Past Events 2017


Iran and the Nuclear Programme: A Political and Technical Assessment

Monday 13 March | Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi, Royal United Services Institute 


Putting Gender at the Centre: The Feminist Turn in the Kurdish Political Movement

Tuesday 7 March | Nadje Al-Ali, SOAS; Latif Tas, SOAS

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co-hosted with the Gender Institute and LSE Literary Festival

Where are the Women in Today's Islamic World?

Saturday 25 February | Elif Shafak

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‘This is our Call of Duty’: Ideology, History and Resistant Videogames in the Middle East

Wednesday 22 February | Dima Saber, Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research

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co-hosted with the LSE Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa

Arab National Media and Political Change

Thursday 9 February | Fatima El-Issawi, LSE

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Gender Equality and the Quest for Statehood in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Wednesday 8 February | Zeynep Kaya, LSE

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Quest for Authority: The Presidency and its Standing in the Islamic Republic

Tuesday 31 January | Siavush Randjbar-Daemi, University of Manchester

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The Politics of Selective Liberalisation: Cronyism and Trade Protection in Egypt

Wednesday 25 January | Ferdinand Eibl, King's College London

Hosted by BRISMES and the Middle East Centre

Middle East Careers

Wednesday 18 January | Nick Alton, Dania Akkad, Courtney Freer, Mina Toksoz

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Hosted by the Middle East Centre and the Society for Algerian Studies

Revolution and Authoritarianism in North Africa

Monday 16 January | Frederic Volpi, University of St Andrews

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Hosted by LSE Works and the Middle East Centre

Documenting Genocide: Survey Evidence on ISIS Violence Against Yazidis

Wednesday 11 January | Valeria Cetorelli, LSE

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