Raihan Ismail is a lecturer at the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies, ANU. Her research interests include Islam, Political Islam, sectarianism, and Middle East politics. She co-convenes the Political Islam seminar series for various government departments and agencies. She is also a regular commentator in the Australian media on Islam and Middle East politics and has presented her research locally and internationally, including giving a lecture at the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University in 2016. She is the author of Saudi Clerics and Shia Islam, published by Oxford University Press in 2016.
Canberra Writers Festival events
Geopolitical and sectarian challenges to Australia from the Middle East
Eastern Promise or clear and present danger? Geopolitical and sectarian challenges to Australia from the Middle East: Gareth Evans in conversation with Amin Saikal and Raihan Ismail.
Join international affairs expert Gareth Evans and two of Australia’s premier academic experts on Middle Eastern, Arabic and Islamic issues and Australia’s former Foreign Minister as they discuss challenges for Australia as a result of geopolitical instability and the rise of sectarianism in the Middle East.
Date: Sunday 27th August 2017
Venue: University House, Australian National University
Tickets: Free, but bookings required for capacity.