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Shepparton most accepting community of Muslims in country, study

Prof Ishan Yilmaz and Dr James Barry’s latest research on community cohesion found that the regional city of Shepparton is ‘a welcoming and cohesive community.’ Read about their findings in the Shepparton News.

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Prof Akbarzadeh discusses Iran at University of Melbourne

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh discussed what it was like living in Iran during the revolution to students of Crisis Zone: Islam and Resistance at the University of Melbourne.

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Dr Dara Conduit’s PhD thesis is finalist for TRI Thesis Award

Dr Dara Conduit’s PhD thesis on the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria was recognised by the Terrorism Research Initiative as a finalist for its annual thesis award! Dr Conduit was awarded her PhD by Monash University, where she also won the Social and Political Sciences program 2017 Best Thesis Prize.

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Polling in authoritarian climates

Dr Dara Conduit gave a paper at the World Congress of Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES) on the opinion polling that took place in Iran in the lead-up to the 2017 presidential election.

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Iran gains ground as the Middle East descends into chaos

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh gave a paper at the World Congress of Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES) on Iran.

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Dr Ibrahimi interviewed in BBC Persian article

BBC Persian has published a new piece on the escalation of sectarian attacks in Afghanistan, with comment from MESF’s Dr Niamat Ibrahimi (in Persian). Read the article here.

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Dr Zarandona working as part of Forensic Architecture team

MESF’s Dr Antonio Gonzalez Zarandona is working on an exciting project as part of the Forensic Architecture team, in the upcoming exhibition Maps of Defiance, the UK entry to the London Design Biennale (4 Sept – 23 Sept), curated by the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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Dr David Tittensor interviewed on Turkey

Dr David Tittensor was interviewed in The New Daily on Turkey’s currency crisis. Read the full text here.

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Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed to talk at AIIA in Sydney

Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed will be speaking at the Australian Institute of International Affairs in Sydney on August 28 on Pakistan Under Imran Khan: New or Old? Details here.

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Dr Niamat Ibrahimi talks at Hazara Human Rights Forum

MESF’s Dr Niamat Ibrahimi spoke at the Hazara Human Rights Forum, which was hosted by the University of Western Sydney on August 15. Read about it here.

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