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CAIS international speakers program

In recent months CAIS has been host to four international speakers from the Arab world. The visitors' travel to Australia was supported by the Council for Australian-Arab Relations’ (CAAR),  a non-statutory, regional council in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

To catch up on the events of the program you can listen to a number of recordings of public lectures and interviews made during these visits.

HE Dr Mohammad Al-Sabah, Former Prime Minister of Kuwait

What next in the fight against Islamic State, ABC News Radio, 8 March 2017.

Regional Security in a Turbulent World: A GCC Perspective interview with Amin Saikal at ANU, 13 March 2017.


Prof. Amr Hamzawy, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Legalising Authoritarianism in Egypt, Prof. Hamzawy in conversation with CAIS Deputy-Director Prof. James Piscatori, 14 March 2017.

Six years after Mubarak, crackdown on dissent continues in Egypt, ABC Radio National Breakfast, 14 March 2017.


Prof. Shafeq Ghabra, Professor of Political Science at Kuwait University

'The Arab World: Between collapse and transformation', ANU Public lecture, 4 April 2017.

A Syrian Solution, Interview with AIIA, April 18, 2017.



Dr Hala Fattah, historian based in Amman, Jordan

'The Forgotten Periphery: Creating the Iraqi public sphere', ANU Public Lecture, 20 April 2017.




Updated: 7 June 2017/ Responsible Officer:  Head of CAIS / Page Contact:  Web publisher