Amir H. Zamaninia, born in 1957, is a career diplomat serving at the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 1984-1999, finishing his assignment as an Ambassador. He served in the Foreign Ministry as Director-General for International Political Affair from 1999 to 2004. He was appointed as Iranian Ambassador, Extraordinaire and Plenipotentiary, to Malaysia in 2005. Zamaninia served as Deputy President of the Center for Strategic Research (Expediency Council) for International Studies from 2006 to 2012. He has been the Foreign policy adviser to the office of President Rouhani since his election to presidency. Zamaninia has been published in Persian and English on Iran’s Foreign Policy, focusing mainly on international public law, disarmament, arms control, human rights, terrorism and transnational organized crime. Zamaninia has a bachelor degree in Judicial Law from Tehran University, a Master’s Degree in Political Science and Public Law from Chico State University inьCalifornia, and a Ph. D Candidate in Criminal Justice from Graduate School and University Center, New York. He is married and has two sons.