A leading academic from the University's Department of Politics and International Relations has been elected to the governing council of British Society for Middle East Studies (BRISMES).
Andrea Teti will take up the role in June, for a period of three years.
BRISMES is the premier professional organisation for Arabic, Middle Eastern, and Islamic Studies in the UK, and one of the largest and most prestigious professional organisations in this sector worldwide. Its governing council comprises academics and stakeholders from industry, publishers and the UK Foreign Office.
The appointment comes as Andrea has been appointed Associate Editor of Middle East Critique, a leading academic journal.
Welcoming his election to the BRISMES role, Andrea said: “I am delighted to join BRISMES Council. As the governing organ of a prestigious organisation of experts on the Middle East and North Africa, we have a responsibility to help inform both public and policy debates – particularly at a time when issues like religion and immigration are so often misrepresented and misunderstood.”