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Middle East Studies Forum

AT DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
RANKED THE TOP INSTITUTION FOR MIDDLE EAST AND ISLAMIC STUDIES RESEARCH IN AUSTRALIA IN 2020 AND 2022

The Middle East Studies Forum (MESF) is a leading centre of scholarship on the Middle East at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University. MESF hosts world-class projects and scholarship in the field of Middle East and Central Asian studies and languages.

MESF Latest

News

Congratulations to Prof Ihsan Yilmaz on his new ARC success
December 6, 2022
Great congratulation to Prof Benjamin Isakhan

Congratulations to Prof Benjamin Isakhan for being named Australia’s Leading Researcher in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies in the The Australian annual research report.

November 29, 2022
The Top Institution For Middle East And Islamic Studies Research

MESF Ranked as The Top Institution For Middle East And Islamic Studies Research In Australia In 2022 again

November 22, 2022
Congratulations Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed

Congratulations to Dr Zahid Shahab’s well_ deserved promotion To Senior Research Fellow.

November 7, 2022
The Islamic Republic of Iran: Is this the end?

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh spoke at the Australian Institute of International Affairs Victoria (AIIA) in a webinar in partnership with MESF at 6:00 pm 8th of November. More info here

November 7, 2022
Change is in the Air: The Protests in Iran

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh published an opinion article in Democracy Paradox.  It can be found here

October 7, 2022
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December
2022
The Middle East in Transition

The Middle East in Transition

02
June
2022
Satire and the State in Saudi Arabia

Satire and the State in Saudi Arabia

Dr Jessie Moritz (Australian National University)

27
May
2022
MESF Celebrates Ph.D. Completion

MESF Celebrates Ph.D. Completion

02
May
2022
The implications of the war in Ukraine for the Middle East

The implications of the war in Ukraine for the Middle East

Prof. Sadegh Zibakalam (University of Tehran), A/Prof Nikolay Kozhanov (the Gulf Studies Center of Qatar University), A/Prof Anicée Van Engeland (Cranfield University) in conversation with Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh

10
November
2021
Iran in an Emerging New World Order

Iran in an Emerging New World Order

Dr Ali Fathollah-Nejad (Free University of Berlin)

28
October
2021
Iraqi Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding Across Local, National and Global Contexts

Iraqi Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding Across Local, National and Global Contexts

Dr Yasmin Chilmeran (Swedish Institute of International Affairs)