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Populist Performances and Religion in Global Perspective

Professor Ihsan Yilmaz is guest editing this Special Issue in Religions. Find out more here.

Palgrave/Macmillan Series in Populism

Professor Ihsan Yilmaz was recently appointed as the editor of Palgrave/Macmillan Series in Populism, and is currently receiving proposals for the series. Find out more here.

Future of Palestine : One state, Two states, No state

Professor Michelle Pace participated at a DIIS event on the Future of Palestine. You can access the recording here.

A testimony about the improper implementation of integration from Denmark

Professor Michelle Pace produced the video as part of a SIRUS project. Watch the full video here.

Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the Danish Labour Market: a summary report

Professor Michelle Pace reported on Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the Danish Labour Market in SIRIUS. Read more here.

Europe’s Role in MENA Conflict Zones: A Declining Influence?

On the 17 of February, Professor Michelle Pace will discuss Europe’s response to the humanitarian crisis resulting from the Syrian conflict at this Chatham House event. Find out more here.

Professor Michelle Pace appointed Associate Fellow at Chatham House

Congratulations to MESF member, Professor Michelle Pace, on recently being appointed Associate Fellow at Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs)’s Europe Program, London. Find out more here.

Iran Defends Hosting Taliban Delegation Despite Decades-Old Attacks In Afghanistan

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh recently provided commentary on Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty. Find out more here.

UK House of Lords International Relations and Defence Committee

In November 2020, MESF Convenor Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh made an invited witness statement to the UK House of Lords International Relations and Defence Committee on Iran’s role in Afghanistan. Find out more here.

Between Rebellion and Revolution: 10 Years after the Middle East Uprisings

If you were unable to attend the panel discussion featuring Alia Ibrahim, Asma Khalifa and Lama Fakih and presented by MESF, CAAR and WoMENA, you can now watch the full recording here.

Avoiding Violence: The Six Principles For Successful Political Transitions

On the tenth anniversary of the Arab Spring, A/Prof Ibrahim Fraihat published this article in the Brown University Journal of World Affairs. Read the article here.

Middle East Studies Forum 2020 Annual Report

MESF is pleased to launch our 2020 Annual Report. You can read the full report here.