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B Biejan Poor Toulabi

Curriculum Vitae

Correspondence EMPLOYMENT
biejan@toulabi.com
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Web 2012 – 2017: • Lecturer in International Relations (0.7 ft)
www.toulabi.com • Program Manager of the bachelor/premaster/master Political Science and the LL.M Law
and Politics of International Security (0.3 ft)
Nationality
Dutch Studiekring BV, Almere
2012: Tutor (Dutch, English, mathematics, economics, business economics)
Gender
Male United Netherlands Foundation & Radboud University Nijmegen
2010 – 2011: Board Member & Director of Academics / Head Delegate
Languages Designed, taught, and managed the 10-EC program ‘United Nations and Multilateral Diplomacy’.
Dutch (Native)
English (Fluent) SteelConsult International, Amsterdam
Farsi (Proficient) 2008 – 2010: Junior Consultant
Strategy consulting, market research, and business planning/modelling for clients in the steel industry.

EDUCATION
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
2017 – 2020: PhD International Relations (external)
Research project on the drivers of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons programs.

2012 – 2013: LLM Law and Politics of International Security (Cum Laude)
Master’s in international relations and law, focusing on international security (GPA: 8.3/10).
Thesis: qualitative comparative analysis of the causes of nuclear proliferation (grade: 8.5/10).

2011 – 2012: Premaster Political Science
1-year BSc. level diploma program. GPA: 9.0/10.

2006 – 2011: BSc International Business Administration


Focus: finance; social and economic history. Thesis: quantitative analysis of the performance of Islamic
Bond funds (grade: 8.0/10); shortlisted among 30 best undergrad theses in the Netherlands and Belgium
(SRC 2012).

Radboud University Nijmegen


2009 – 2010: Minor ‘United Nations & Multilateral Diplomacy’
Six-month multidisciplinary honors course in international relations, law, economics, and diplomacy.
Won team and individual awards at Harvard and Oxford model UN conferences.

VOLUNTEERING & LEADERSHIP


Pugwash Netherlands (Pugwash Conferences on Science & World Affairs)
2014 – Present: Treasurer & Boardmember

United Netherlands Foundation, Nijmegen
2012 – 2014: Vice-President of Advisory Board
Advising the United Netherlands board on strategy, academics, and human resource management.

Youth Atlantic Treaty Association, Netherlands Chapter


2013 – 2014: Boardmember

Comité 1F–Beleid Foundation, Amsterdam


2008 – 2010: Co-Founder, Vice Chair & Treasurer
The foundation offered legal and policy advice on the implementation of Article 1F (UN Refugee
Convention) in Dutch migration policy and pro-bono legal aid to 1F-refugees to prevent deportation.
Responsibilities included management of foundation and finances, organization of activities, and
supervision of project teams.

TEACHING ( Syllabi available on request)
• Supervision of Bachelor theses in International Relations track of the BSc. Political Science.
• MA Course ‘Workshop in International Relations’ – Vrije Universiteit (2015).
• BA1 Course ‘Bachelorwerkgroep 1’ – Vrije Universiteit (2014): Modern western political ideologies and the Dutch political system
in a European context.
• BA1 Course ‘Bachelorwerkgroep 2’ – Vrije Universiteit (2014): Academic research and writing.
• BA1 Course ‘Bachelorwerkgroep 3’ – Vrije Universiteit (2012, ‘13, ‘14, ‘15, ‘16, ‘17): Theory and practice of international nuclear
politics.
• BA3 Course ‘Research Paper International Security’ – Vrije Universiteit (2014): Supervision of group research projects.
• BA3 Course ‘Politics of International Security’ – Vrije Universiteit (2013).
• BA3 Course ‘United Nations & Multilateral Diplomacy’ – Radboud University (2010/’11). Multi-disciplinary honors course in
international relations, law, economics, and diplomacy, combined with travel to Model UN conferences at Harvard and Oxford.
• Workshop ‘Public Speaking’ – Vrije Universiteit Summer Course (August 2012, ‘13, ‘14).
PAPERS/PUBLICATIONS
In preparation / to be submitted for publication

Poor Toulabi, B. (--). Paper investigating the drivers of nuclear weapons programs using qualitative comparative analysis (QCA).
Manuscript in progress

Poor Toulabi, B. (--). Paper investigating the drivers of chemical and biological weapons programs using qualitative comparative
analysis (QCA). Manuscript in progress.

Poor Toulabi, B. (2019). No ‘Poor Man’s Atomic Bomb’: Assessing the (Non-)Spread of Chemical and Biological Weapons, 1946-2010.
Completed manuscript

Poor Toulabi, B. (2019). Biological Weapons Program Status Codebook. Completed manuscript.

Poor Toulabi, B. (2019). Chemical Weapons Program Status Codebook. Completed manuscript.

Poor Toulabi, B. (2019). Nuclear Weapons Program Status Codebook. Completed manuscript.

Poor Toulabi, B. (2015). What Causes Nuclear Weapons Proliferation and Restraint? Theory, Empirics, and the Quantitative Turn.
Completed mansucript.

Conference papers

Poor Toulabi, B. (2017). The Global Nuclear Order: From Nonproliferation To Nuclear Ban. Paper presented at the 10th International
Student/Young Pugwash Conference, Astana, Kazakhstan, 23-24 August, 2017.

Poor Toulabi, B. (2017). The Perils of Collecting Proliferation Data: A New Dataset on the Spread of Chemical and Biological Weapons.
Paper presented at the 58th International Studies Association Conference, February 22-25, 2017, Baltimore, MD.

Poor Toulabi, B. (2014). Configuring Proliferation: A Qualitative Comparative Analysis of Nuclear Decision-Making.
Paper presented at the 13th Politicologenetmaal (annual conference of the Dutch and Belgian political science associations), 12-13
June 2014, Maastricht.

Poor Toulabi, B. (2013). The Shatterer of Worlds: A Qualitative Comparative Analysis of the Legal and Political Dimensions of
Nuclear Proliferation. Paper presented at the 8th International Student/Young Pugwash (ISYP) Conference, Istanbul, 30–31
October 2013.

Poor Toulabi, B. (2012). God-fearing Bonds: A Quantitative Performance Analysis of Islamic Bond Funds. In Proceedings of the
Student Research Conference 2012 (pp. 236–39), 21 November 2012, Utrecht University. Utrecht: Vereniging van Samenwerkende
Nederlandse Universiteiten (double blind peer review).

Published

Poor Toulabi, B. (2014). Nuclear Myths and Atlantic Realities. Atlantisch Perspectief, 38(1), 24–28.
ACTIVITIES & CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION
• Co-organizer and discussant of a Young Pugwash Netherlands panel on the future of tactical nuclear weapons in the Netherlands with
Sadet Karabulut (member of parliament for Socialist Party) and Susi Snyder (PAX for Peace), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 3 June,
2019.
• Participant in 62nd Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs, Astana, Kazakhstan, 25-29 August, 2017. Rapporteur for
Working Group 1: ‘Nuclear disarmament and the UN negotiation process to prohibit nuclear weapons.’
• Participant in 10th International Student/Young Pugwash Conference, Astana, Kazakhstan, 23-24 August, 2017.
• Co-organizer with Susi Snyder and Selma van Oostwaard (PAX for Peace) of a panel discussion on ‘Nuclear Ban in the Making’ at
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, May 22, 2017.
• Presented paper at the 58th International Studies Association Conference, February 22-25, 2017, Baltimore, MD (received travel grant
of €2,000 from ACCESS Europe to participate).
• Participant in “EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2015”, organized by the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium,
Brussels, 11–12 November 2015.
• Co-convener with Tom Sauer (Antwerp University) and Niels van Willigen (Leiden University) of a section on ‘Nuclear Governance’
at the Politcologenetmaal (annual conference of the Dutch and Belgian political science associations), Maastricht, The Netherlands,
12-13 June 2014.
• Participant in the Atlanctic Council of Montenegro’s 2014 To Be Secure Forum: ‘Nato in the 21st Century: New Threats and New
Theaters’, Budva, Montenegro, 29-31 May 2014.
• Invited participant in SIPRI/THIGJ roundtable: ‘Uncertainty and Disputed Values: The Role of Non-state Actors in Global Nuclear
Security’ at the Nuclear Knowledge Summit, The Hague, 20 March 2014.
• Participant in 60th Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs, Istanbul, Turkey, 1-5 November 2013. Working Group 1:
‘Nuclear weapons and their eliminiation.’
• Participant in 8th International Student/Young Pugwash Conference, Istanbul, 30-31 October 2013.
• Chair of session on ‘Non-state actors: black holes, terrorism, pirates and other cross border criminals’ at World Foresight Forum
2011, The Hague, 13 April 2011.
• Organiser and moderator of seminar on micro-finance at Radboud University, Nijmegen, 2011.
• Organiser and moderator of seminar on Dutch 1F-policy at VU University Amsterdam, 2009.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
• University Teaching Qualification/Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (obtained August 2017).
• Two-day course ‘Supervising theses and research’ at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam(January-February 2015).
• Workshop “Configurational Research with QCA and CNA”, University of Geneva, 2–6 November 2015 (received travel grant of
€1,600 from ACCESS Europe to participate).
• Participant in the 6th Summer Program on “Disarmament & Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction in a Changing
World”, organized by T.M.C. Asser Institute and OPCW, The Hague, 31 August – 4 September 2015 (received scholarship of
€1,495 from T.M.C. Asser to participate).

HONORS
• Nominated by Vrije Universiteit for 2013 ECHO Award for migrant student talent in The Netherlands.
• Outstanding Delegate Award at Harvard National Model United Nations 2010.
• Best International Delegation Award at Harvard National Model United Nations 2010.
• Honourable Mention at Oxford International Model United Nations 2009.
• Winner 2004 Dutch National High School Debating Competition (OWNHL).