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Associate Research Members

Dr Yaghoob Foroutan

Dr Yaghoob Foroutan holds PhD from the Demography & Sociology Program at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, Australia. He recently completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand (2010-2013) where he now holds a position as Research Associate.

Dr Mamadou Bah

Dr Bah holds a PhD from in Political Science from the University of Waikato, he is currently serving as Political and Security Risk Aanalyst at Global Partnership and Development.

Mr Aref Shams

Aref is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Law, University of Waikato. His PhD research focus is on trans-boundary environmental harm in the Middle East. Specifically, his focus is on the environmental challenges that face the Middle East and the prospects for trans-boundary environmental cooperation to address the shared challenges in the region.