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British Society for Middle Eastern Studies Annual Conference 2012

Revolution and Revolt: Understanding the Forms and Causes of Change, 26-28 March 2012, LSE

On 26-28 March 2012, the LSE Middle East Centre hosted the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies| (BRISMES) annual conference. The conference was held in association with the European Association for Middle Eastern Studies (EURAMES)|.

Thanks to the participation of more than 350 leading academics, students and experts in the field, the conference proved to be a great success. The Middle East Centre is delighted to have organised this flagship conference at which over 150 papers were presented in 40 panels. It took place 18 months after the centre opened and marks a significant point in the centre’s development as a hub of Middle East scholarship.

Plenary Sessions

On Monday 26 march, the conference was launched with a lecture by Professor Ghassan Salamé, Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA). Listen to the podcast|


On the second day, Rt Hon William Hague MP, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs shared his views on the 'International Policy Responses to Changes in the Arab World'. Listen to the podcast|


Publishers' Exhibition

The BRISMES Publishers’ Exhibition gave publishers and institutions the opportunity to connect with Middle East experts and practitioners from around the world and share information, publications and other materials from their organisation.


A full list of abstracts and most of the papers presented at the BRISMES Annual Conference 2012 can be found on the conference website: www.brismes2012.com|