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MESF Ranked as The Top Institution For Middle East And Islamic Studies Research In Australia In 2022 again

Congratulations Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed

Congratulations to Dr Zahid Shahab’s well_ deserved promotion To Senior Research Fellow.

The Islamic Republic of Iran: Is this the end?

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

Change is in the Air: The Protests in Iran

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh published an opinion article in Democracy Paradox.  It can be found here

Authoritarianism, Informal Law, and Legal Hybridity

The Islamisation of the State in Turkey

Prof Ihsan Yilmaz is the editor of this new book published by Palgarave Macmillan. Find the book here.

The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation is proud to co-lead an international research consortium for Elrha’s Global Prioritisation Exercise

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.

Book Launch: Routledge Handbook of EU-Middle East Relations (2/3/22)

MESF non-resident member 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.

Religion, Extremism and Violence in South Asia

MESF Convenor Shahram Akbarzadeh and Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed are editors of this new book published by Palgarave Macmillan. Find the book here.

Decolonising (Knowledge on) Euro–Mediterranean Relations: Insights on Shared Histories and Futures

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.

Iran and the United States: Four Decades of Tension and Missed Opportunities

MESF’s non-resident member Professor Anoush Ehteshami has an article published by The European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed). Read the article here.

Routledge Handbook of EU–Middle East Relations out now!

MESF non-resident member Professor Michelle Pace is an editor of the recently published Routledge Handbook of EU-Middle East Relations. Find the handbook here.

Built on Power: Manifestations of China’s Presence in West Asia/MENA Region

Read the latest opinion piece by our non-resident member Professor Anoush Ehteshami, published by the SOAS China Institute, here.