The initial core of the Iranian association of geopolitics was formed in the 1990s. At the meetings held to integrate scientific activities and share opinions among professors of geopolitics at Iranian universities, a later announcement of this scientific association composed of professors, students, and interested people in geopolitics was paved.
The foundation of the Iranian association of geopolitics was first proposed by Dr. Mohammadreza Hafeznia, professor in geopolitics at Tarbiat Modarres University in May 2000, and was ratified by 14 people including professors, graduates, and several Ph.D. students of geopolitics who helped fill in foundation license application forms to be submitted to the scientific societies bureau of the ministry of science, research, and technology.
The next step was preparing the charter of the association based on the official format issued by the scientific society bureau of the ministry of science, research, and technology.
After being approved by the aforementioned bureau, 37 professors and Ph.D. students filled out the necessary questionnaires. Furthermore, the pictures of similar associations and their names were submitted to the scientific society bureau at the ministry in June 2001 to clarify the background and necessity of the formation of such associations. The name “geopolitics” for the association was initially rejected by the bureau secretary, for which an explanatory letter was written to explain the reasons for the foundation and so naming of the Iranian association of geopolitics to be discussed in the next session.
At the session, in May 2012 the scientific societies bureau decided on the formation of the Iranian association of geopolitics and approved it.
After gaining the foundation license, the Iranian association of geopolitics was registered at the bureau of non-trading organizations and institutions with the registration number 15466 in June 2003. Later the selection committee appointing deputies of the association at different universities started to choose members. Nearly 70 people registered from among the professors, graduates, and Ph.D. and MA students and gained full, student, and dependent membership. Due to the novelty of the association, the board of directors holding 7 meetings determined the general lines and policies of the association. The second general assembly of the association was held in October 2004, opening a new chapter in the scope of the plans and activities of the Iranian association of geopolitics.