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Conversations with Strategy featuring Roxane Farmanfarmaian on International Politics - 18 February 2021

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Discussant: Dr Stacey Gutkowski, Senior Lecturer in Conflict Studies, Department of War Studies

Speaker: Roxane Farmanfarmaian, Academic Director, International Relations and Global Studies, University of Cambridge

 

Roxane Farmanfarmaian is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Divided Societies in the Department of War Studies. She will discuss her career and experience working in international politics and research, including obtaining a multitude of high-profile research grants, teaching international politics of the Middle East and North Africa, heading up the Global Politics and International Studies division of the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) and as a founding member of the Department of Political and International Studies (POLIS), both at Cambridge.

 

'Conversations with Strategy' is an events series offering all War Studies students a unique opportunity to gain insights from some of our most prestigious visiting fellows. From former diplomats to intelligence analysts, journalists, civil servants and policymakers, visiting fellows will discuss their career journey, key tips, advice for success in their chosen profession and the lessons they’ve learned, and offer insights into contemporary strategic challenges.

This will be followed by a Q & A and conversation with students.

 

Bio

Roxane Farmanfarmaian obtained her BSc from Princeton University in Near East Studies, and her MPhil and DPhil from the Centre of International Studies (now part of POLIS) at the University of Cambridge. In 2013, she was awarded a £150K 1-year research grant from Al-Jazeera Media Corp. to investigate media in political transition in Tunisia. In 2014, the grant was extended by a further £480,000, to broaden research into Turkey and Morocco. In 2015 she received an ESRC Impact Acceleration grant on Media, Faith and Security, which culminated in the Home Office Minister for Counter-Extremism, Lord Ahmad, formally acknowledging the applicability of the project findings to government strategy; the project also received significant media coverage

Dr Farmanfarmaian teaches international politics of the Middle East and North Africa on the Master of Studies (MSt) programme; she is also an Academic Director for the MSt, and heads up the Global Politics and International Studies division of the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE).

She is a founding member of the POLIS- affiliated Centre for the International Relations of the Middle East and North Africa (CIRMENA). From 2002-2005 she was editor of the Cambridge Review of International Affairs (CRIA). Her most recent scholarly publications include 'Media and the politics of the sacral: Freedom of expression in Tunisia after the Arab Uprisings' (Media, Culture and Society, 2017); and 'Iran's Rhetoric Aggression: Instrumentalising foreign policy through the media' (Iran Media Program, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, 2017.

 

This event is part of the 'Conversations with Strategy' seminar series, that will offer students a unique opportunity to gain insights from the Department's distinguished visiting fellows.

Please register via Zoom, once registered attendees will receive an email confirming the joining details.

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Roxane Farmanfarmaian

Roxane Farmanfarmaian

Senior Research Fellow, Centre for the Study of Divided Societies (CSDC)


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18 February 2021

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