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Middle East Studies Forum
AT DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
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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 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.
Professor Ihsan Yilmaz has co-authored this open-access paper, recently published in Religions. Read it here.
MESF graduate research Sofya Shahab has recently had an article published in the Journal of Material Culture. Read it here.
MESF's non-resident member Professor Michelle Pace has co-authored this paper recently published in Partecipazione & Conflitto. Read it here.
See the interview here.
MESF's Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed has this paper published in the Institute of South Asian Studies, Insights. Read it here.
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)
Iran’s Thirteenth Presidential Elections: Regional and International Implications
Professor Mehran Kamrava (Georgetown University), Dr Sanam Vakil (Chatham House),, Dr Nikolay Kozhanov (Qatar University) and Dr Luciano Zaccara (Qatar University)
Human Rights Watch’s New Report on Israel: A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution
Omar Shakir, Human Rights Watch
US and NATO Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Implications for the Future
Farkhondeh Akbari (The Australian National University), Dr Niamatullah Ibrahimi (La Trobe University), Prof William Maley (The Australian National University) and moderated by Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh (Deakin University)
Iran’s 2021 Presidential election and book launch Presidential Elections in Iran: Islamic Idealism Since the Revolution
Prof John Keane (University of Sydney) Dr Sanam Vakil (Chatham House) Dr Mahmoud Pargoo (Deakin University) and moderated by Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh (Deakin University)