Roozbeh Aliabadi

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Roozbeh Aliabadi
Rooz aliabadi.jpg
Born (1984-03-21) 21 March 1984 (age 34)
Tehran, Iran
OccupationCommentator, Analyst, Advisor
NationalityAmerican, Iranian
EducationUniversity of Pittsburgh
Website
globalgrowthadvisors.com

Roozbeh Aliabadi (Persian: روزبه علی‌آبادی) (born 1984 in Tehran - Iran) - is an advisor and commentator on geopolitical risk and geoeconomics, particularly the Middle East and Asia. He is a partner in the global advisory practice[1] at GGA, a boutique international consultancy practice based in New York City since 2009. Mr. Aliabadi has served as a senior advisor in the Department of Strategic Initiatives of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tehran, advising on Eurasian economic connectivity. He has been taking part in re-mapping the Middle East economy at the Strategic Initiatives Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the wake of the emergence of China and the future of connectivity. He contributes regularly to Eurasia Review, BBC, China Daily, The Hill,[2] Tehran Times,[3] Post-Gazette,[4] Press TV[5] Wall Street Journal,[6] The Australian Business Review,[7] USA Today,[8] NIKKEI Asian Review,[9] Russia Today,[10]CBC Canada,[11]NTV (Russia),[12] BBC Persian Television,[13] Public Radio International,[14] among others.

Background[edit]

Roozbeh, was born in Tehran, Iran, of mixed Persian and Azeri roots and immigrated[15] to Pittsburgh, United States at the age of fourteen with his family. He graduated from University of Pittsburgh with Masters in Political and International Affairs focusing on international political economy and Bachelors in Finance and Economics. Roozbeh is fluent in English and Persian.

Career[edit]

According to a report by CNN "Roozbeh Aliabadi can efficiently navigate you virtually blindfolded through the entire bazaar, including the stall where he worked in the summers."[16] While at University of Pittsburgh, Roozbeh helped establish American Middle East Institute and served on the Planning Committee for Madeleine K. Albright visit to the Institute,[17] a non-profit organization, focused on building business, educational and cultural ties between the United States and the Middle East. He also served as a President of Iranian-American Student Association at University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.

In 2010, after spending 6 years[18] at Alpern Rosenthal (BDO), Roozbeh co-founded Global Growth Advisors,[19] a specialty strategic advisory firm based in New York City and currently spends most of his time traveling between North America, Asia, and the Middle East. In the past, he also served on the Board of World Affairs Council and served on the Advisory Board of Center for Iranian Music at the College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University.[20]

He frequently advises Iranian political and economic establishments on matters of trade and economic policy. In 2013 he advised presidential campaigns in Iran. Mr. Aliabadi was also instrumental in extending invitations to Senator Maria Cantwell and Kelly Ayotte, chairwoman and ranking member of Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety and Security of United States Senate to visit Iran in November 2014 AirShow for Civil Aviation Operations, Safety and Security matters, and "the invitation will have nothing to do with the political atmosphere surrounding Tehran and Washington, as the two senators are solely expected to understand the environment in the Iranian aviation sector."[21] In 2015 he was appointed as senior advisor to Director of Strategic Initiatives of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Institute of Political and International Studies in Tehran - Iran.[22]

In recent years, Aliabadi has been focusing on: How can talent be developed and deployed to secure that more than 7 billion people can fulfill their potential? He believes that technology and globalization are vastly changing work. However, education and training practices, having remained mostly static and underinvested in for decades, are largely inadequate for these new markets. Additionally, a current gender bias is introducing further inefficiency and inequality. Aliabadi believes we must, therefore, rethink the way skill is developed and deployed. This will require breaking down old silos between education systems and labor markets, more flexible approaches to management, new forms of public-private collaboration, and new norms and values.[23] Aliabadi has been named by University of Pittsburgh as a Global Thinker, where he has been highlighted among powerful individuals who come together behind a common vision and set out to change the world and who have truly made a world of impact. [24]

Publications[edit]

  • The Best Way to Learn AI for Children is to Solve Real Problems [25]
  • Learning Artificial Intelligence is About Developing All Types of Intelligence [26]
  • Your Little Toddler is Part of the Real AI Generation[27]
  • The AI Investment Every Parent Should Make [28]
  • Are you OBOR-ready?[29]
  • Iran and Trump World Order[30]
  • West Asia's New Alliance[31]
  • Iran and Russia: The emergence of a new connectivity alliance[32]
  • Iran and the next U.S. president[33]
  • Sino-Iranian strategic partnership: Shaping the future of Middle East[34]
  • Nuclear Negotiations; A Prelude to Middle East Peace[35]
  • Misinterpretation of Ayatollah Khamenei’s remarks on nuclear negotiations[36]
  • Iran’s Water Supply Challenge[37]
  • Middle East’s Future Health Crisis[38]
  • Russia reminds West of its Middle East leverage[39]
  • Iran’s Chabahar: An amalgamation of opportunities[40]
  • The First Foreign Investors in Iran’s Equity Market[41]
  • The Real Target of GOP Letter is not Iran, It’s Obama[42]
  • Iran's Indispensable Role in Middle East[43]
  • Mr. Netanyahu’s Blank Shot Strategy[44]
  • Saudi Succession and the Question of Oil[45]
  • US Mid-term Election & Obama’s Legacy[46]
  • Politics and Economics of the Oil Marke t[47]
  • Iran's Nuclear Deal & the Future of the Middle East[48]
  • Fast, Fledgling and Future-defining… Chinese moviegoers and their impact on the country’s movie industry[49]
  • Selective Openings: How Sanctions Relief Will Impact Iran’s Civil Aviation Industry[50]
  • It’s All About FOOTBALL![51]
  • Iran’s Choice for UN Ambassador[52]
  • Don’t Expect Too Much Too Soon from Hassan Rouhani[53]
  • From Mozart to Rouhani[54]
  • Vladimir Putin & Nobel Peace Prize 2014[55]
  • Putin’s Version of “House of Cards”[56]
  • A Note on Ukraine / Putin…[57]
  • And the Oscar goes to…[58]
  • Assessing Risk in Saudi Arabia - New Realities in Wake of the Arab Spring[59]
  • How The Great Depression Inspired Iran into the Cloud[60]
  • Global Economy - Preparing for Cloudy Weather[61]
  • Saudi-Iranian Relations - & Rowhani's Presidency[62]
  • Rowhani & Challenges Ahead[63]
  • Iran - The New Art Market Frontier[64]
  • Joseph Kabila - in Perspective[65]
  • DRC - Why the Democratic Republic of Congo Matters...[66]
  • Tanzania - Gateway to East and Southeast Africa[67]
  • Cloud Computing - The Advent of Mass Entrepreneurship[68]
  • The Zimbabwean Economy - The Prospects for Stock Market Automation[69]
  • Solving the Iranian puzzle through trade[70]
  • Democracy via Technology[71]
  • Our moment in Iran: Exporting democracy through technology[72]
  • Afghanistan's Future - Focusing on internal stability and preserving national unity[73]
  • Iran in 2015 - Great Expectations and Great Responsibilities[74]

Public Speaking[edit]

Mr. Aliabadi's recent public speaking includes:

  • China's Economic Diplomacy and Influence in Iran [75]
  • Bringing Artificial Intelligence Education to the youth around the world [76]
  • Discussing Iran's strategic geography for the Eurasian Silk Road with BBC [77]
  • Iran Economic Outlook after US existing JCPOA [78]
  • Skills You Will Need to Survive the Age of Automation [79]
  • Who the US and China have trade disputes with? [80]
  • 2018 Global Trends for Eastern Multinationals[81]
  • Future of Education & Jobs[82]
  • Artificial Intelligence and Future of Higher Education[83]
  • Eastern Multinationals: Discussion with Chinese Executives on Globalization and Interconnected World[84]
  • Are you One Belt - One Road Ready?: Future of Education in the New World Order[85]
  • A Central Asian Silk Road: How Integration Can Enhance Security and Stability[86]
  • US - Iran Relations, Opportunities and Challenges[87]
  • The Emerging World in Trump Era[88]

Mr. Aliabadi's recent book reviews includes:

  • Leonardo da Vinci: Book Review [89]
  • How much do we really read? [90]
  • Everybody Lies:Book Review [91]
  • Evicted: Book Review [92]
  • Chemistry:Book Review [93]
  • Born A Crime: Book Review [94]

Mr. Aliabadi has a Politics and Current Affairs Podcast, where he discusses newsworthy events around the world on his Podcast known as RoozCast. RoozCast is available on:

Social Agenda[edit]

Roozbeh is committed to realist [103] political thought and beliefs in building pragmatic ties between communities in business, educational and cultural spheres, whether in the United States or Iran. Roozbeh also publishes his personal blog known as rooznote.com

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1], Global Growth Advisors
  2. ^ [2], Nuclear negotiations: A prelude to Middle East peace
  3. ^ [3], Misinterpretation of Ayatollah Khamenei’s Remarks on Nuclear Negotiations
  4. ^ [4], Democracy via technology
  5. ^ [5], Russia reminds West of its Mideast Leverage
  6. ^ [6] Tension Between Iran and Saudi Arabia Presents New Test for OPEC
  7. ^ [7], Shell signs Iran oil deal despite uncertainty over Trump
  8. ^ [8], Iranians tweet up a storm over nuclear talks
  9. ^ [9] Iran eager to re-enter the fray with oil exports
  10. ^ [10] CrossTalk: Trump targets Iran
  11. ^ [11] Trump Unveils Tough New Strategy On Iran
  12. ^ [12] Iran - Russia - Turkey Summit on the future of Syria
  13. ^ [13] Iran and the Future of Eurasian Connectivity
  14. ^ [14] The Iran nuclear deal created an opening for American businesses. Then Trump walked away.
  15. ^ [15], Tehran's 'Just do it' generation makes up for lost time.
  16. ^ [16], Tehran's 'Just do it' generation makes up for lost time.
  17. ^ [17], Madeleine K. Albright visit to the American Middle East Institute
  18. ^ [18], Linkedin Profile
  19. ^ [19] Global Growth Advisors
  20. ^ [20] Center for Iranian Music at Carnegie Mellon University
  21. ^ [21] Air Show Offers Opportunity to Main Players
  22. ^ [22] GGA Appointment to IPIS
  23. ^ [23] The Future of Education & Jobs
  24. ^ [24] Global Thinkers
  25. ^ [25] The Best Way to Learn AI for Children is to Solve Real Problems
  26. ^ [26] Learning Artificial Intelligence is About Developing All Types of Intelligence
  27. ^ [27] Your Little Toddler is Part of the Real AI Generation
  28. ^ [28] The AI Investment Every Parent Should Make
  29. ^ [29] Are you OBOR-ready?
  30. ^ [30] Iran and Trump World Order
  31. ^ [31] West Asia's New Alliance
  32. ^ [32] Iran and Russia: The emergence of a new connectivity alliance
  33. ^ [33] Iran and the next U.S. president
  34. ^ [34] Sino-Iranian strategic partnership: Shaping the future of Middle East
  35. ^ [35] Nuclear Negotiations; A Prelude to Middle East Peace
  36. ^ [36] Misinterpretation of Ayatollah Khamenei’s remarks on nuclear negotiations
  37. ^ [37] Iran’s Water Supply Challenge
  38. ^ [38] Middle East’s Future Health Crisis
  39. ^ [39] Russia reminds West of its Middle East leverage
  40. ^ [40] Iran’s Chabahar: An amalgamation of opportunities
  41. ^ [41] The First Foreign Investors in Iran’s Equity Market
  42. ^ [42] The Real Target of GOP Letter is not Iran, It’s Obama
  43. ^ [43] Iran's Indispensable Role in Middle East
  44. ^ [44] Mr. Netanyahu’s Blank Shot Strategy
  45. ^ [45] Saudi Succession and the Question of Oil
  46. ^ [46] US Mid-term Election & Obama’s Legacy
  47. ^ [47] Politics and Economics of the Oil Market
  48. ^ [48] Iran's Nuclear Deal & the Future of the Middle East
  49. ^ [49] Fast, Fledgling and Future-defining… Chinese moviegoers and their impact on the country’s movie industry
  50. ^ [50] Selective Openings: How Sanctions Relief Will Impact Iran’s Civil Aviation Industry
  51. ^ [51] It’s All About FOOTBALL!
  52. ^ [52] Iran’s Choice for UN Ambassador
  53. ^ [53] Don’t Expect Too Much Too Soon from Hassan Rouhani
  54. ^ [54] From Mozart to Rouhani
  55. ^ [55] Vladimir Putin & Nobel Peace Prize 2014
  56. ^ [56] Putin’s Version of “House of Cards”
  57. ^ [57] A Note on Ukraine / Putin…
  58. ^ [58] And the Oscar goes to…
  59. ^ [59] Assessing Risk in Saudi Arabia - New Realities in Wake of the Arab Spring
  60. ^ [60] How The Great Depression Inspired Iran into the Cloud
  61. ^ [61] Global Economy - Preparing for Cloudy Weather
  62. ^ [62] Saudi-Iranian Relations - & Rowhani's Presidency
  63. ^ [63] Rowhani & Challenges Ahead
  64. ^ [64] Iran - The New Art Market Frontier
  65. ^ [65] Joseph Kabila - in Perspective
  66. ^ [66] DRC - Why the Democratic Republic of Congo Matters...
  67. ^ [67] Tanzania - Gateway to East and Southeast Africa
  68. ^ [68] Cloud Computing - The Advent of Mass Entrepreneurship
  69. ^ [69] The Zimbabwean Economy - The Prospects for Stock Market Automation
  70. ^ [70] Solving the Iranian puzzle through trade
  71. ^ [71] Democracy via Technology
  72. ^ [72] Our moment in Iran: Exporting democracy through technology
  73. ^ [73] Afghanistan's Future - Focusing on internal stability and preserving national unity
  74. ^ [74] Iran in 2015 - Great Expectations and Great Responsibilities
  75. ^ [75] China's Economic Diplomacy and Influence in Iran
  76. ^ [76] Bringing Artificial Intelligence Education to the youth around the world
  77. ^ [77] Iran's strategic geography for the Eurasian Silk road
  78. ^ [78] Iran Economic Outlook after US existing JCPOA
  79. ^ [79] Skills You Will Need to Survive the Age of Automation
  80. ^ [80] Who the US and China have trade disputes with?
  81. ^ [81] 2018 Global Trends for Eastern Multinationals
  82. ^ [82] Future of Education & Jobs
  83. ^ [83] FArtificial Intelligence and Future of Higher Education
  84. ^ [84] Eastern Multinationals: Discussion with Chinese Executives on Globalization and Interconnected World
  85. ^ [85] Are you One Belt - One Road Ready?: Future of Education in the New World Order
  86. ^ [86] A Central Asian Silk Road: How Integration Can Enhance Security and Stability
  87. ^ [87] US - Iran Relations, Opportunities and Challanges
  88. ^ [88] The Emerging World in Trump Era
  89. ^ [89] Leonardo da Vinci: Book Review
  90. ^ [90] How much do we really read?
  91. ^ [91] Everybody Lies:Book Review
  92. ^ [92] Evicted: Book Review
  93. ^ [93] Chemistry:Book Review
  94. ^ [94] Born A Crime: Book Review
  95. ^ [95] RoozCast on Spotify
  96. ^ [96] RoozCast on Radio Public
  97. ^ [97] RoozCast on Apple iTunes
  98. ^ [98] RoozCast on Pocket Cast
  99. ^ [99] RoozCast on Google Podcast
  100. ^ [100] RoozCast on Podchaser
  101. ^ [101] RoozCast on Podchaser
  102. ^ [102] RoozCast on Breaker
  103. ^ [103], Iran’s indispensable role in Middle East.