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Past Events 2017

Below are the past events for 2017. Most of our events are recorded and available on podcast.


Task Force on the Future of Iraq: Achieving Long-Term Stability to Ensure the Defeat of ISIS
Tuesday 27 June

Speakers: Toby Dodge, LSE; Nussaibah Younis, Chatham House; Christine van den Toorn, IRIS


Social Movements and Popular Mobilisation in the MENAThe Calculus of Dissidence: The Socialist Forces Front and the Failure of Opposition in Algeria
Tuesday 30 May

Speaker: Hugh Roberts, Tufts University
Discussant: Aula Hariri, LSE Middle East Centre

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Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East
Monday 8 May

Speakers:  Nader Hashemi, University of Denver; Danny Postel, University of Denver; Madawi Al-Rasheed, LSE Middle East Centre; Toby Matthiesen, University of Oxford; Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi, University of Manchester

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Social Movements and Popular Mobilisation in the MENA
Insurgent Cohesion and Collapse in Syria: A Social-Institutionalist Explanation
Tuesday 2 May

Speaker: Thomas Pierret, University of Edinburgh
Discussant: Jerome Drevon, University of Oxford

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The Evolution of Ennahdha in Tunisia: In Conversation with Sheikh Rached Ghannouchi
Thursday 20 April

Speaker: Sheikh Rached Ghannouchi, Ennahdha Party

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Iran and the Nuclear Programme: A Political and Technical Assessment
Monday 13 March

Speaker:   Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi, Royal United Services Institute


Social Movements and Popular Mobilisation in the Middle East and North Africa Event
Putting Gender at the Centre: The Feminist Turn in the Kurdish Political Movement
Tuesday 7 March

Speakers: Nadje Al-Ali, SOAS; Latif Tas, SOAS

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Hosted by the Middle East Centre, Gender Institute and LSE Literary Festival
Where are the Women in Today's Islamic World?
Saturday 25 February

Speaker: Elif Shafak

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‘This is our Call of Duty’: Ideology, History and Resistant Videogames in the Middle East
Wednesday 22 February

Speaker: Dima Saber, The Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research


Hosted by the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa and the Middle East Centre Arab National Media and Political Change
Thursday 9 February

Speaker: Fatima El-Issawi, LSE


Quest for Authority: The Presidency and its Standing in the Islamic Republic
Tuesday 31 January

Speaker: Siavush Randjbar-Daemi, University of Manchester

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The Politics of Selective Liberalisation: Cronyism and Trade Protection in Egypt
Wednesday 25 January

Speaker: Ferdinand Eibl, King's College London


Hosted by BRISMES and the Middle East Centre
Middle East Careers
Wednesday 18 January

Speakers: Nick Alton, FCO; Dania Akkad, Middle East Eye; Courtney Freer, LSE; Mina Toksoz, University of Manchester and Chatham House; Representative of Oxfam UK

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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

Speaker: Frederic Volpi, University of St Andrews


Hosted by LSE Works and the Middle East Centre
Documenting Genocide: Survey Evidence on ISIS Violence Against Yazidis
Wednesday 11 January

Speaker: Valeria Cetorelli, LSE
Discussants:  Sareta Ashraph, UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria (2012-2016); Nelida Fuccaro, SOAS

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