Staff profile

Ms Dara Conduit

Position: Casual Research Assistant
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts and Education
Department: Cent Citizenship & Global
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Email: dara.conduit@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Biography

Dara Conduit is a researcher at Deakin University and a PhD candidate at Monash University working on the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood’s role in the Syrian uprising. Ms. Conduit co-convenes the Australian Terrorism & Political Violence Research Network and has provided advice on foreign fighters and human rights to the UN OHCHR’s Working Group on Mercenaries. In 2015, she was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge. Ms. Conduit is the co-editor of Iran in the World: President Rouhani’s Foreign Policy and has had work published in journals including Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, the Middle East Journal (forthcoming) and Middle Eastern Studies: Journal of Politics and International Relations. She also holds a M. Litt in Middle East and Central Asian Security Studies from the University of St. Andrews.


Affiliations

Australian Terrorism and Political Violence Research Network


LinkedIn profile

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Academic

Conferences and seminars

Conduit, D. ‘The Human Rights Impact of foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq,’ United Nations OHCHR Working Group on Mercenaries, New York, USA.

Conduit, D. ‘Democracy and the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood: Reconciling a Checkered Past with the Present,’ Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal Centre for Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge, 28 September, Cambridge, UK.

Conduit, D (2015) ‘Did history repeat itself in Syria? Comparing the roots of discontent in the 1980-82 and 2011 uprisings,’ BRISMES Annual Conference, 24-26 June, London School of Economics, London, UK.

Conduit, D. (2015) ‘The patterns of Syrian uprising: Comparing Hama in 1982 and Homs in 2011,’ Cultures of Freedom and Contending Visions of Justice and Governance: Voices from the Arab and Muslim Worlds conference, 9-11 April, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Rich, B. & Conduit, D. (2014) ‘The Impact of Jihadist Foreign Fighters on Secular-Nationalist Causes: the cases of Chechnya and Syria,’ Oceanic Conference on International Studies, 10 July, Melbourne, Australia.

Publications

Publications

Book

Akbarzadeh, S. & Conduit, D. (eds.), Iran in the World: President Rouhani’s foreign policy, New York: Palgrave Macmillan (forthcoming January 2016).

Peer-reviewed journals

Conduit, D. ‘The Syrian Muslim Brotherhood and the ghost of Hama,’ The Middle East Journal (forthcoming).

Rich, B. & Conduit, D. (2015) ‘The impact of Jihadist Foreign Fighters on indigenous secular-nationalist causes: Contrasting Chechnya and Syria,’ Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Vol. 38, No. 2.

Conduit, D. (2014) ‘Hizballah in Syria: The Limits of the Democracy/Moderation Paradigm, Middle Eastern Studies: Journal of Politics and International Relations, Vol. 5, No 2.

Book Chapters

Akbarzadeh, S. & Conduit, D. ‘Rouhani’s first two years in office: Opportunities and risks in contemporary Iran,’ in Akbarzadeh, S. & Conduit, D. (eds.), Iran in the World: President Rouhani’s foreign policy, New York: Palgrave Macmillan (forthcoming January 2016).

Akbarzadeh, S. & Conduit, D. ‘Charting a new course? Testing Rouhani’s foreign policy agency in the Iran-Syria relationship,’ in Akbarzadeh, S. & Conduit, D. (eds.), Iran in the World: President Rouhani’s foreign policy, New York: Palgrave Macmillan (forthcoming January 2016).

Akbarzadeh, S. & Conduit, D. ‘Future prospects,’ in Akbarzadeh, S. & Conduit, D. (eds.), Iran in the World: President Rouhani’s foreign policy, New York: Palgrave Macmillan (forthcoming January 2016).

Conduit, D., Malet, D. & West, L. ‘Canada, Australia and New Zealand and the Islamic State,’ in Covarrubias, J., Lansford, T. & Pauly, R. (eds.) The New Islamic State, Ashgate (forthcoming January 2016).


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