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19
Sep
‘16

'Frankenstein in Baghdad' by Ahmad Saadawi

France Meyer's translation of Ahmad Saadawi‘s novel 'Frankenstein à Bagdad' has been awarded the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire 2017. On hearing of the award, CAIS Director Amin Saikal said, 'My warmest congratulations...

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19
Sep
‘16

Unpacking the complexities of the conflicts, rivalries and failed goals of the Middle East

The book, Iran and the Arab World: A turbulent region in transition, edited by Amin Saikal, is the proceeds of a conference held at ANU in 2014. The conference brought together renowned international scholars to discuss the key issues that influence...

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08
Sep
‘16

Thinking like jihadis do?

CAIS Research Scholar, Katja Theodorakis, was a finalist in the ANU round of the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. The 3MT Final was held at Llewellyn Hall on Wednesday 14 September at 6pm. Katja spoke on the topic: 'Thinking like jihadis do?...

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02
Aug
‘16

3MT - CAIS research scholar wins a joint prize

Congratulations to the winners of College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) round of the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. CAIS research scholar Katja Theodorakis received a joint first place with Ben Chapman-Schmidt, a graduate research scholar...

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01
Aug
‘16

WVE conference video now available

The Women and Violent Extremism: Myth and Reality conference was jointly presented by ANU Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs (Bell School) and Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (CAIS). It was convened by Dr Vanessa Newby (Bell School) and...

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14
Jul
‘16

Congratulations to CAIS students graduating in July

Graduations Three research scholars will be awarded doctoral degrees this semester: Brenton Clark, Adrian d'Hage and Aly Zaman. Dr Brenton Clark has completed a doctoral thesis on: 'The Islamic Republic of Iran's relations with the...

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30
May
‘16

CAIS courses offered in Semester 2

  Undergraduate Politics, History and Culture Courses Language Courses MEAS1002 Islam, History & Institutions Dr Raihan Ismail ARAB1003/6103 Introductory Arabic B (On campus & online) Ms...

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16
May
‘16

The Majlis - A roundtable on contemporary issues in Middle Eastern, Central Asian, and North African politics

In both Arabic and Persian, the term majlis describes a regular gathering of like-minded individuals. It is regularly used in the Arabian Peninsula as a forum for friends and colleagues to meet and discuss political and social developments, to...

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29
Mar
‘16

Iran at the Crossroads - launched at Australia's UN mission

Professor Amin Saikal attended an event  hosted by the Australian mission to the United Nations in New York on 24 March.  The purpose of the event was to launch one of his most recent publications. Present at the launch of the book '...

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09
Mar
‘16

Congratulations to CAIS research scholars on their recent publications

CAIS research graduates have an excellent publication record. In the last 6 months four HDR graduates of CAIS have successfully published their research into books.   Dr Raihan Ismail, Saudi Clerics and Shi'a Islam, Oxford University...

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