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What Iranian women want: rights, jobs and a seat at the table

Read Azadeh Davachi’s latest analysis of women and the Iranian election on The Conversation Global.

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Rouhani’s win a Victory for Reform, will Trump waste Opportunity?

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh has published a new piece on the Iranian election result on Informed Comment. Read here.

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Shahram Akbarzadeh plays role as Acting Secretary-General at a Model UN Conference

On May 20, MESF Convenor Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh was the Acting Secretary-General at a Model UN Conference. Read more.

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Azadeh Davachi interviewed on ABC News 24

MESF PhD candidate Azadeh Davachi was interviewed on ABC News 24 on today’s election in Iran. Watch the video here.

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Hassan Rouhani’s economic legacy may be his key to winning a second term

Read Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh’s comments on the Iranian election in The Conversation Global here.

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Raisi victory as president to put Iran on unpredictable path

MESF’s Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh was interviewed by Trend News Agency on the forthcoming Iranian election. Read the piece here.

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A second term for President Rouhani best for Iran and the world

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh argues that President Rouhani’s probable re-election is good news for the Middle East. Read here.

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Monologue and Authority in Iran: Ethnic and Religious Heteroglossia in the Islamic Republic

Dr James Barry has published a chapter in a new OUP volume on The Monolithic Imagination, edited by Matt Tomlinson and Julian Millie (eds). Access the volume here.

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State and Society in Iraq: Citizenship under Occupation, Dictatorship and Democratization

A/Prof Benjamin Isakhan’s most recent edited book (with Shamiran Mako and Fadi Dawood) on State and Society in Iraq has been published with I.B. Tauris here.

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Layers of religious and political iconoclasm under the Islamic State

MESF’s A/Prof Ben Isakhan and Dr Antonio González Zarandona have published a new paper in the International Journal of Heritage Studies. Read the paper here.

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