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Webinar: Iranian Ways of War: From Cyrus the Great to Qassem Soleimani and Beyond

MESF invites you to this webinar (20/10/21) presented by A/Prof Ahmed Hashim (Deakin University) on his forthcoming book, Iranian Ways of War. Information and registration here.

Religion and Populism in the Global South: Islamist Civilisationism of Pakistan’s Imran Khan

Professor Ihsan Yilmaz has co-authored this open-access paper, recently published in Religions. Read it here.

Crafting displacement: Reconfigurations of heritage among Syrian artisans in Amman

MESF graduate research Sofya Shahab has recently had an article published in the Journal of Material Culture. Read it here.

Interpolating Gazans’ Non-Violence: Responsibilities in the Academy and the Media

MESF’s non-resident member Professor Michelle Pace has co-authored this paper recently published in Partecipazione & Conflitto. Read it here.

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh interview with CNA on the Taliban Interim Government

See the interview here.

Pakistan’s Role in the Future of Afghanistan

MESF’s Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed has this paper published in the Institute of South Asian Studies, Insights.

Read it here.

MESF is accepting expressions of interest for a PhD project to examine Australia’s foreign policy towards the Middle East

Supervised by Prof. Benjamin Isakhan and Prof. Shahram Akbarzadeh. Click their names for contact details.

Webinar alert: Iraqi Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding Across Local, National and Global Contexts | 28 Oct

With guest speaker Dr Yasmin Chilmeran of The Swedish Institute of Foreign Affairs. Register here.

Webinar Alert: Afghanistan’s crisis: the dangers of genocide and politicide | 23rd August | 4pm AEST

MESF is co-hosting this webinar with the ANU, UNSW Sydney & Latrobe University. 4pm today! Register here.

Authoritarianism, Democracy, Islamic Movements and Contestations of Islamic Religious Ideas in Indonesia

MESF’s Professor Ihsan Yilmaz has co-authored this paper, recently published in Religions. Read it here.

A Generation at Risk: The Impacts of Lebanon’s Escalating Humanitarian Crisis on Children

MESF’s DR Marian Abouzeid has co-authored this article published in Frontiers in Public Health. Read the article here.

Dr Dara Conduit has just won an ARC DECRA for her project on digital authoritarianism in Syria and Iran!

Her project title: Digital authoritarian practices and the 21st century autocrat