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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
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.
The GPE is a landmark global initiative to map humanitarian research and innovations and investment priorities to improve impact. MESF's Dr Marian Abouzeid is the Deputy Lead for the mapping component. Find more information here.
MESF's Professor Michelle Pace will be participating in discussions following the launch of the Routledge Handbook of EU-Middle East Relations. Find more information and register here.
MESF Convenor Shahram Akbarzadeh and Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed are editors of this new book published by Palgarave Macmillan. Find the book here.
MESF's non-resident member Professor Michelle Pace has published a chapter in 'Decolonising (Knowledge on) Euro–Mediterranean Relations: Insights on Shared Histories and Futures' (IAI Research Studies). Read the chapter 'Concluding Reflections: Decolonising Knowledge on Euro–Mediterranean Relations' here.
MESF's non-resident member Professor Anoush Ehteshami has an article published by The European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed). Read the article here.
Satire and the State in Saudi Arabia
Dr Jessie Moritz (Australian National University)
MESF Celebrates Ph.D. Completion
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
Iran in an Emerging New World Order
Dr Ali Fathollah-Nejad (Free University of Berlin)
Iraqi Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding Across Local, National and Global Contexts
Dr Yasmin Chilmeran (Swedish Institute of International Affairs)
Iranian Ways of War: From Cyrus the Great to Qassem Soleimani and Beyond
A/Prof Ahmed Hashim (Deakin University)