Forthcoming Events

Lectures, Seminars & Book Launches

LSE hosts a wide and varied range of Middle East events, including public lectures, seminars, book launches and conferences. Events are open to the public and are free of charge, unless specified otherwise. This list of events includes all Middle East Centre events and other selected Middle East events at LSE.

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Four Decades of Reporting Change in the Middle East

Wednesday 16 January | 18:30 - 20:00 | Jim Muir, BBC News and LSE Middle East Centre

This event is fully booked


Revolution in Parallel Times: An Ethnography of an Egyptian Village in Flux

Monday 21 January | 17:15-19:15 | Heba Khalil, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Register here

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Israeli-Gulf Relations and Changing Middle Eastern Geopolitics

Tuesday 22 January | 18:00-19:30 | Ian Black, LSE Middle East Centre

This event is fully booked

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Israel's Basic Law: Motivations and Ramifications

Wednesday 30 January | 18:00-19:30 | Amal Jamal, Tel Aviv University

Registration opens 16 January

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Intellectuals, Fellahin and Emancipatory Politics in Rural Egypt: A Gramscian Reading

Monday 4 February | 17:15-19:15 | Francesco de Lellis, University of Naples "L'Orientale"

Registration opens 21 January

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The Transboundary Politics of the Yarmouk River

Tuesday 5 February | 18:00-19:30 | Mark Zeitoun, University of East Anglia

Registration opens 21 January

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Documenting Syria: Filmmaking, Video Activism and Revolution

Tuesday 12 February | 18:00-19:30 | Joshka Wessels, Lund University

Registration opens 29 January

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The Return of the Military: Hybridity, Duality, and Political Activism

Wednesday 13 February | 18:30-20:00 | Yezid Sayigh, Carnegie Middle East Center

Registration opens 30 January

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Sexualities and LGBT Activism in the Middle East and North Africa

Tuesday 26 February | 18:30-20:00 | Roula Seghaier, Kohl; Cenk Ozbay, Sabanci University; Aida Khemiri, Geek and Queer; Mehammed Mack, Smith College

Registration opens 12 February