Irwan Saidin

Dr Mohd Irwan Syazli Saidin

Personal details


Date of Birth:

18th March 1989





The University of Exeter

PhD in Middle East Politics.

Thesis title: Between Revolution and Political Stability: The Perceptions and Influences of the Arab Spring Among the Islamist Movements in Malaysia.

Supervisor: Dr Lise Storm & Dr Eleanor Gao


University of Southampton

Master of Science in the Social Sciences with Merit. Majoring in Global Politics.

Dissertation Title: Arab Spring and the New Wave of Democratization: A Comparative Case Study of the 2010-2011 Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions.

Supervisor: Dr John Glenn


The National University of Malaysia

Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) [Distinction]. Majoring in Political Science.

Dissertation Title: Arab-Israeli War 1967: A View From the Perspective of Realism Theory.

Supervisor: Dr Samsu Adabi Mamat



Professional/research experience

November 19 2015 - November 20 2015:

The University of Le Havre, France

Presenter at the International Conference,

"A Comparative Approach Towards Political Transition in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) and South East Asia"

The conference gathered all the researchers on the Middle East North Africa and Southeast Asia to explore why political transition in Southeast Asia has been relatively successful while democratisation in MENA, with the exception of Tunisia is proving to be messy, volatile and bloody.

May 1 2015 - May 1 2015:

Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, Exeter University

Attendee at SSIS Postgraduate Conference 2015 in Politics and International Relations.


CV: Membership of Professional Bodies/Professional Qualifications


British Societies for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES)

Student membership


The Middle East Institute (MEI)

Student Membership