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Middle East Studies Forum

AT DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
RANKED THE TOP INSTITUTION FOR MIDDLE EAST AND ISLAMIC STUDIES RESEARCH IN AUSTRALIA IN 2020

The Middle East Studies Forum (MESF) is a leading centre of scholarship on the Middle East at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University. MESF hosts world-class projects and scholarship in the field of Middle East and Central Asian studies and languages.

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The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation is proud to co-lead an international research consortium for Elrha’s Global Prioritisation Exercise

The GPE is a landmark global initiative to map humanitarian research and innovations and investment priorities to improve impact. MESF's Dr Marian Abouzeid is the Deputy Lead for the mapping component. Find more information here.

March 3, 2022
Book Launch: Routledge Handbook of EU-Middle East Relations (2/3/22)

MESF's Professor Michelle Pace will be participating in discussions following the launch of the Routledge Handbook of EU-Middle East Relations. Find more information and register here.

March 2, 2022
Religion, Extremism and Violence in South Asia

MESF Convenor Shahram Akbarzadeh and Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed are editors of this new book published by Palgarave Macmillan. Find the book here.

February 8, 2022
Decolonising (Knowledge on) Euro–Mediterranean Relations: Insights on Shared Histories and Futures

MESF's non-resident member Professor Michelle Pace has published a chapter in 'Decolonising (Knowledge on) Euro–Mediterranean Relations: Insights on Shared Histories and Futures' (IAI Research Studies). Read the chapter 'Concluding Reflections: Decolonising Knowledge on Euro–Mediterranean Relations' here.

February 1, 2022
Iran and the United States: Four Decades of Tension and Missed Opportunities

MESF's non-resident member Professor Anoush Ehteshami has an article published by The European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed). Read the article here.

January 31, 2022
Routledge Handbook of EU–Middle East Relations out now!

MESF's non-resident member Professor Michelle Pace is an editor of the recently published Routledge Handbook of EU-Middle East Relations. Find the handbook here.

January 31, 2022
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May
2022
MESF Celebrates Ph.D. Completion

MESF Celebrates Ph.D. Completion

02
May
2022
The implications of the war in Ukraine for the Middle East

The implications of the war in Ukraine for the Middle East

Prof. Sadegh Zibakalam (University of Tehran), A/Prof Nikolay Kozhanov (the Gulf Studies Center of Qatar University), A/Prof Anicée Van Engeland (Cranfield University) in conversation with Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh

10
November
2021
Iran in an Emerging New World Order

Iran in an Emerging New World Order

Dr Ali Fathollah-Nejad (Free University of Berlin)

28
October
2021
Iraqi Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding Across Local, National and Global Contexts

Iraqi Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding Across Local, National and Global Contexts

Dr Yasmin Chilmeran (Swedish Institute of International Affairs)

20
October
2021
Iranian Ways of War: From Cyrus the Great to Qassem Soleimani and Beyond

Iranian Ways of War: From Cyrus the Great to Qassem Soleimani and Beyond

A/Prof Ahmed Hashim (Deakin University)

28
June
2021
Iran’s Thirteenth Presidential Elections: Regional and International Implications

Iran’s Thirteenth Presidential Elections: Regional and International Implications

Professor Mehran Kamrava (Georgetown University), Dr Sanam Vakil (Chatham House),, Dr Nikolay Kozhanov (Qatar University) and Dr Luciano Zaccara (Qatar University)