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 National Newspaper Quotes Dr. Foley on Salman's Trip to Malaysia

On February 26, 2017, the National newspaper in the United Arab Emirates cited Dr. Foley at length about Saudi Arabia's King Salman and his trip to visit Malaysia. The article also discussed Saudi Arabia's rapidly growing trade ties with Asian economies, including China and Malaysia. 

Dr. Foley lectures to Beijing Foreign Studies University on Culture and Sino-Saudi Ties

On December 15, 2016 Dr. Foley lectured on the role of culture and history in Sino-Saudi ties to students and faculty at the Department of Arabic Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), Beijing, China. BFSU is one of China's top universities for foreign languages and international affairs.

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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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