SEPADPod with Morten Valbjørn

6th Jun 2019 by Simon Mabon

On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Morten Valbjørn, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University. Morten is the author of myriad articles on all aspects of Middle Eastern politics and is also the director of SEPAD's sister project SWAR ( On this episode Simon and Morten talk about the challenges of crossing disciplines in the study of IR and the Middle East, the benefits of working in the borderlands, the importance of agency, and review SWAR. One of the longest yet, but a must listen!