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.

The Road to Now Interviews Dr. Foley on Syria

The Road to Now Podcast with Ben Sawyer and Bob Crawford interviewed Dr. Foley on April 13, 2017 about the civil war in Syria. Dr. Foley discussed the causes of the war and the history of Syria since the First World War. Dr. Foley also touched on Syria's society and the impact of the 2006-2011 drought.  

Life and Legends Magazine Publishes Dr. Foley's article on art, film, and social media in Saudi Arabia

Life and Legends, an American arts magazine, published Dr. Foley's article on art, film, and social media in Saudi Arabia. Entitled "Artists of Change: Saudi Arabia in 2017," the article discusses the visual arts movement in Saudi Arabia over the last fifteen years, including the 2016 movie, Baraka Meets Barakah, staring Hisham Fageeh and Fatima Albanawi. 

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Dr. Foley lectured on the Western tobacco industry and Oman to the 8th Conference on Ibadi Studies at the University of Tokyo, Center for Middle East Studies, Sultan Qaboos Chair in Middle East Studies. In his talk, Dr. Foley focused on the role of Western tobacco industry in Oman's modernization program after 1970 and the...

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