Luciano Zaccara

Visiting Fellow


Field: Gulf Studies
Interests: Iranian and Gulf politics, Gulf international relations, MENA, electoral systems
In Residence: Feb. 5 - May 5, 2018

Luciano Zaccara was a visiting research scholar at the Center in 2018. He has been working on editing a volume entitled: The Foreign Policy of Iran under President Hassan Rouhani, to appear with Palgrave. He has conducted various interviews with scholars, researchers and officials on Iranian relations with the U.S., the Iranian diaspora in the U.S. and the JCPOA. Recent publications include “Iran’s Foreign Policy and Evolving Role of South-South Cooperation.” During his time at the Center, he co-organized and spoke at the “Up to the Minute-Iran: Changing Perspectives” event hosted by the Center and Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School. He organized a three-day workshop in the Center in April entitled: “Understanding the Politics of the Gulf Cooperation Council States (GCC)”. He also delivered a public presentation in the Mossavar-Rahmani Center Seminar Series on the theme: “Understanding Iran's Electoral Processes and its Political Implications.”