Kuwait and Iran: Reflecting on Regional Relations 13th Sep 2021

After the 2011 Arab Spring protests, relations between Kuwait and Iran faced a number of challenges stemming from Kuwait's support for the GCC intervention in Yemen, the arrest of Iranian spy cells by the Kuwaiti authorities, and the maritime...

Call for Papers: Sects and the City II 26th Jul 2021

Sects and the City II


In recent years, politics across the Middle East and beyond has been shaped by myriad forms of social movement contestation that have fed into the re-imagining of relations between rule...

Call for Papers: Oil in Saudi-Iranian Relations 1st Jul 2021

In recent years a great amount of literature has been produced looking at the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran (Mabon, Keynoush, Mason, Fraihat, Rubin). In spite of this, little work has been done looking at the role of oil in the rivalry. In...

Call for Papers: Discoursing Sectarianism: Patterns, Trajectories and Identities from 1979 Onwards 30th Jun 2021

Within the study of sectarianism there is a growing interest in the role of discourse.  The sectarianisation and de-sectarianisation literature seeks to explore how actors construct and reconstruct different meanings of Sectarianism to s...

Discoursing Sectarianism: Patterns, Trajectories and Identities from 1979 onwards 30th Jun 2021

NB: registration is needed for this event. Please register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webina... 


Conference & Call for Papers 17th Dec 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS: 10 Years On: The People and the Protests

 December 17-18 2020

 

On 17th December 2010, Mohamed Bouazizi, a Tunisian street vendor, self-immolated, triggering...

10 Years On: SEPAD Conference 17th Dec 2020

The schedule for our Ten Years On conference is now finalised. Featuring keynote lectures from Professor Mehran Kamrava and Professor Salwa Ismail the event brings together senior scholars and early career academics to reflect on the 10th ann...

SEPADDiscusses: Political Repression in Bahrain 29th Oct 2020

This episode of SEPADDiscusses Political Repression in Bahrain  by Marc Owen Jones. Chaired by Simon Mabon, the event features Staci Strobl as discussant. 

The event will take place on zoom and will require registr...

SEPADDiscusses: The Battle for Syria 22nd Sep 2020


This episode of SEPADDiscusses the latest update of The Battle for Syria: International Rivalry in the New Middle East by Chris Phillips. Chaired by Simon Mabon, the event features Rahaf Aldoughli and Samer Abboud as...

SEPADDiscusses: Fraternal Enemies 10th Sep 2020

This episode of SEPADDiscusses Fraternal Enemies: Israel and the Gulf by Clive Jones and Yoel Guzansky. Chaired by Simon Mabon, the event features Rory Miller and Imad Mansour as discussants. 

BRISMES Call for Papers 29th Jun 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS
BRISMES ANNUAL CONFERENCE 
University of Kent, Canterbury, 
Call for Papers: International Relations in a Multi-Polar Middle East 29th Jun 2020

Deadline extended 

Call for Papers:

International Relations in a Multi-Polar Middle East

SEPAD E-Workshop 29th June-1st July 2020

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