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Forum to focus on radicalisation and how we respond

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Leading experts will discuss radicalisation and its causes and how Australia and other countries are responding to it at a one-day symposium to be held at The University of Western Australia this Friday 10 May.

CMSS holds public discussion forum on Christchurch attacks

Saturday, 27 April 2019

On 21 March 2019, the Centre for Muslim States and Societies organised a panel discussion on Christchurch terrorist attacks that killed 50 people and injured many more. The panel included:

Samina Yasmeen, Director, Centre for Muslim States and Societies

Rachel Mathewson, Assistant Director, Community Liaison WA, Department of Home Affairs

Mr Don Emanuel-Smith, Superintendent, Community Engagement, WA Police

Archbishop Kay Goldsworthy, Anglican Diocese of Perth

Will Imran Khan clean bowl the PML-N? Samina Yasmeen's interview with Victor Petrovic of the Wire

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Samina Yasmeen, Director at the Centre for Muslim States and Societies, gives an interview to The Wire community radio. 

As Pakistan’s PM, Imran Khan must embrace compromise. Can he deliver on his promises?

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Samina Yasmeen, Director at the Centre for Muslim States and Societies writes to The Conversation on the recent elections in Pakistan. She has argued that the new government faces a number of domestic and international challenges. 

Professor Shafeeq Ghabra of Kuwait University speaks on latest situation in Syria and the Middle East

Friday, 7 April 2017

 

 

Centre for Muslim States and Societies' student Flavia Zimmermann had interviewed Professor Shafeeq Ghabra of Kuwait University on the latest situation in Syria and the Middle East.

Samina Yasmeen and Minako Sakai guest edit special issue of Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Professor Samina Yasmeen and Dr Minako Sakai of The University of New South Wales, Canberra, have guest edited a special issue of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations. The special issue, entitled Narratives of Muslim Womanhood and Women’s Agency, closely examines women’s agency in negotiating their role in Muslim-majority societies and in a new place of settlement (Australia).

Women in extremist jihad -- interview with Samina Yasmeen

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Samina YasmeenProfessor Samina Yasmeen, Director at the Centre for Muslim States and Societies, gives an interview to Australian Institute for International Affairs on the role of women in extremist jihad.

The interview explored questions including:

Tunisia and Ennahda: Moving ahead with technical, not ideological, reform -- Leila Ben Mcharek writes to Lowly Interpreter

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Dr Leila Ben Mcharek, Research Fellow at the Centre for Muslim States and Societies, explains the nuances of the ideological and political changes taking place within Tunsia's main Islamist party, Ennahda Party.

Bangladesh killings bring tensions between Islam and seculariam to the fore - Azim Zahir writes for Asian Currents

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Azim Zahir, PhD Student, Centre for Muslim States and Societies has published an article in Asian Currents of the Asian Studies Association of Australia, on the rise in militancy in Bangladesh. Zahir's article explained the larger background factors that have contributed to political violence in Bangladesh.

Does Islam have a problem with democracy? Azim Zahir writes for The Conversation

Friday, 13 May 2016

Azim Zahir, PhD Student, Centre for Muslim States and Societies, has published an article for The Conversation on Islam's role in politics in the Maldives. Zahir argues democracy has failed to take root in the Maldives not because Islam clashed with it, but because of non-religious factors. 

The role of Islam in the world: engaging with the "other" - Samina Yasmeen writes for Australian Outlook

Friday, 13 May 2016

Director at the Centre for Muslim States and Societies, Professor Samina Yasmeen, has published an article in Australian Outlook of Australian Institute of International Affairs on the role of Islam in world affairs. The article argued that better understanding of Muslims was crucial for global stability.

Bangladesh's struggle with history - Azim Zahir interviewed by ABC Radio

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Azim Zahir, PhD student, Centre for Muslim States and Societies, shared his views on the rise in militancy in Bangladesh in an interview with ABC radio's Ethics and Religion programme. Dowload full interview (mp3 file).

Strategic considerations of the North West Shelf Venture - Flavia Zimmermann writes for AIIA Emerging Scholars 2015

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Flavia Zimmermann, intern at the Centre for Muslim States and Societies, has published an article in Australian Institute of International Affairs' Emerging Scholars 2015 edition. Zimmermann explains the strategic considerations of the North West Shelf Venture and its impact on Australia-China relations.

Book launched: The Making of an Expert Engineer - Winthrop Professor James Trevelyan

Monday, 1 December 2014

In November this year, Winthrop Professor James Trevelyan gifted the engineering community with his book The Making of an Expert Engineer. This book sets out the principles of engineering practice, knowledge that has come to light through more than a decade of research by the author and his students studying engineers at work. This research started in Pakistan and has since extended to Australia, India and Brunei.

Dr Sue Boyd launches Professor Amin Saikal's book 'Zone of Crisis'

Professor Amin Saikal's book 'Zone of Crisis' launched from Coop Bookshop

Monday, 24 November 2014

Dr Sue Boyd launched Professor Amin Saikal's book Zone of Crisis: Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq 

Brigadier Naeem Salik participates in RCSS summer workshop

Monday, 24 November 2014

Brigadier Naeem Salik was invited by the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) Colombo to be part of the faculty for the biennial Summer Workshop from 20-24 September 2014. The workshop included students from Pakistan, India, China and the United States. The theme of the workshop was 'Nuclear Disarmament, Safety and Stability'.

Samina Yasmeen panelist on UN panel

Monday, 24 November 2014

Professor Samina Yasmeen, Director of the Centre, was a panelist at the Q and A Discussion Forum hosted by the United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA) and the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA), on the 25th September 2014 at UWA.

Renae Barker

Renae Barker Joins The Centre for Muslim States and Societies, UWA, as Honorary Research Fellow

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Ms Renae Barker, Lecturer in law at the University of Western Australia's Law School, has been appointed Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Muslim States and Societies at UWA.  

Ms Barker's appointment links the Centre for Muslim States and Societies to the Faculty of Law, reinforcing the University's research culture across all disciplines.  

Professor Samina Yasmeen and The Hon. Liz Behjat

CMSS Eid ul-Fitr Celebrations with The Hon. Liz Behjat, Member for North Metropolitan: Observations Without Judgement

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

CMSS was delighted to have The Hon. Liz Behjat MLC, Member for North Metropolitan, deliver this year’s annual Eid-ul-Fitr Celebrations lecture entitled ‘Observations Without Judgment’, on 31 July.