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 on Women and Social Media in Saudi Arabia

In November 2015, Dr. Foley presented "Women are Killing us on Instagram: Gender, Social Space, and Saudi Arabia's Online Community," to the annual conference of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) in Denver, CO. 

Dr. Foley Presents Paper in Beijing on China's ties with Saudi Arabia

In March 2015, Dr. Foley presented "Seek Knowledge Even If It Takes You To China (Via Washington): America, China, Saudi Arabia in the Twenty-First Century" to "China in the Middle East"--an academic conference held in Beijing, China. Peking University and Indiana University China Office jointly adminsitered the conference. Peking University is China's top university.  

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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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