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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Social Movements and Popular Mobilisation in the MENA Seminar

In the Name of Modernity: Urban Expansion and Land Grabs in Morocco

Tuesday 16 January | 17:15–19:15 | Soraya El Kahlaoui, School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study

Register to attend

Jointly organised by the MEC and LSE Cities

Resource Urbanisms: Asia’s divergent city models of Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and Hong Kong

Tuesday 23 January | 18:30–20:00 | Philipp Rode, LSE Cities

Register to attend


Egypt as Effigy: Predatory Power, Hijacked History, and the Devolution of Revolution

Wednesday 24 January | 18:30–20:00 | Adel Iskandar, Simon Fraser University

Registration for this event will open on 10 January


Middle East Careers

Wednesday 31 January | 18:00–19:00 | Silvia Quattrini, Austen Josephs, Jessica Watkins, Alexandra Buccianti

Registration for this event will open on 17 January


Kurdish Women Fighters: A Path Out of Patriarchy?

Wednesday 7 February | 18:00–19:30 | Güneş Murat Tezcür, University of Central Florida

Registration for this event will open on 24 January


Philippine Migration to the Middle East and Migrant International Activism

Tuesday 6 March | 17:15–19:15 | Robyn Magalit Rodriguez, University of California, Davis

Registration for this event will open on 20 February


Salman's Legacy: The Dilemmas of a New Era in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday 7 March | 18:00–19:30 | Madawi Al-Rasheed, LSE Middle East Centre; Steffen Hertog, LSE; Michael Farquhar, King's College London

Registration for this event will open on 21 February


The Arab/Persian Binary: histories of culture and conflict in the Persian Gulf

Thursday 15 March | 18:30-20:00 | Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet

No ticket or pre-registration required


We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria

Wednesday 21 March | 18:30–20:00 | Wendy Pearlman, Northwestern University

Registration for this event will open on 7 March