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 participates in panel on Gulf/Gender at the Annual Meeting of the Japan Association for Middle East Studies (JAMES)

Dr. Foley contributed to "Reimaging the Politics of the Gulf Monarchies of the Twenty-First Century," a panel held at the annual meeting of the Japan Association for Middle East Studies (JAMES) at Keio University (Tokyo, Japan). During the panel, Dr. Matthew Gray presented a paper on the academic literature on the Gulf states, while Dr. Namie Tsujigami and Dr. Foley presented papers on different aspects of gender in Saudi Arabia. The JIME Center's Shuji Hosaka served as moderator for the panel. 

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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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