Designation: CEO


Jan Hanrath

Jan Hanrath

Jan Hanrath, Dipl.-Soz.-Wiss., studied political science, European law and psychology (focus on intercultural communication) at the University Duisburg-Essen. From 2008 to 2014 he was researcher at the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) at the University Duisburg-Essen and focussed inter alia on the transport of conflicts in migrations processes as well as on German Middle East policies. Currently he writes his PhD thesis on German public diplomacy in the Middle East. As co-founder and CEO of CARPO he is involved in various projects and coordinates the daily operations at CARPO’s head office. In the past years he has worked as a researcher and coordinator in projects inter alia on Iran-Saudi dialogue, economic development in Yemen, migration and conflict, political transformation in the Middle East, and academic exchange.

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Adnan Tabatabai

Adnan Tabatabai

Adnan Tabatabai obtained his MSc. Middle East Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies / University of London. As an Iran analyst he is consulted by European policymakers and businesses on Iran related affairs. Through his work at CARPO, Tabatabai has designed and facilitated track 2 and civil-society dialogue formats between Iran and Saudi Arabia since 2015. He is furthermore involved in a variety of projects at CARPO on regional security in the Persian Gulf region. Tabatabai is author of the book “Morgen in Iran” (Oct. 2016, Edition Körber-Stiftung). He is regularly featured in international media with commentary and analysis on developments in Iran and the Middle East.

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