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17
Nov
‘14

Bachelor of Middle East and Central Asian Studies

The history, society and culture of the Middle East and Central Asia influence many parts of the world, including Australia. Events in the region often have global significance, and are central to an understanding of a number of key issues in...

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23
Oct
‘14

Book Launch - Zone of Crisis

Professor Saikal's most recent book, Zone of Crisis: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran & Iraq was launched at CAIS, by the ANU Chancellor Prof. The Hon Gareth Evans on 22 October 2014. The event provided the opportunity for the Former Minister...

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15
Sep
‘14

The Obama version of Bush’s ‘War on Terror’ strategy

President Barack Obama has finally enunciated his strategy for degrading and eventually eliminating the extremist Sunni ‘Islamic State’ (IS) on Iraqi and Syrian territories. The main elements of his strategy are: intensified and wider...

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02
Sep
‘14

Arabic online

Arabic at ANU The Australian National University (ANU) is introducing an innovative way to study Arabic online through the Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies (The Middle East & Central Asia). Students at ANU, as well as from universities...

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01
Sep
‘14

Adj/Prof. Bowker interview on ISIS

In this interview CAIS Adjunct Professor and Former Ambassador to Egypt and Jordan, Bob Bowker makes an assessment of the US bombing campaign in Iraq and the likelihood that their mission their will expand to Syria. He also assesses the possibility...

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14
Aug
‘14

CAIS HDR students produce timely publication

The Contemporary Middle East: Revolution or Reform? CAIS research scholars, Jessie Moritz, Brenton Clark and Adel Abdel Ghafar, edited the volume The Contemporary Middle East: Revolution or reform? [ISBN 9780522866346, Melbourne University Press...

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10
Jul
‘14

CAIS Visiting Fellow - Prof. Sean Foley

Associate Professor Sean Foley from Middle Tennessee State University holds a Visiting Fellowship at CAIS for a period of eight weeks from June to August 2014. Dr Foley is an American professor of Middle East and Islamic studies in Tennessee and is...

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03
Jul
‘14

Arabic placement tests for S2 2014

The CAIS Arabic Program will hold the following placement tests: 10 July - 10am (Entry into Intermediate B and Advanced Arabic B) 15 July - 10am (Entry into Introductory Arabic B) 17 July - 10am (Entry into Intermediate B and Advanced Arabic B) For...

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27
Jun
‘14

Minister for Foreign Affairs opens CAIS Conference

The Hon. Julie Bishop opened the CAIS conference, The Arab World, Iran and the Major Powers: Transitions and Challenges, held at ANU on 26-27 June 2014. ANU Vice Chancellor Professor Ian Young welcomed Ms Bishop, members of the diplomatic...

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03
Jun
‘14

Arabic placement test

A placement test for students who wish to enrol in Introductory B Arabic will be held on Thursday 12 June from 10-11 am in the CAIS Tutorial Room. This test is for students who are seeking advanced standing for their prior knowledge of Arabic....

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