MESF Ph.D candidate Abbas Farasoo presents at the CAIS Conference 2019

Recently, MESF Ph.D candidate Abbas Farasoo presented at the annual CAIS 2019 Conference. Abbas examined US-Pakistan relations in the context of the War on Terror. Link to Abbas’ research can be found here.


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‘Authoritarianism Populism and Islam’

At the recent ‘After Liberalism? Populism and the Future of Democracy’ conference, MESF members presented a panel titled ‘Authoritarianism Populism and Islam’.  For full conference run down see link.

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Dr. James Barry interviewed by SBS Armenian

On Nov. 20 Dr. James Barry was interviewed by Vahe Kateb from SBS Armenian and discussed his research on diaspora and his upcoming book ‘Armenian Christians in Iran’. Link here.

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Dr. Dara Conduit interviewed by SEPADPod

On Nov. 21 Dr. Dara Conduit was interviewed by Dr. Simon Mabon from SEPADPod to discuss her new book ‘The Muslim Brotherhood in Syria’. Link to interview here.

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Dr. Niamat Ibrahimi interviewed by ABC the World Today

On Nov. 20 Dr. Niamat Ibrahimi was interviewed on the ABC the World Today, discussing recent events around the Taliban prisoner swap. Full link here.

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Shahram Akbarzadeh

The Iranian Kurds’ transnational links: impacts on mobilization and political ambitions

New research from Prof. Akbarzadeh, Dr Laoutides, Dr Gourley and Dr. Ahmed has been published in Ethnic and Racial Studies. Link here.

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Prof Akbarzadeh presents at the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia conference.

On Nov. 18 Prof. Akbarzadeh provides some insight on citizenship, multiculturalism and integration at the FECCA. See link here.

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Prof. Shahram Akbarzadeh interviewed by News.com.au

On Nov. 12 Prof. Shahram Akbarzadeh contributed toward News.com.au article ‘Iran ramps up its nuclear capabilities as tensions with the US escalate’. Read full article here.

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Dr. David Tittensor presents at MESA 2019

Between 14-17 Nov, Dr. David Tittensor presented his paper ‘The Understated Islam of Ms. Marvel and the Issue of Relatability’ at the annual MESA Meeting was held in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Dr. Zahid Ahmed interviewed on SBS News

On Nov. 9 Dr. Zahid Shahab Ahmed offered his thoughts on regional peace and stability in the Kartarpur Corridor on SBS News (Urdu language).  See link here.

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