Professor Baabood will be speaking at Deakin University about Gulf Security and Regional Dynamics on May 23. Dr Abdullah Baabood is the Director the Gulf Studies Center at Qatar University. His visit is sponsored by the Council for Australian-Arab Relations.
Dr David Tittensor (Deakin University), William Gourlay (Monash University) and Erdem Koç (La Trobe University) will discuss the future of democracy in Turkey at a MESF panel event on May 2.
Associate Professor Benjamin Isakhan and Dr Zim Nwokora have published a new piece in The Conversation. Read the article here.
Shahram Akbarzadeh and Dara Conduit have publish edited volume on President Rouhani’s foreign policy, which brings together contributions from speakers at MESF’s 2014 Iran in the World conference. For more details, including a sample chapter, visit here
MESF is pleased to be hosting a seminar by Professor Mark Farha (Georgetown University) on ‘Overcoming Sectarian Faultlines after the Arab Uprisings.’ Dr. Farha is in Australia to report on the culmination of a Qatar National Priorities Research Grant awarded to MESF’s Professor Shahram
Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh has published a new piece in The Guardian on the deteriorating Iran-Saudi relationship. View the article here.