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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.
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.
MESF Ranked as The Top Institution For Middle East And Islamic Studies Research In Australia In 2022 again
Congratulations to Dr Zahid Shahab’s well_ deserved promotion To Senior Research Fellow.
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
Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh published an opinion article in Democracy Paradox. It can be found here
Everyday Choices: The Role of Competing Authorities and Social Institutions in Politics and Development
Prof Ellen Lust
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