On 2 May 2019 Professor Akbarzadeh hosted a roundtable discussion at Alfred Deakin Institute with former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to discuss Australia’s place  in the world and the future of Australian politics with a view to the rise of populism and pressures on multiculturalism. Deakin University’s Vice Chancellor Prof Jane den Hollander offered a warm welcome to the Hon Mr Rudd, Senator Raff Ciccone  & Ms Jennifer Yang (ALP candidate for Chisolm). The meeting was attended by more than 40 academic and researchers.



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February 9th, 2024

Al Jazeera – Netanyahu dismisses a ceasefire proposal by Hamas and orders troops to push further into Rafah

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says there’s still room for an agreement after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed […]

February 8th, 2024

Why Biden’s Sanctions on West Bank Settlers Could Escalate Into Total Cutoff of Arms Aid to Israel

Joe Biden signed an executive order Thursday leveling sanctions against four Israeli settlers accused of violence against Palestinians in the […]

January 22nd, 2024

TRT World – Biden says a two-state solution is still possible with Netanyahu in power

Biden said Netanyahu is not opposed to all two-state solutions, after Biden and Netanyahu spoke for the first time in […]

December 28th, 2023

‘Middle East Politics and International Relations’ made it to the Best New International Relations Books

We are happy to announce that my book, “Middle East Politics and International Relations”, made it to BookAuthority’s Best New […]

November 23rd, 2023

TRT World – Why does the US unequivocally support Israel?

Shahram Akbarzadeh from Deakin University talks to TRT World about the US stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict and how its […]

October 20th, 2023

ABC – Hundreds reportedly killed in Gaza hospital explosion

To Gaza where an explosion at a hospital has reportedly killed hundreds of Palestinians. It’s not clear who was responsible […]

October 16th, 2023

WION – Israel-Palestine war

The war is raging between Israel and Hamas and attacks from both sides are intensifying. It’s now a week since […]

October 13th, 2023

Al Jazeera – The Israeli Bombardment of Gaza – Interview

Al Jazeera interviews Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh on the Israeli Bombardment of Gaza and the impacts of a military solution to […]

September 15th, 2023

Yemen’s Houthi envoys arrive in Riyadh for ceasefire talks

A delegation from Yemen’s Iran-backed rebel group, the Houthis, has arrived in Saudi Arabia for talks on ending the country’s […]

November 10th, 2022

The Islamic Republic of Iran: Is this the end?

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh spoke at the Australian Institute of International Affairs Victoria (AIIA) in a webinar in partnership with MESF […]