President of the Conference



H.E. Dr.  Ali Larijani
President of the 13th PUIC Conference
Speaker of the Islamic Parliament of IRAN


Born in 1957 in a highly prominent religious family in Najaf. He is married and has two sons and two daughters.

 Education and Studies:
- B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer, Sharif University of Technology, 1979
- MA in Western Philosophy, Tehran University, 1981
- PhD in Western Philosophy, Tehran University, 1984

 Academic Career:
- University Professor
- Faculty Member at Tehran University

 Executive Career:
- Director General of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) Foreign Networks
- Director General of IRIB Central News Bureau
- Managing Director of IRIB, 1981-82
- Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Affairs
- Deputy Minister of Post and Telecommunications and Telephone
- Minister of Guidance and Islamic Culture, 1991-1993
- President of IRIB, 1994-2004
- Supreme Leaders’ representative to the Supreme National Security Council
- Secretary General of the Supreme National Security Council, 2005

 Parliamentary Career:
- Member of Parliament from Qom Constituency in the current term of the Parliament
- Speaker of Parliament since 2008

 Other positions:
- Member of the State Expediency Council
- Member of the High Cultural Revolutionary Council

- Mathematical Method in the Philosophy of Kant
- Metaphysics and Exact Sciences in the Kant’s Philosophy
- Intuition and a priori propositions in the Kant’s Philosophy.