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Professor Akbarzadeh to speak at AIIA on Iran

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh will give an invited talk on Tuesday June 19 on ‘Diplomatic Success or Defective Deal? Untangling the Iran Nuclear Plan’ at the Australian Institute of International Affairs. Details here.

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‘People still believe in Syria’: Searching for a shattered nation

Dr Dara Conduit’s CAAR sponsored guest Zaki Mehchy received a write up in The Sydney Morning Herald. Read it here.

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The Syrian Conflict: How it affects Economics, Health and Education

MESF/CAAR visiting speaker Zaki Mehchy spoke at Sydney Ideas on ‘The Syrian Conflict: How it affects Economics, Health and Education’ on June 12. Catch up with the audio recording.

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Russia Doesn’t Solve Conflicts, It Silences Them

Read Dr Ibrahim Fraihat’s latest writing in Foreign Policy (with Leonid Issaev) on Russia’s involvement in the Middle East here.

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Hewing a stone of hope out of Syria’s mountain of despair

MESF and CAAR’s visiting speaker Zaki Mehchy was interviewed by The Age’s Maher Mughrabi. Read the interview here.

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Prof Fethi Mansouri interviewed for AAIMS

Professor Fethi Mansouri participated in a short video for the Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies. Watch the video here.

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MESF hosts the SCPR’s Zaki Mehchy

MESF’s Dr Dara Conduit received a grant from the Council for Australian-Arab Relations to bring the Syrian Centre for Policy Research’s Zaki Mehchy to Australia for a speaking tour. Read about his events and media here.

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Dr Ibrahim Fraihat interviewed on al-Jazeera

MESF’s Dr Ibrahim Fraihat was interviewed on al-Jazeera’s Inside Story on the protests in Jordan. Watch the full program here.

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The lure of Islamism in Central Asia

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh has published a new paper in the Springer Handbook of Contemporary Islam and Muslim Lives on Islamism in Central Asia. Access it here.

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MESF researchers discuss the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal

MESF hosted a public panel event on May 23 at which Iran researchers Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh and Dr Dara Conduit discussed the future of the Iran nuclear deal. Read more.

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