The Middle East Studies Forum is delighted to welcome the University of Queensland’s Mohsen Solhdoost to speak at a lunchtime seminar on Foreign States and Civil War. Please join us on April 17 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm. RSVP to by April 12 for catering purposes.

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Wednesday 17 April 2019
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Level 2, Building BC, Deakin University Burwood

External support to NSAGs, as a pattern of foreign policy behaviour, is highly likely to produce unintended outcomes, a.k.a. blowback. Using Role theory, I argue that national role conception constitutes the frame of foreign policy decision-making in such a way that external support turns out to be the least bad option.

Mohsen Solhdoost bio

Mohsen Solhdoost is a PhD candidate in the School of Political Science and International Studies at University of Queensland. Mohsen did his undergraduate studies in Iran, completed a couple of postgraduate programs on International Relations at United Nations University in Japan (2008), Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Transformation (2009), and Fordham University in U.S.A (2010). He also studied a Master of Arts in British Literature (2012) and did a Masters of International Studies, Peace and Conflict Resolution as a Rotary Peace Fellow at UQ (Class X, 2012-2013). Mohsen has also worked with UN agencies in different capacities.

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