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Moe S. Esfahlani, as CESAR’s Government and Industry Relations Manager, leads the stakeholder consultation component of the CESAR Pathways Project. The consultation process is aimed at validating, calibrating and refining CESAR’s computer-based simulations and its underlying assumptions. Moe’s work will engage provincial governments and key industrial actors in discussions on energy futures by organizing and administrating meetings, webinars and surveys, in collaboration with Canada’s National Energy Board.
Moe is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Communication, Media and Film at the University of Calgary. His dissertation investigates the social aspects of Germany’s Energy Transition or “Energiewende,” seeking to trace the diffusion of key ideas and values via communication and media artifacts. On a theoretical level, this project seeks to decipher the process of changing social value systems and understand social change from a communicational perspective.
Moe holds a Master in Business Administration from the RWTH Aachen University in Germany. He has worked in research and management positions in organizations such as the International Labour Organization, National Iranian American Council, and the Calgary Institute for the Humanities. His publications encompass game theory, actor network theory, social movements and environmental humanities.
- Critical Animal Studies: A Critical Introduction (2017). In Calgary: City of Animals (Chapter 2). Edited by James Ellis. University of Calgary Press.
- The Politics and Anti-Politics of Facebook in Context of the Iranian 2009 Presidential Elections and Beyond (2015). In Social Media in Iran: Politics and Society after 2009 (Chapter 7). Edited by Babak Rahimi and David Farris. SUNY Press.
- Facebook and Iranian Electoral Politics: An Actor-Network Perspective (2014). In TEM 2013: Proceedings of the Technology & Emerging Media Track – Annual Conference of the Canadian Communication Association (Victoria, June 5-7, 2013).
- Sanctions Cripple Iran’s Middle-Class, Not The Regime (2012). In FP – Foreign Policy .
- Identity, Social Categorization & Socio-Economic Consequences (2010). Master’s Thesis. RWTH Aachen University. Aachen, Germany.