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Past Events 2015

Below are the past events for 2015. Most of our events are recorded and available on podcast.

Iran62

After the Nuclear Deal: Iranian foreign policy in the Middle East
Wednesday 9 December

Speaker: Dina Esfandiary, King's College London
Chair: Roham Alvandi, LSE

Listen to the podcast

 
Bahrain62

Social Movements and Popular Mobilisation in the MENA Seminar
Revisiting the Arab Spring in Bahrain
Tuesday 8 December

Speaker: Abdulhadi Khalaf, Lund University
Chair: John Chalcraft, LSE

Listen to the podcast

 
AlgeriaRebai62

The State of Algeria: The politics of a post-colonial legacy
Wednesday 2 December

Speaker: Malika Rebai, National Graduate School of Political Science
Chair: John King, Society for Algerian Studies

 
GreenRevolution62

The Revival of Nationalism and Secularism in Modern Iran
Tuesday 1 December

Speaker: Pejman Abdolmohammadi, LSE
Chair: Roham Alvandi, LSE

Listen to the podcast

 
WomenHealth62

Women's Health in the Occupied Palestinian Territory: inclusion and exclusion
Wednesday 18 November

Speakers:
 Ernestina Coast, LSE; Rita Giacaman and Doaa Hammoudeh, Institute of Community and Public Health
Chair: Tiziana Leone, LSE

 
SyriaMap62

Why is Syria so Statist? Revisiting ideas and economic change in historical institutionalism
Thursday 29 October

Speaker: Daniel Neep, Georgetown University
Chair: Toby Dodge, LSE

Listen to the podcast

 
OtherSaudis62

The Other Saudis: Shiism, Dissent and Sectarianism

Wednesday 28 October
Speaker: Toby Matthiesen, University of Oxford
Chair: Toby Dodge, LSE

Listen to the podcast

 
Algeria1970s62

Algeria's Belle Epoque: Memories of the 1970s
Wednesday 21 October

Speaker: Ed McAllister, University of Oxford
Chair: John King, Society for Algerian Studies

Listen to the podcast

 
BenAli62

Social Movements and Popular Mobilisation in the MENA Seminar
Between Hegemony and Resistance: towards a moral economy of the Tunisian Revolution
Tuesday 20 October

Speaker: Sami Zemni, Middle East and North Africa Research Group
Chair: John Chalcraft, LSE

Listen to the podcast

 
ICAJ62

Pursuing Atrocity Accountability in Syria
Wednesday 14 October

Speakers: Susan Lamb, Commission for International Justice and Accountability; Toby Cadman, 9 Bedford Row International
Chair: Kirsten Ainley, LSE

 
BeirutGentrification62

Other 'gentrifications': remaking Ras Beirut
Thursday 1 October

Speakers: Fran Tonkiss, LSE; Mona Khechen, AUB
Chair: Romola Sanyal, LSE

Listen to the podcast

 
Sinay622

And What if one Spoke of the Land? Labour, food and the making of space in modern South Lebanon
Tuesday 29 September

Speakers: Martha Mundy, LSE; Rami Zurayk and Cynthia Gharios, AUB
Chair: Michael Mason, LSE

Listen to the podcast

 
OsloAccords62

From the River to the Sea: taking the pulse of Palestine-Israel 20 years after Oslo
Wednesday 2 September

Speakers: Mandy Turner, Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL); Cherine Hussein, CBRL; Mansour Nsasra, CBRL; Toufic Haddad, SOAS; Dimi Reider; Raja Khalidi; Diana Buttu
Chair: Alaa Tartir, LSE

Listen to the podcast (Part 1)
Listen to the podcast (Part 2)

 
APSA62

The Ethics of Political Science Research and Teaching in MENA
10-11 June 2015, Rabat, Morocco

Co-organised with the University Mohammed V in Rabat

Read the memos

 
RajabKhawaja62

Social Movements and Popular Mobilisation in the MENA Seminar
Bahraini Activism in Exile: Legacies and Revolutionary Ruptures
Wednesday 3 June

Speaker: Claire Beaugrand, Institut Français du Proche Orient
Discussant: Filippo Dionigi, LSE
Chair: John Chalcraft, LSE

Listen to the podcast

 
SalmanAlOuda62

Saudi Islamists on Peaceful Revolution: divine politics reconsidered
Tuesday 2 June

Speaker: Madawi al-Rasheed, LSE
Chair: Steffen Hertog, LSE

 
SalafiEgypt6286

Being Salafi under Sisi: the strategy of the Egyptian al-Nour party
Tuesday 26 May

Speaker: Stéphane Lacroix, Sciences Po
Chair: Toby Dodge, LSE

Listen to the podcast

 
MoroccoProtest62

Social Movements and Popular Mobilisation in the MENA Seminar
How Self-Limiting Mobilisations Work: the case of Morocco
Wednesday 20 May

Speaker: Frédéric Vairel, University of Ottawa
Discussant: Nawal Mustafa, LSE
Chair: John Chalcraft, LSE

Listen to the podcast

 
MoroccoKingMohammed62

Social Movements and Popular Mobilisation in the MENA Seminar
Of Regime and Movements: authoritarian reform and the 2011 popular uprisings in Morocco
Tuesday 19 May

Speaker: Frédéric Vairel, University of Ottawa
Chair: John Chalcraft, LSE

Listen to the podcast

 
Dubai62

LSE Middle East Alumni Forum 2015, Dubai
Monday 11 May, Dubai, UAE

Confirmed Speakers: Craig Calhoun, LSE; Erik Berglof, LSE; Toby Dodge, LSE; Steffen Hertog, LSE

 
IranNuclear62

An Impending Nuclear Deal With Iran?
Tuesday 5 May

Speaker: Mark Fitzpatrick, International Institute for Strategic Studies
Chair: Toby Dodge, LSE

Listen to the podcast

 
AmarAbba62

The Algeria-UK Relationship: the building of a partnership
Monday 27 April

Speaker: HE Amar Abba
Chair: William Sinton, Society for Algerian Studies

 
TurkeyProtest62

Democracy in Turkey: institutions, society and foreign relations
Thursday 19 March

Speakers: Deniz Kandiyoti, SOAS; Ali Çarkoğlu, Koç Üniversitesi; Berna Turam, Northeastern University
Chair: Esra Ozyurek, LSE

Listen to the podcast

 
Atrash62

Empire, Revolt, and State Formation in the Middle East and North Africa in the 1920s
Tuesday 17 March

Speaker: Jonathan Wyrtzen, Yale University
Chair: Toby Dodge, LSE

Listen to the podcast

 
Bouteflika62

Algeria: A state and its discontents
Tuesday 10 March

Speaker: Lahouari Addi, Sciences Po Lyon
Chair: John King, Society for Algerian Studies

Listen to the podcast

 
EgyptLabour62

Social Movements and Popular Mobilisation in the MENA Seminar
The Non-Contentious Politics of Labour Protests in Egypt
Wednesday 25 February

Speaker: Marie Duboc, University of Tübingen
Discussant: Jann Boeddeling, LSE
Chair: John Chalcraft, LSE

Listen to the podcast

 
SchofieldMap6286

Middle East Border Geopolitics: Established and Emerging Themes
Tuesday 24 February

Speaker: Richard Schofield, King's College London
Chair: Madawi Al-Rasheed, LSE

Listen to the podcast

 
RayburnBook62

Iraq After America: Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance
Tuesday 17 February

Speaker: Joel Rayburn, National Defense University
Chair: Toby Dodge, LSE

Listen to the podcast

 
Mediterranean62

The Politics of Foreign Aid in the Arab World: the impact of the Arab uprisings
Friday 13 February

Speakers: Alaa Tartir, LSE; Jeremy Wildeman, University of Essex; Leila Mouhib, Universite Libre de Bruxelles; Steven Heydemann, United States Institute of Peace; Benoit Challand, New York University
Chair: Federica Bicchi, LSE
Discussants: Mattia Toaldo, European Council on Foreign Relations; Michelle Pace, Roskilde University

 
Egypt62

Recalibrating Authoritarianism After the Arab Spring
Thursday 12 February

Speaker: Steven Heydemann, United States Institute of Peace
Chair: Toby Dodge, LSE

Listen to the podcast

 
FSA62

Syria and the Future of the State Order in the Levant
Wednesday 11 February

Speaker: Steven Heydemann, United States Institute of Peace
Chair: Toby Dodge, LSE

Listen to the podcast

 
WBReport62

Jobs or Privileges: unleashing the employment‎ potential of the Middle East and North Africa
Friday 06 February

Speakers: Marc Schiffbauer; Hania Sahnoun, World Bank
Chair: Erik Berglof, LSE

Download the report | Watch the video

 
Dionigibook62

Hezbollah, Islamist Politics, and International Society
Monday 2 February

Speaker: Filippo Dionigi, LSE
Chair: Katerina Dalacoura, LSE

Listen to the podcast

 
Nusra62

Foreign Fighters in Syria and Iraq: Motivations and Implications
Tuesday 27 January

Speaker: Peter Neumann, King's College London
Chair: Toby Dodge, LSE

Listen to the podcast

 
Careers62

Middle East Careers
Thursday 22 January

Speakers Include: Heidi Minshall, FCO; Joel Bubbers, British Council; Noman Elkhuja, Amnesty International; Tom Finn, Middle East Eye
Chair: Toby Dodge, LSE

 
Fatah62

Social Movements and Popular Mobilisation in the MENA Seminar
Theorising Revolution, Anticipating Civil War: Class, State, and Political Practice in 1960s Lebanon
Wednesday 21 January

Speaker: Fadi Bardawil, University of North Carolina
Chair: John Chalcraft, LSE
Discussant: Fuad Musallam, LSE

Listen to the podcast

 
Berber6286

Berber Government: The Kabyle Polity in Pre-colonial Algeria
Monday 12 January

Speaker: Hugh Roberts, Tufts University
Chair: John King, Society for Algerian Studies

Listen to the podcast

 

 

 

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