CAIS graduating students celebrated with friends and family at ANU today. CAIS staff congratulate them on their achievements and wish them every success in the future.
Dr Sebastian Klich was awarded his Doctor of Philosophy degree at the December graduation ceremony. His dissertation was entitled: 'Normative Standing: De Facto State Identity and International Legitimation.' On fieldwork in 2015, Sebastian travelled to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), Nagorno-Karabakh and Somaliland.
Graduating with a MMECAS were Renae Conley, John Donohoe and Evangelos Nicolaidis.
Roman Darius was awarded a MMECAS (Advanced) degree. His thesis topic was 'Socio-Economic Coalitions and Democratisation: A study of Turkey from the Late Ottoman Era to the Republic'.
Hasnan Bachtiar graduated with a MIMW (Advanced). Hasnan completed his MIMW (Advanced) with a thesis entitled: 'Dār al-‘Ahd wa al-Shahādah: Muhammadiyah’s Contemporary Ijtihād of Siyar and Pancasila'.
Two students graduated with First Class Honours in Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies. Miguel Galsim was awarded a Bachelor of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies (Honours). His Honours thesis was entitled 'Syncretic Formations and Legitimising Power: Islamic-Nationalism in the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Hamas’.
Alastair Watt completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) program with a MECAS thesis on 'China, Belt and Road Initiative in Central Asia: Drivers and Motivating Factors'.
Graduating with a Bachelor of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies were Joel Baker (with a Bachelor of International Relations) Sarah Barrie (with a Bachelor of Laws -Hons) and Frederick Hanlin (with a Bachelor of Languages).