Ahmad Jalali (born 1949 in Shahroud) is an Iranian scholar and philosopher.
He authored a dozen articles in social, cultural, historical, philosophical, political and international fields.  Jalali was instrumental in registering five Iranian sites as World Heritage Site in UNESCO.
Mechanical Engineering, University of Shiraz,
Philosophy, Tehran University.
Political Philosophy, The University of Oxford.
- Teaching Fellow, University of Manchester, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, Manchester, United Kingdom (1991-92)
- Fellow, Oriental Studies and Academic Member, Department of Persian Studies, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, United Kingdom (1992-97).
- Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Iran to UNESCO (1997-2006)
- Chairperson, Programme Commission I, 29th Session of the General Conference (1997)
- Chairperson, Roundtable on Youth, 29th Session of the General Conference (1997)
- Representative of Iran to the Executive Board of UNESCO (1999-2001)
- Chairperson, Fourth Regional Group, Asia and the Pacific, UNESCO (1999)
- Co-organizer and contributor to many UNESCO-sponsored conferences focusing on Dialogue between Islamic and European Civilizations
- Member, Council of United Nations University (UNU) (2001-2007)
- President of the 31st General Conference of UNESCO (2001-2003)
- President of the World Heritage Convention General Assembly of UNESCO (2003-2004)
- Head of the Iranian Parliamentary (Majles) Library, Museum and Documentation Center and Cultural Consultant of the Iranian Parliament Speaker (2007-)