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 in Malaysia on America, Muslims, and World War II

On December 20, 2015, Dr. Foley delivered “When the Quran was America’s weapon for freedom in the Middle East” to an audience of 850 people at the University Malaysia, Perlis (UniMAP) in Arau, Perlis, Malaysia. In the speech, Foley discussed the contributions of Muhammed Siblini, a Muslim Arab American who helped the United States defeat the Axis in the Middle East during World War II. Click on--"When the Quran was America’s weapon for freedom in the Middle East"--to see a YouTube video of the speech.

Dr. Foley speaks to Australia's ABC News about women voting in Saudi Arabia

On December 12, 2015, Dr. Foley spoke with ABC News Television's "Weakened Breakfast" (Sydney, Australia) about Saudi municipal elections and the role of women as first-time voters and candidates. In particular, he stressed the success of women candidates, who won 20 seats throughout the Kingdom.

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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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