Nima Baghdadi

Assistant Teaching Professor

Politics and International Relations

Office: MMC, SIPA 404

Phone: 305-348-3291


Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Baghdadi is a visiting professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations. He received his Ph.D in Political Science from Florida International University, and holds two Master’s degrees in Political Science and International Relations. His doctorate dissertation, titled “Dynamics of Iranian-Saudi Relations in the Regional Security Complex of the Persian Gulf,” received the AY-2018 best dissertation award from the School of International and Public Affairs. Baghdadi particularly traces the dynamics of Iranian-Saudi relations and focuses his research and writing in this area. He also teaches a variety of courses including, but not limited to, National Security and Strategy, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies, Islam in International Relations, Politics of the Middle East, Theories of International Relations, and Development of International Relations Thoughts. He regularly appears in academic conferences and contributes to a number of academic journals as a reviewer.    

Areas of Expertise

Security Studies with a focus on the Middle East and Dynamics of Iranian-Saudi Relations


BA, Azad University - Tehran South Branch, English Translation, 2003
MA, Allameh Tabatabee University, International Relations, 2007
MA, Florida International University, Political Science, 2013
PhD, Florida International University, Political Science, 2018