Summer Course The Middle East in World Politics


In parallel with the course in “Political Dynamics in the MENA Region”, this intensive course will offer an in-depth study of international relations related to the region. In detail, it will focus on a variety of key themes and questions in the study of international politics of the Middle East in the current world.

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The course is aimed at university students, diplomats, the military, and professionals involved in Middle Eastern and international affairs.


Arshin Adib-Moghaddam (SOAS, London)
Giulia Danielle (CEI-IUL)
Bruno Reis (CEI-IUL)

Equipa Docente

Arshin Adib-Moghaddam (SOAS, London)
Giulia Danielle (CEI-IUL)
Bruno Reis (CEI-IUL)


This intensive - two weeks - interdisciplinary course provides an introduction to the international politics of western Asia and, to a lesser extent, North Africa. It links the study of international relations with the understanding of transnational politics (e.g. pan-Arabism, pan-Islamism), inter-state conflict (e.g. the Persian Gulf Wars, the conflict in Israel/Palestine etc.), foreign policy of major regional states (Iran, Turkey, Iraq etc.) and “superpower” politics. The course thus investigates both the factors involved in the making of international politics in the area, and the way we can comprehend them. To that end, it introduces students to the discourse of “Orientalism”, theories of international relations such as (neo)realism and social constructivism and other approaches that are relevant to an in-depth enquiry into the complex interactions within the region. Beyond this conceptual focus, themes such as Islam, gender, democracy, revolution etc. are also covered.

S 1 - What Is the ‘Middle East’?
S 2 - Methods, Concepts, Theories
S 3 - Superpower Politics, from the Cold War to a New World Order
S 4 - Islam and the West
S 5 - Gender Politics
S 6 - War and Peace in Israel/Palestine
S 7 - War and Peace in the Persian Gulf
S 8 - The (International) Politics of Iran
S 9 - The (International) Politics of Turkey
S 10 - The Region After the Arab Revolts

Data de realização

Courses Dates:
27 a 31 august 2018


2.30pm - 4.30pm
05pm - 07pm


Applications Fee- 25,00€
Registrations Fee- 10,00€

Tuition Fee
100,00€ (50,00€ Student ISCTE-IUL)


Aplications /Registrations Online
22 april - 17 August 2018

More Informations: 
IPPS-IUL – Instituto para as Políticas Públicas e Sociais 
Av. das Forças Armadas, Edifício I, Gabinete 1W7, 1649-026 Lisboa
Horário: de 2.ª a 6.ª feira, entre as 10:00 às 13:00 e das 14:30 às 19:00 
Email -
Telefone - 210 464 021 - Ext.292100/101

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