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Dr Morady is Principal Lecturer in International Relations and Development. He researches the international political economy, the US/Iranian conflict, and state and development in post-revolutionary Iran.

 

 Dr Morady pioneered the Democratic Education Network, a student-focused initiative based in the University of Westminster, engaging students worldwide. This project has built links with several ethnic communities in London and various vital strategic partners at a national and international level, such as Turkey, Vietnam, Thailand, and Peru. It works closely on issues such as politics, power, democracy, diversity, gender, and remittance.

Dr Morady has been awarded 'Outstanding Teacher' in 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2019 at the Staff Appreciation Awards managed by the Students Union. The awards recognise his outstanding commitment and contribution to engage and support students.

Teaching

Dr Morady is the module leader for the following modules:

DILEMMAS OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT  (YEAR 1)

This module provides an in-depth introduction to the multi-disciplinary field of development studies. It introduces students to critical debates in development theory and the history of development policy and practice. Students can explore the ‘grand’ development theories and approaches such as modernisation, dependency, neo-liberalism, and alternatives. The module allows students to consider the role of these approaches in assisting or hindering progress in a globalised world, whether in terms of distribution of wealth, political change, or human rights; and to assess further the relevance of various development policies to the everyday lives of people living in the global south.

LEARNING IN AN INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT (YEAR 2)

The module introduces students to the economic, political, and social development in Vietnam. The module is taught here at the University of Westminster and our partner institution, Hanoi University, Vietnam. During the first part of the module, students assess the development of Vietnam since the 1980s. In the second part, at Hanoi University, students will take a field trip to consolidate their knowledge and understanding of the Vietnamese transition to the market-oriented economy.

ENERGY, AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND CENTRAL ASIA (YEAR 3)

This module examines the implication of energy on the state, economy and society in the Middle East and Central Asia. We assess how the impacts of energy has transformed the region into one of the vital areas in the world.

Research

Dr Morady's research interests lay broadly in the political economy and development.  His specific focus is on energy, development, and democracy in the Middle East.

Current Research

Dr Morady is currently working on a monograph examining the politics of the US/Iran conflict by examining discourses of 'myth' and 'reality' in foreign policy practice.

Publications

For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.