisher on Instruments and Arrangements Against Online Terrorism Relating To International Cooperation; Journal article project (in collaboration) on Iranian Calculus of Deterrence.
He is currently supervising three Ph.D. students on Counter Terrorism in Middle East, Shia-Sunni Political theologies and Religious extremism. Dr. Dizboni is a frequent commentator for the media on different aspects of Middle East politics and the Canadian Foreign policy in the region.