Acclaimed political scientist, Professor Amin Saikal AM, to present at AIEC

IDP Education and IEAA are pleased to welcome Professor Amin Saikal AM to the  AIEC 2013 program.

Professor Saikal is a Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (the Middle East and Central Asia) at the Australian National University.

Professor Saikal has been a visiting fellow at Princeton University, Cambridge University, and the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, visiting professor at Zaid University as well as a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow in International Relations (1983-1988). He was awarded the Order of Australia (AM) in January 2006 for his services to international community and education as well as an advisor and author.

Professor Saikal will be part of an important plenary session on the Friday afternoon of AIEC, Engaging with the Islamic world through international education.

In this video below, from Australian National University’s Youtube channel, Prof Bob Bowker sat down with Prof Amin Saikal to discuss the publication of his book, entitled ‘American Democracy Promotion in the Middle East: From Bush to Obama’.


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