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28
May
‘14

InterAction Council Conference

CAIS Director Prof. Amin Saikal was invited to attend the 'Ethics in Decision Making' conference of the InterAction Council of Former Heads of State in Vienna on 27 March 2014. Professor Saikal presented a paper at the conference entitled...

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23
May
‘14

Zone of Crisis: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Iran

Zone of Crisis: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Iran by Amin Saikal (I.B. Tauris, U.K., 30 April 2014). The West Asian states of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Iran have over the last few decades represented an arc of crisis. Characterized by...

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23
Apr
‘14

Interested in studying Arabic online?

            The Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies is offering an innovative way to study Arabic online. Students at ANU, as well as from universities around Australia and internationally, can apply directly to study...

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24
Mar
‘14

'Nowruz-etaan Piruz' - 'Sale now Mobarak'

The ANU Persian Society held an evening of Nowruz celebrations on Saturday 22 March.  The evening included dance performances, readings of Hafez poems, a dinner at University House which was followed by Persian music and dancing. There was an...

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27
Feb
‘14

ANU Arabic students study abroad

Students studying Arabic at the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies are able to take an Applied Arabic course as part of their program. This year CAIS students travelled to and studied at both Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates and Nizwa...

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24
Feb
‘14

Minister for Foreign Affairs visits ANU

The Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Marnie Hughes-Warrington, representing the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ian Young, and CAIS Director, Prof. Amin Saikal hosted the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon. Julie Bishop, to a dinner at University...

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23
Jan
‘14

Persian Online

» Enquire now Persian online The Australian National University (ANU) is introducing an innovative way to study Persian online through the Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies (The Middle East & Central Asia). Students at ANU...

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16
Dec
‘13

Emma - first graduate from the BMECAS

CAIS established a Bachelor of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies in 2012. The degree has attracted a growing number of students particularly those who wish to take a language as part of their specialist study of the region. Ms Emma Booth is...

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21
Oct
‘13

Listen to 3MT Finalist - Elisabeth Yarbakhsh

Ms Elisabeth Yarbakhsh was one of the nine successful finalists in the ANU 3 Minute Thesis competition held on 18 September 2013. She competed against a strong field with her 3 minute presentation of her thesis topic: Afghan refugees in Iran. The...

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12
Sep
‘12

Published research

    For analysis on the Middle East and Central Asia go to recent published research produced by CAIS acdemic staff and students.  

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