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Event recordings

The Middle East Studies Forum hosts regular seminars and conferences. A selection of recordings of our recent events is available below – the full archive is also available on our YouTube channel.

15 October 2020 – Policy Dialogue III: Proxy dynamics and peace in Syria
Moderated by Dr Dara Conduit

30 September 2020 – Policy Dialogue II: Proxy dynamics and peace in Afghanistan
Moderated by Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh

10 September 2020 – Policy Dialogue I: Proxy dynamics and peace in Afghanistan Moderated by Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh

3 September 2020 – Professor Andrew Mumford – The Proxy Wars For and Against ISIS
Moderated by Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh

19 August 2020 – Professor Michelle Pace, Professor Haim Yacobi with Dr Marcelo Svirsky – Settler Colonialism (without Settlers) & Slow Violence in the Gaza Strip
Moderated by Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh

16 July 2020 – Assistant Professor Dana El Kurd – Polarized & Demobilized: Legacies of Authoritarianism in Palestine
Moderated by Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh

18 June 2020 – Dr. Jonathan Fulton – China between Iran and the Gulf Monarchies
Moderated by Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh

13 May 2020 – Dr. Raihan Ismail – Mobilizing Salafism against Jihadism
Moderated by Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh

23 April 2020 – Professor Abdullah Baabood – Covid-19 and Regional Relations
Moderated by Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh

18 March 2020 – WoMENA & MESF – International Women’s Day public panel: The voice of women is a revolution: Women in the Middle East’s uprisings
Moderated by Dr. Dara Conduit

16 October 2019 – Marika Sosnowski – Not Dead but Sleeping, the Diverse Ramifications of Ceasefire in Civil Wars: Evidence from Syria 
Moderated by Dr. Dara Conduit

9 September 2019 – Maher Mughrabi in conversation with Shahram Akbarzadeh – The Hobbesian Social Contract and the Middle East
Moderated by Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh

14 August 2019 – Donna Mulhearn and Ross Caputi – Political Leaders and Turkey’s inability to consolidate democracy
Moderated by Associate Professor Ben Isakhan

25 June 2019 – Dr Tezcan Gümüş – Political Leaders and Turkey’s inability to consolidate democracy
Moderated by Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh

17 April 2019 – Mohsen Solhdoost (University of Queensland) – Foreign States and Civil Wars
Moderated by Dr Dara Conduit

Project launch – Assessing the impact of foreign actors in the Syrian and Afghan proxy wars
Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh, Dr Dara Conduit and Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed

MESF conference 2018 keynote – Professor Fethi Mansouri (Deakin University) – End of the Spring?
Moderated by Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh (MESF

MESF conference 2018 keynote – Professor Anita Weiss (University of Oregon) – Foundations of Religious Extremism in South Asia
Moderated by Professor Samina Yasmeen (University of Western Australia)

13 July 2018 – Fiona McCallum (University of St Andrews) – Christians in the Middle East and Beyond Moderated by Dr Dara Conduit (MESF)
14 June 2018 – Zaki Mehchy (Syrian Center for Policy Research) – Short interview

14 June 2018 – Zaki Mehchy (SCPR) – The Cost of the Syrian Conflict
Moderated by Dr Dara Conduit (MESF)

1 June 2018 – Dr Michelle Burgis-Kasthala (ANU/University of Edinburgh) – Accountability for Syria? The Role of International Criminal Justice During and After the Conflict
Moderated by Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh (MESF)

23 May 2018 – Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh and Dr Dara Conduit (MESF) – The Demise of the Iran Nuclear Deal?
Moderated by Dr Zim Nwokora (Deakin University)

6 April 2018 – Muhammad Amir Rana (Pakistan Institute for Peace Studies), Moeen Cheema (ANU), Hamza Orakzai (ANU), Sonia Qadir (UNSW) – Regional Impact of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Moderated by Dr Zahid Ahmed (MESF)