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Fred Halliday

ICREA Research Professor at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (Barcelona Institute of International Studies - IBEI).

An expert in the field of International Relations and the Middle East, he was the ICREA Research Professor at IBEI (Barcelona Institute of International Studies). He was for many years Professor of International relations at the London School of Economics and is a Fellow of the British Academy. In 1981, he published one of the first studies on the Iranian revolution, Iran: Dictatorship and Development (published in Spanish as Irán: Dictadura y Desarrollo, (Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1981)). Among his publications are Islam and the Myth of Confrontation (1996), which appeared in Spanish as El Islam y el mito del enfrentamiento (Bellaterra, 2005), 100 Myths about the Middle East (2005), published in Spanish as 100 mitos sobre Oriente Medio (Global Rhythm, 2007), and The Fate of Solidarity: Uses and Abuses, which was published in a bilingual edition with the Catalan text El destí de la solidaritat: usos i abusos (CCCB, 2008). He wrote regularly for the newspaper La Vanguardia as a political analyst. He died in Barcelona, the city where he lived, the 20th of April 2010.

Update: 26 November 2015


Has participated in


Crumbling Chimera

The enigmas of Iran

The Destinies of Istanbul

Debates and projections

Global Lies, Local Violence

The World after 9/11


Cosmpolis in the desert


High tension in Tehran

Conference. High Tension in Teheran

Lectures and documentaries


Civil pleasures, civil wars

European islam