Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif (Persian: محمد جواد ظریف), (b. 8 January 1960) is a former Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations. Events 871 - Battle of Ashdown - Ethelred of Wessex defeats a Danish invasion army Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iran topics. The United Nations ( UN) is an International organization whose stated aims are to facilitate cooperation in International law, International security He presented his credentials to the United Nations Secretary-General on August 5, 2002. The Secretary-General of the United Nations is the head of the Secretariat, one of the principal organs of the United Nations. Events 642 - Battle of Maserfield - Penda of Mercia defeats and kills Oswald of Bernicia. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. From 1992 until his appointment to the U. Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar) N. , he had worked as the Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs. Between 1989 and 1992, he had been the Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
Javad Zarif attended the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver and obtained a Ph.D. in International Law and Policy. The University of Denver (DU 's Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS is graduate school located in Ben Cherrington Hall (BCH on the DU campus The University of Denver ( DU) founded in 1864 is the oldest private University in the Rocky Mountain Region of the United States. "PhD" redirects here for other uses see PhD (disambiguation. He also attended San Francisco State University as a graduate student in the Department of International Relations. San Francisco State University (informally referred to as San Francisco State, SF State, State and SFSU) is a public University
In 2000, Zarif served as chairman of the Asian Preparatory Meeting of the World Conference on Racism and as the chairman of the United Nations Disarmament Commission.
Zarif was also a Professor of International Law at the Tehran University. The University of Tehran ( also known as Tehran University and UT, is the oldest and largest university of Iran. He has served on the board of editors of a number of scholarly journals, including the Iranian Journal of International Affairs and Iranian Foreign Policy and has written extensively on disarmament, human rights, international law, and regional conflicts. 
Zarif resigned from his position as Permanent Representative of Iran on July 6, 2007. Events 1044 - The Battle of Ménfő takes place 1189 - Richard the Lionheart is crowned King of England Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. He was succeeded by Mohammad Khazaee. Mohammad Khazaee (محمد خزاعی born April 12, 1953, Kashmar, Iran [http//www   
In 2007, Zarif was a headline speaker at a American Iranian Council conference in New Brunswick, New Jersey including Chuck Hagel, Dennis Kucinich, Nicholas Kristof, and Anders Liden to discuss Iranian-American relations, and potential ways to increase dialogue and avoid conflict. New Brunswick, also known as "the Healthcare City" or "Hub City" is a city and the County seat of Middlesex County Charles Timothy " Chuck " Hagel (born October 4, 1946) is the senior United States Senator from Nebraska. Dennis John Kucinich (kuˈsɪnɪtʃ (born October 8[[ 946]] is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives and was a candidate for Nicholas Donabet Kristof (born April 27, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American Journalist, Author, op-ed Anders Lidén (1949 in Oskarshamn, Sweden) is the Ambassador to the United Nations from Sweden Iranian Americans are American citizens of Iranian ethnicity or heritage 
Zarif currently teaches at Iran's School of International Relations in Tehran.