Seyed Hossein Mousavian is a professional specialist in the Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University. His research focuses on options for resolving the crisis over Iran's nuclear program through diplomacy and improving U.S.-Iran relations.

Mousavian previously served as Iran's ambassador to Germany (1990-1997), head of the Foreign Relations Committee of Iran’s National Security Council (1997-2005), spokesman for Iran in its nuclear negotiations with the European Union (2003-2005), and foreign policy advisor to Ali Larijani, secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (2005-2007). From 2005 to 2008, Mousavian held a number of positions in Iran's official Center for Strategic Research, including a stint as vice president.

Mousavian also held a number of positions in the Iranian government in the 1980s, including vice president of the Islamic Propagation Organization (1981-1983), chairman of the Parliament Administration Organization (1983-1986), and head and then director general of the West Europe department of the foreign ministry (1986-1989).

From 1980 to 1990, Mousavian was editor-in-chief of the daily newspaper the Tehran Times, authoring more than 2,000 articles. He is the author of The Iranian Nuclear Crisis: A Memoir.

Last Updated: August 8, 2017