The Bab Bou Jeloud in Fez, Morocco
The Citadel of Aleppo in Aleppo, Syria
The Süleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey
The skyline of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Bab Al Bahrain in Manama, Bahrain
The Great Wall of China
The Taj Mahal in Agra, India
St. John's College, Cambridge, UK
Grand Mosque, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Sean Foley

Dr. Foley specializes in the contemporary history and politics of the Middle East and the wider Islamic world. He frequently visits Asia and the Middle East, follows events in both regions closely, and speaks Arabic and Bahasa Malaysian. He has published widely and has delivered public presentations to audiences around the world.  He has also held Fulbright fellowships in Syria, Turkey, and Malaysia. From April 2013 until January 2014, he lived and traveled extensively in Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Foley Presents Paper to the Middle East Studies Association Conference on Saudi Arabia and "No Woman, No Drive"

In November 2014, Dr. Foley presented a paper to the anuual conference of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) in Washington, DC on Telfaz11, C3, and their popular video: "No Woman, No Drive." Click on the title of the speech-- “‘No Woman, No Drive:’ Telfaz11, the Saudi Arts Movement and National Identity in the Twenty-First Century" --to see a YouTube video of Dr. Foley presenting his paper.

When the Qur'an Was America's Weapon For Freedom in the Middle East

The American University in Beirut Press published an anthology that includes a chapter by Dr. Foley on Muhammad Siblini, a Lebanese American who helped the U.S. army defeat the Axis in North Africa during World War II: “When the Qur’an was America’s Weapon for Freedom in the Middle East: Muhammad Siblini and the Defeat of the Axis in North Africa,” in Shifting Borders: America and the Middle East/North Africa.

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In November 2014, Dr. Foley presented a paper to the anuual conference of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) in Washington, DC on Telfaz11, C3, and their popular video: "No Woman, No Drive." Click on the title of the speech-- “‘No Woman, No Drive:’ Telfaz11, the Saudi Arts Movement and National Identity in the Twenty-First Century" --to see a YouTube video of Dr. Foley presenting his paper. It was part of a MESA panel entitled ...

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