Adib Farhadi

Adib Farhadi

Assistant Professor & Faculty Director of Executive Education


Office: CPR 468F
Phone: 813.974.3582


Adib Farhadi is an Assistant Professor of Peace & Conflict in the Department of Religious Studies and Faculty Director of Executive Education. He is a recognized global leader in fragile and post-conflict states with more than 20 years of experience in stabilization, reconstruction and economic development.

Dr. Farhadi teaches courses related to peace and conflict, economic development, governance and countering violent extremism. His research has focused on the economic impact and modeling of the ‘Silk Road’ projects essential to bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan and the entire region.

Drawing from his extensive experience in government, international organizations, and the private sector, Dr. Farhadi brings a unique policy-practitioner’s perspective to the study of religion, peace & conflict in a global context.

Dr. Farhadi earned a B.S. in Biology from East Carolina University, an M.A. in Liberal Studies from New York University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Canberra. He has been a visiting scholar in the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Canberra, Institute for Governance & Policy Analysis.

He also directs the College of Arts & Sciences’ Executive Education, where he teaches courses on topics such as global leadership, strategic negotiations, conflict resolution and cross-cultural communication.