Past Events 2019

mosul cameras 500-733

A Fragmented Landscape: Barriers to Independent Media in Iraq

Tuesday 11 June | 18:00 - 19:30 | Aida Al-Kaisy, SOAS University of London

Listen to podcast

Syrian Women's Political Movement 500-733
Hosted by the Centre for Women Peace and Security and LSE Middle East Centre

A Feminist Perspective of the Syrian Political Process

Monday 10 June | 18:30 -20:00 | Kholoud Mansour, Wejdan Nassif and Lina Wafai, Syrian Women’s Political Movement (SWPM)

kurdish women fighters 500-733

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

Listen to podcast

mohammad-mosaddeq 250-366

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

Listen to podcast

An AKP supporter -Leonie Balci-500-733
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

Listen to podcast

Hosted by Department of Geography and Environment, Department of Sociology and the Middle East Centre at LSE

Displaceability: A New Foundation of Urban Citizenship?

Thursday 21 March | 16:00 - 17:30 | Oren Yiftachel, Ben-Gurion University, Israel and Visiting Leverhulme Professor, UCL, UK

factory in tunisia 500-733

Mediterranean Production Networks and the Economies of North Africa

Thursday 21 March | 16:00 - 17:30 | Shamel Azmeh, University of Manchester and LSE Middle East Centre; Abeer Elshennawy, The American University in Cairo. 

Civil Society in Algeria 500-733
Hosted by Society for Algerian Studies and Middle East Centre

Civil Society in Algeria: Activism, Identity and the Democratic Process

Tuesday 19 March | 18:00 - 19:30 | Jessica Northey, Coventry University

carlos latuff's egypt cartoon 500-733

The Prince and the Minotaur: Egypt in the Labyrinth of Counter-Revolution

Monday 18 March | 17:15 - 19:15 | Brecht de Smet, Ghent University

Arab Urban 500-733
Hosted by LSE Cities and the Middle East Centre

Contradictions in Contemporary Urbanisation: Cities of the Arabian Peninsula

Monday 11 March | 18:30 - 20:00 | Harvey Molotoch, New York University; Davide Ponzini, Politecnico di Milano; Fran Tonkiss, LSE

 Listen to the podcast

Brismes Careers Panel 500-733
Hosted by BRISMES and the Middle East Centre

Middle East Careers Panel

Thursday 7 March | 17:15 - 18:30 | Omar Al-Ghazzi, LSE; Sophie Rudland, IB Tauris; Priscilla Toffano, LSE Middle East Centre and IMF; Angeline Turner, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

 Listen to the podcast


Preventing Statelessness among Migrants in North Africa

Friday 1 March | 08:30–17:00

Find out more about the collaborative research project

Rabin and Arafat-500-733

Transitional Justice in Israel-Palestine: Lessons from Colombia

Thursday 28 February | 16:00–17:30 | Yoav Kapshuk, Kinneret College

Listen to the podcast

Women's March Beirut 500-733

Sexualities and LGBT Activism in the Middle East and North Africa

Tuesday 26 February | 18:30–20:00 | Mehammed Mack, Smith College; Cenk Ozbay, Sabanci University; Roula Seghaier, Kohl Journal; Silvia Quattrini, Chouf.

Listen to the podcast

Tunisian Army 250x366

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

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

Listen to the podcast

documenting syria 500x733

Documenting Syria: Filmmaking, Video Activism and Revolution

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

Pre-order book here

yarmouk river 500x733

The Transboundary Politics of the Yarmouk River

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

Club Med UK Man in Egyptian Fields Flickr 500x733

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"

israel-basic-law 500x733

Israel's Basic Law: Motivations and Ramifications

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

Listen to the podcast


Israeli-Gulf Relations and Changing Middle Eastern Geopolitics

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

Listen to the podcast

jim muir 500x733

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

Listen to the podcast


LSE Middle East LSEMiddleEast

LSE MEC Director Dr Michael Mason and PhD Candidate Muna Dajani in collab with @BirzeitUniv organised a summer work……


Reply Retweet Favorite

LSE Middle East LSEMiddleEast

RT @deBritish: “Women are the velvet glove that a dictator can use: they are the nice face of a bloody regime” Thank you @madawidr for a h…


Reply Retweet Favorite