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Associate Professor Sally Totman Marshall interviewed by Triple J’s Hack program

Associate Professor Sally Totman Marshall was interviewed on the ABC Triply J’s Hack on ‘What Just happened in Turkey?’ Listen to the interview here.

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Dr David Tittensor interviewed on ABC Radio National

Dr David Tittensor was interviewed by the ABC’s Phillip Adams on Late Night Live in regards to the attempted July coup in Turkey. Listen to the interview here.

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State and Society in Iraq: Citizenship under Occupation, Dictatorship and Democratization (IB Tauris)

Associate Professor Ben Isakhan has co-edited a new book published by IB Tauris. View the details here here

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HRW’s Dr Amna Guellali to speak at a session on Democracy in Tunisia

MESF is pleased to welcome Human Rights Watch’s Dr Amna Guellali to discuss Democracy in Tunisia on May 12. Dr Amna Guellali is a Tunisia and Algeria researcher in Human Rights Watch’s Middle East and North Africa Division, investigating human rights abuses in both countries.

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MESF welcomes CAAR Visiting Fellow Professor Abdullah Baabood

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.

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Reem Sweid interviewed on ABC’s The Drum

Reem Sweid was interviewed on ABC’s The Drum in a segment titled ’These Muslims want to make Islam more progressive.’ Watch the interview here.

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Hard times ahead for President Rouhani

Shahram Akbarzadeh and Dara Conduit have published an OpEd in The Diplomat following the OIC’s decision to issue a scathing communiqué on Iran. Read the piece here.

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Is Winter Coming? The Future of Democracy in Turkey

MESF panel event: Is Winter Coming? The Future of Democracy in Turkey

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.

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Five ways a Trump presidency would impact Australia

Associate Professor Benjamin Isakhan and Dr Zim Nwokora have published a new piece in The Conversation. Read the article here.

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Iran: Pragmatist dealmakers in ascent

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh published a new piece on the Lowy Institute’s The Interpreter blog on Iran’s latest political machinations. Read the piece here.

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