Dr Bijan Rouhani
My PhD is in the History and Conservation of Architectural Heritage from the University of Rome, La Sapienza, Italy. Thesis: International Principles for the Protection of Cultural Heritage during Armed Conflicts. I have a Master’s degree in the Conservation and Restoration of Historic Monuments and Sites.
I am Vice-President of the Scientific Committee on Risk Preparedness of ICOMOS (ICOMOS-ICORP), and Vice-Chair of the ICOMOS Working Group for Safeguarding of Cultural Heritage in Syria and Iraq; representative of ICOMOS on the International Board of the Blue Shield; Director of AMAL in Heritage at Global Heritage Fund (GHF) – Cultural heritage emergency management tools and training for the MENA region; Project Specialist for Cultural Heritage Condition Assessment, Planning and Preservation at American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) Cultural Heritage Initiatives for Syria and Iraq; expert, author, and content developer of the distance learning course on Heritage and Risk Management, Athabasca University, Canada; and member of the Executive Board of the Society for Iranian Archaeology (SIA).