Acting Director of SIFHAMS Prof. Dr. Mesut Idriz received a special invitation by Korean Association for the Middle Eastern Studies (KAMES) to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its establishment. The event was organized by KAMES, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Korea. In this conjunction to its anniversary, KAMES also organized an international conference which was held between 22-24 November 2019 at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul. Prof. Idriz delivered a speech with the theme entitled "Peace and Extremism Redefined" where he discussed the conceptual and contextual aspects of the terms of "peace and extremism" from the global multicultural perspectives. Prof. Idriz's presentation was well received by the academic audience.
In addition, various departments of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies expressed willingness to explore further institutional collaboration with the University of Sharjah and SIFHAMS in particular.