BRISMES Call for Papers 29th Jun 2020

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

SEPAD Webinars 27th Apr 2020

In lieu of this year's conference, we have organised a series of webinars featuring some fantastic scholars. The events will take place on Zoom and all are welcome. To register, please click her...

Call for papers: ‘Sectarianism, Proxies and De-Sectarianisation Across the Middle East’ 28th Mar 2019

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...

SEPAD Work In Progress 5th Dec 2018

PhD researchers Ana Maria Kumarasamy, Samira Nasirzadeh and Elias Ghazel will present their work at a departmental seminar. 

Dr Simon Mabon, Dr Rahaf Al Doughli and Dr Edward Wastnidge will be presenting work from the SEPAD Project at a Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion Seminar 21st Nov 2018

Since 2003, the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran has occupied a central role in shaping the nature of Middle Eastern politics. Amidst fragmentation of state-society relations across the region, both states have attempted to increase their reg...

Project Director Dr Simon Mabon will be talking at the Brussels Press Club on nationality, citizenship and geopolitics in the Gulf 24th Sep 2018

The arbitrary deprivation of citizenship and statelessness in several countries forming part of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is a longstanding and growing problem. It impacts on the EU yet member states have been largely silent.

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Launch Event 11th Sep 2018

SEPAD has its launch event at The Work Foundation in London on 11th September, featuring remarks from a number of our fellows. For more information please email