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Past Events 2016

Below are the past events for 2016. Most of our events are recorded and available on podcast.

Najaf62

Social Harmony: An Iraqi perspective
Wednesday 30 November

Speaker: Lukman Faily, Senior Advisor to Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi
Chair: Toby Dodge, LSE

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Kabyle62

Algerian Nationalism and Berber Identity
Wednesday 23 November, 18:00-19:30, Room 9.04, TW2, LSE

Speaker: Marisa Fois, University of Geneva

 
Religion62

The Religionisation of Israeli Society
Wednesday 16 November

Speakers: Yoav Peled, Tel Aviv University; Horit Herman-Peled, Oranim Academic College

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Rouhani62

Revisiting Rouhani's Election: The Politics of Managing Change in Iran
Thursday 10 November

Speaker: Ali Ansari, LSE Middle East Centre
Chair: Pejman Abdolmohammadi, LSE Middle East Centre

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YemenSanaa62

Yemen: A Battle for the Future
Wednesday 9 November

Speakers: Ginny Hill, LSE Middle East Centre; Baraa Shiban, Reprieve
Discussant: Helen Lackner
Chair: Robert Lowe, LSE

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ChalcraftBook62

Popular Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East
Wednesday 26 October

Speaker: John Chalcraft, LSE
Chair: Aitemad Muhanna-Matar, LSE

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ArmadaBizerta62

Let's Rock/Rap it! Music as Collective Action: The Case of the Arab Spring
Tuesday 11 October

Speaker: Amina Boubia, Sciences Po Centre for International Studies
Discussant: Cristina Moreno Almeida, LSE
Chair: John Chalcraft, LSE

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GCC-EU62

The Role of the Gulf in a Changing World
Thursday 20 October

Speaker:  Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, Former Prime Minister of Qatar
Chair: Professor Toby Dodge, LSE Middle East Centre

 
KurdsFrontline62

The Fight Against ISIS: Kurds on the Front Line
Thursday 6 October

Speaker: Lahur Talabany, Zanyari Agency
Chair: Toby Dodge, LSE

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Violence62

Jointly organised by the LSE MEC and LSE Cities
Violence and the City in the Modern Middle East
Wednesday 5 October

Speakers: Nelida Fuccaro, SOAS; Ulrike Freitag, Zentrum Moderner Orient; Rasmus Christian Elling, University of Copenhagen
Chair: Fran Tonkiss, LSE

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MoroccanMedia62

Moroccan National Media: between change and status quo
Thursday 23 June

Speaker: Fatima El-Issawi, LSE Middle East Centre
Discussant: Tarek Sabry, University of Westminster
Chair: Jonathan Hill, King's College London

 
RefugeesKeynote62

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: A turning point?
Wednesday 15 June

Speaker: Mireille Girard, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Chair: Filippo Dionigi, LSE Middle East Centre

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WarsoftheWombs62

Wars of the Wombs: struggles over abortion policies in Israel
Tuesday 7 June

Speaker: Rebecca Steinfeld, Goldsmiths University
Chair: Avi Shlaim, University of Oxford

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Amman62

Social Movements and Popular Mobilisation in the MENA seminar
Reassembling the Spatial: Place-and-world making as social movement practice in Jordan and Palestine
Tuesday 26 April

Speaker: Christopher Parker, Ghent University
Chair: Fran Tonkiss, LSE

 
TurkeyFP62

The AKP and Turkish Foreign Policy in the Middle East
Monday 18 April

Speakers: Cengiz Çandar, Radikal; Zeynep Kaya, LSE 
Chair: Toby Dodge, LSE

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UNDarfur62

The Politics of International Intervention: The Tyranny of Peace
Wednesday 23 March

Speakers: Mandy Turner, Kenyon Institute; Florian P. Kühn, Otto von Guericke University; Michael Pugh, University of Bradford; Caroline Hughes, University of Bradford; Christopher Phillips, Queen Mary University of London; Toby Dodge, LSE
Chair: Toby Dodge, LSE

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AlThani62

The Four Eras of Qatari Foreign Policy
Tuesday 22 March

Speaker: David Roberts, King's College London
Chair: Courtney Freer, LSE

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EngineersofJihad62

Engineers of Jihad: The curious connection between violent extremism and education
Wednesday 16 March

Speakers: Steffen Hertog, LSE; Diego Gambetta, European University Institute
Chair: Peter Neumann, King's College London

 
Jarba62

Social Movements and Popular Mobilisation in the MENA Seminar
Why Some Contentious Movements Fail: The case of the Syrian opposition
Tuesday 15 March

Speaker: Jasmine Gani, University of St Andrews
Chair: John Chalcraft, LSE

 
SufiMusic62

Caravans, Conquests, and Crossings: Aesthetics of African, Arab, and Mediterranean movement in Algerian Sufi music
Wednesday 9 March

Speaker: Tamara Turner, King's College London
Chair: John King, Society for Algerian Studies

 
DalacouraEvent62

Alternative Universalisms? Contemporary Turkish discourses on culture in International Relations
Wednesday 2 March

Speaker: Katerina Dalacoura, LSE
Chair: Zeynep Kaya, LSE

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TurkeySalafism62

The Notion of Salafiyya: between Saudi Arabia and Turkey
Tuesday 1 March

Speaker: Andrew Hammond, University of Oxford
Chair: Courtney Freer, LSE

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SyriaRefugees62

The Syrian Refugee Crisis and the Challenge to the Arab State
Wednesday 24 February

Speaker: Filippo Dionigi, LSE
Chair: Toby Dodge, LSE

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EUFlag62

EU Foreign Policy in the Middle East and North Africa: Lobbying, networks and framing
Tuesday 9 February

Speaker: Benedetta Voltolini, Maastricht University
Chair: Federica Bicchi, LSE

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Morocco20Feb62

Democratisation in the Maghreb
Wednesday 3 February

Speaker:
 Jonathan Hill, King's College London
Chair: John King, Society for Algerian Studies

Listen to the podcast

 
TunisieProtest62

Social Movements and Popular Mobilisation in the MENA Seminar
Beyond the "Tunisian Exception": (Un)changing politics and social movements
Tuesday 2 February

Speaker: Choukri Hmed, Paris Dauphine University
Chair: John Chalcraft, LSE

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SinjarStrike62

International Military Intervention and the Politics of Iraq
Wednesday 27 January

Speaker:
 Toby Dodge, LSE
Chair: Zeynep Kaya, LSE

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EgyptBread62

The Political Economy of Subsidy Reform in Egypt and Tunisia: the untold story
Tuesday 26 January

Speaker: Ferdinand Eibl, LSE
Chair: Steffen Hertog, LSE

 
WomanActivist62

How the West Undermined Women's Rights in the Arab World
Wednesday 20 January

Speaker: Nicola Pratt, University of Warwick
Chair: Aitemad Muhanna-Matar, LSE

Listen to the podcast

 
MutedModernists62

Muted Modernists: the struggle over divine politics in Saudi Arabia
Thursday 14 January

Speaker: Madawi Al-Rasheed, LSE
Chair: Toby Dodge, LSE

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