A Critique of the Need and Application of Peace Education in Pakistan

Research published by Dr. Zahid Ahmed examines challenges to Pakistan’s madrassa reform in the Asian Journal of Peacebuilding. See link here.




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UN paralysis over Syria: the responsibility to protect or regime change?

Prof. Akbarzadeh and Ph.D candidate Arif Saba argue the contradiction between protecting civilians and regime change undermines confidence in R2P. Link here.



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Prof. Shahram Akbarzadeh interviewed on 2ser 107.3

Professor Akbarzadeh discussed the economic ramifications from the US sanctions on Iran with The Daily program on 2ser 107.3.  Listen here.

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New book review of Armenian Christians in Iran

Dr. James Barry’s new book ‘Armenian Christians in Iran’ has been positively reviewed by Prof. Houri Berberian of UC Irvine. Read the review here.

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Iran’s leader is losing his grasp on power. Does this mean diplomacy is doomed?

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh examines Iran’s claims to start dismantling the nuclear accord on The Conversation.  Link here.


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Prof. Akbarzadeh interviewed on RN Drive

ICYMI: Professor Akbarzadeh was interviewed on RN Drive where he discussed rising tension in the UK-Iranian relations and internal pressures facing Iran.  Full interview here

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Prof. Akbarzadeh discusses key Middle East topics on SEPAD Podcast

Prof. Shahram Akbarzadeh discusses a variety of topics including the Iranian revolution, Islam and claims to legitimacy and sectarianism and more. Catch full interview here


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The language of hip hop and rap in Tunisia: socio-cultural mirror, authenticity tool, and herald of change

Dr. Zouhir Gabsi published a new paper in The Journal of North African Studies.  Read full article here

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Prof Mansouri presents at the Tunis Process for Intercultural Dialogue

Recently Professor Fethi Mansouri gave a plenary paper on Islam and Europe at the Tunis Process for Intercultural Dialogue. Link here.

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Dr. Ahmed leads discussion on preventing violent extremism through education

Dr. Zahid Shahab Ahmed presented at the National Defense University of Pakistan as part of the 2nd international peace symposium. See link here.

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