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Inaugural SEPAD Conference held
Inaugural SEPAD Conference held 15th May 2019

The Sectarianism, Proxies, and De-Sectarianism Project held its inaugural conference Sectarianism, Proxies, and De-Sectarianism Across the Middle East on the 28th of March 2019 in the Department of Politics, Philosophy, and Religion at Lancaster U...

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Report Launch -  Saudi Arabia and Iran: The Struggle to Shape the Middle East
Report Launch - Saudi Arabia and Iran: The Struggle to Shape the Middle East 15th Nov 2018

Saudi Arabia and Iran: The Struggle to Shape the Middle East is the first report from SEPAD, theSectarianism, Proxies and De-Sectarianisation project, funded by Carnegie Corporation. The report examines the increasingly fractious rivalry between S...

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Call for papers: ‘Sectarianism, Proxies and De-Sectarianisation Across the Middle East’
Call for papers: ‘Sectarianism, Proxies and De-Sectarianisation Across the Middle East’ 7th Nov 2018


The Sectarianism, Proxies and De-Sectarianism project and the Richardson Institute is hosting a one-day conference in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University on the subject of sectarianism, proxies and de-se...

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Article: Iraq’s Top Cleric Is Becoming Its Political Savior by Geneive Abdo
Article: Iraq’s Top Cleric Is Becoming Its Political Savior by Geneive Abdo 6th Nov 2018

A really fascinating article by Geneive Abdo who explores Iraqi Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani's move from traditi...

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Report: What if the US imposed sanctions on Saudi Arabia?
Report: What if the US imposed sanctions on Saudi Arabia? 26th Oct 2018

The murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul captured international news headlines. After denying any hand in his killing, Saudi authorities confessed that Khashoggi’s death was a result of a special ...

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News: SEPAD Project Launched
News: SEPAD Project Launched 16th Sep 2018

On Tuesday 11th September, the Sectarianism, Proxies and De-Sectarianization project (SEPAD) was launched in London at an event co-organised by the Foreign Policy Centre. The launch was comprised of two parts: the first, a workshop...

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News: SEPAD receives funding from Carnegie Corporation of New York
News: SEPAD receives funding from Carnegie Corporation of New York 20th Aug 2018

The Richardson Institute is delighted to announce that it has received funding from Carnegie Corporation of New York to run Sectarianism, Proxies and De-Sectarianisation, a two year project that explores the impact of the r...

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