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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Prospects for Islamist Politics after the Arab Uprisings

Wednesday 3 October | 18:00 - 19:30 | Katerina Dalacoura and Courtney Freer, LSE; Hendrik Kraetzschmar, University of Leeds; Paola Rivetti, Dublin City University; Craig Larkin, King's College London

Register to attend


The Gulf Moment

Thursday 4 October | 16:00 - 17:30 | Abdulkhaleq Abdulla

Register to attend


Libya: Mediterranean Mega Wealth, Crisis and ISIS

Tuesday 9 October | 18:00 - 19:30 | Anwar Darkazally, United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL)

Registration opens on 25 September


The Qatar Crisis in the Maghreb: Fake News, Political Pressures and Real Weapons

Wednesday 10 October | 17:00 - 18:30 | Youssef Cherif, Columbia Global Centers, Tunis

Registration opens on 26 September


Rentier Islamism: The Influence of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Gulf Monarchies

Tuesday 16 October | 18:00 - 19:30 | Courtney Freer, LSE Middle East Centre

Registration opens on 2 October


Into the Hands of the Soldiers: Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East

Tuesday 23 October | 18:00 - 19:30 | David D. Kirkpatrick, New York Times

Registration opens on 9 October


Understanding the Drivers of Conflict in Iraq 

Tuesday 30 October | 18:30 - 20:00 | Toby Dodge and Jessica Watkins, LSE Middle East Centre; Renad Mansour, Chatham House

Registration opens on 16 October

Co-organised with the Society for Algerian Studies

Algeria and the Cold War: International Relations and the Struggle of Autonomy

Tuesday 13 November | 18:00 - 19:30 | Lakhdar Ghettas, Cordoba Foundation of Geneva

Registration opens on 30 October


Syria: Beyond the Endgame

Tuesday 20 November | 18:00 - 19:30 | Martin Chulov, The Guardian

Registration opens on 6 November