Past Events Podcasts

Lectures, Interviews & 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 otherwise stated. 

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Most of our events are recorded and available on SoundCloud and iTunes. Browse our past events by year below. 

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The Kurds of Northern Syria: Governance, Diversity and Conflicts (Book Launch)

Thursday 5 September | 16:00 –17:30 | Wladimir van Wilgenburg, Journalist and Independent Researcher

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The Kurdish Women’s Movement: On Revolution, Militarism and Body Politics

Tuesday 4 June | 16:00 - 17:30 | Isabel Käser, Centre for Gender Studies at SOAS University of London

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The 1953 Coup in Iran: About Oil or Communism?

Wednesday 29 May | 18:30 - 20:00 | Ervand Abrahamian, Baruch College and the Graduate Center at City University of New York

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Hosted by Contemporary Turkish Studies and Middle East Centre at LSE

Paving the Way: The politics of Turkey’s central government spending under AKP rule

Thursday 23 May | 16:00 –17:30 | Davide Luca, Cambridge University and LSE Middle East Centre

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Podcasts by Year