Berlin begins new era of dialogue between Germany and Iran. On Saturday, January 8, 2011, Hotel am Gendarmenmarkt is the German Institute for Iranian political and economic research e.V. (DIIPW) at the Berlin Hilton “has been established.” According to the articles of Association is the task of the new think tank of the academic and journalistic discussion of Iranian politics, economy and culture. Iran experts and expert of Shiite theology Shayan Arkian is elected the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Arkian has been editor-in-Chief of news portal Irananders”and known as the co-author of several books on Iran issues. The renowned Orientalist and Middle East expert Prof. Dr. Udo Steinbach was elected the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors.
“” “Steinbach was after the line of from different research groups and institutes including the German Institute of global and area studies ‘ (GIGA) and the German Orient Institute” most recently at the Centre of local and Middle East Studies “at the University of Marburg. The Economist was appointed Director of the DIIPW Dawood Nazirizadeh appointed, who is working as an expert on Iranian economic issues. The DIIPW is a publicist-oriented think tank that seeks to give the public an expert knowledge in Iranian politics interdisciplinary. The fact that Iran is structurally as institutionally imbued with Shiite Islam as Islamic Republic, this requires extensive expertise about the Alawis. As well, a cultural and political exchanges with Iranian actors of all stripes is necessary for public discussion and opinion-forming. The independent opinion-forming process need for democratic participation in Germany is supported by providing an objective, non-partisan and independent of external interests based on information of the DIIPW”, so Director Nazirizadeh.
It must be in regard to Iran the door to a profound academic and political cultural”dialog will open. The German Institute for Iranian political and economic sciences”consists of an academic and journalistic wings and wants to promote an authentic representation of Iran in the general public with an active educational work. The publication of scientific and academic work are planned, journalistic articles, comments, analyses, interviews, and the Organization of discussion boards. Target is an objective representation of Iran in media and science, to ensure a realistic information basis for dealing with Iran. For this it also envisages the concept of the Institute, may to take complaints to the press and Broadcasting Council, to write letters and replies to participate actively and passively in events over Iran’s politics and economy and thus to enrich the public discourse.