Call for Papers: Annual Conference of the Iranian Studies Unit

The Iranian Studies Unit at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS) is welcoming abstracts for its 2023 annual conference, titled “Iran’s Look East Policy,” to be held from 14-15 August 2023.

The 2023 annual conference of the ACRPS’s Iranian Studies Unit will examine Iran’s “Look East” policy, broadly conceived as the Islamic Republic’s relations with countries other than those in Europe and North America. The conference will explore the policy’s origins, implications, challenges, and opportunities, as well as Iranian and other perspectives on the Islamic Republic’s international relations with countries to its geographic east and in the global south more broadly.

Interested researchers should send in their abstracts (maximum 250 words) no later than 1 March 2023. The abstract should clearly define the problem addressed and explain the objectives and methods of the project. Only original contributions that have not been published or accepted for review and publication elsewhere, will be accepted.

Following the approval of the abstract by the conference organizing committee, prospective participants should send their final draft of the research papers (6,000-10,000 words, including footnotes and references) no later than 1 June 2023. All the submitted research papers will be subject to peer-review.

For submissions and inquires related to the conference, please contact:

Please review Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies research guidelines.