The rise of transactionalism in international relations

Galib Bashirov and Ihsan Yilmaz published a new article on Turkey EU relations in the Australian Journal of International Affairs. Read more here.

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2019 Middle East Studies Forum Annual Report published

On Feb. 6th the Middle East Studies Forum published their 2019 Annual Report.  You can view the report here.

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Prospects of a Peace Process in Afghanistan – Seminar Recording

On 3 Feb. The MESF seminar ‘Prospects of a Peace Process in Afghanistan’ took place. If you missed attending, our link is now available to our YouTube channel here.

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The complementarity of multiculturalism and interculturalism: theory backed by Australian evidence

On Feb. 10 Prof. Fethi Mansouri and Dr. Tariq Modood’s article was published in Ethnic and Racial Studies.  Link here.

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PhD Candidate Safi Taye wins the People’s Choice Award at the Three Minute Thesis competition

On Feb. 9 MESF PhD candidate Safiullah Taye was awarded the People’s Choice Award in the Three Minute Thesis competition at the Faculty of Arts & Education PhD Summer School! Congratulations!

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Impacts of the ‘War on Terror’ on the (De-)Humanization of Christians in Pakistan: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Media Reporting

On Jan. 7 Dr. Zahid Shahab Ahmed and Mr. Musharaf Zahoor published new research in Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations. Link here.

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PhD Candidate Sara Cheikh attends Activism 2020 Conference

On Feb. 10 MESF PhD candidate Sara Cheikh attended the Activism 2020 conference hosted by RMIT in Melbourne.

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PhD Candidate Safiullah Taye presents at the 2020 Development Studies Association Australia Conference

On Feb. 6 MESF PhD candidate Safiullah Taye presented his research findings at the 2020 Development Studies Association Australia in Melbourne.  His presentation was an outstanding success.

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Rap and Mizoued Music: Claiming a Space for Dissent and Protest in Post-Arab Spring Tunisia

On Feb. 2 Dr. Zouhir Gabsi published new research on the use of rap and Mizoued music as a means of escapism from the political and socio-economic conditions in Tunisia. See link here.

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Shahram Akbarzadeh

Prof. Shahram Akbarzadeh interviewed on TRTWorld

On Jan. 27 Prof. Akbarzadeh was interviewed on TRT World in relation to the recent attack on the US Embassy in Baghdad. Link here.

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