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Past Events 2012

Jamal AbdulNasser

The year of Egypt's Second Revolution: the Balance Sheet so Far |

Monday 9 January 2012, 18.30 - 20.00, Sheikh Zayed Theatre
Speaker: Professor Roger Owen, Harvard University

Wadah Khanfar

Engaging Political Islam and the New Realities of the Middle East|

Tuesday 17 January 2012, 17.00 - 18.15, New Theatre
Speaker: Wadah Khanfar, CEO of Integrated Media Strategies and former Director General Al Jazeera


The Military and the Arab Uprisings|

Monday 23 January 2012, 18.30 - 20.00, CLM 4.02, Clement House
Speaker: Professor Yezid Sayigh, Carnegie Middle East Center

Suharto Mubarak

Dangers and Demon(izer)s of Democratization in Egypt: Through an Indonesian Glass, Darkly |

Wednesday 25 January 2012, 18.30 - 20.00, CLM 7.02, Clement House
Speaker: Professor John Sidel, LSE

Revolution 2.0

Revolution 2.0 |

Tuesday 31 January 2012, 18.30 - 20.00, Sheikh Zayed Theatre
Speaker: Wael Ghonim

Maghreb Map

The Pattern of the Past in North Africa
Thursday 2 February 2012, 18.30 - 20.00, CLM 7.02
Speaker: Dr James McDougall, Trinity College, University of Oxford

Carool Kersten Book

Muslim Cosmopolitanism or Heresy? Lessons for the Aftermath of the 2011 Arab Spring|

Monday 6 February 2012, 18.30 - 20.00, NAB 2.04
Speaker: Dr Carool Kersten, King's College London
Chair: Dr Kirsten Schulze, LSE

Fawaz Gerges

The Islamist Moment in the Middle East: Domestic and Geostrategic Implications |

Monday 13 February 2012, 18.30 - 20.00, New Theatre, East Building 
Speaker: Professor Fawaz Gerges, LSE
Chair: Professor Rosemary Hollis, City University London

Louay Hussein

Building a Democratic State in Syria|

Wednesday 22 February 2012, 18.30 - 20.00
Speaker: Louay Hussein, Building the Syrian State Movement
Chair: Chris Doyle, Council for Arab-British Understanding


British Society for Middle Eastern Studies Annual Conference 2012 |

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


After the Arab Spring: Power Shift in the Middle East|

Tuesday 1 May 2012, 18.30 - 20.00, Old Theatre, Old Building
Speakers: Professor Anoush Ehteshami, Dr. Amnon Aran, Mr. Roger Cohen
Chair: Dr Toby Dodge


Politics and Power in the Maghreb|

Wednesday 9 May 2012, 18.30 - 20.00, CON 1.05, Connaugh House
Speaker: Dr Michael Willis, Oxford University


The Kurdish Spring: State-Society Relations and Dissent in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq|

Tuesday 15 May 2012, 18.30 - 19.30, Alumni Theatre
Speaker: Dr Nicole Watts, San Francisco State University


The Egyptian Revolution: Where From, and Where To?|

Thursday 31 May 2012, 18.30 - 20.00, Sheikh Zayed Theatre
Speaker: Ahdaf Soueif, Egyptian writer and political and cultural commentator
Chair: Tarek Osman


BRISMES Graduate Section Annual Conference 2012|

Change and Continuity in the Middle East: Rethinking West Asia, North Africa and the Gulf after 2011

Monday 11 June 2012, New Academic Building


The Yemen Revolution: the Way Forward|

Thursday 21 June 2012, 18.30 - 20.00, NAB 1.04
Speaker: Abdul-Ghani Al-Iryani
Chair: Professor Martha Mundy, LSE
Discussant: Ludmila du Bouchet, Sciences-Po


Iran: The Next War in the Middle East?|

Thursday 5 July 2012, 18.30 - 20.00 Sheikh Zayed Theatre
Speaker: Professor Hamid Dabashi, Columbia University
Chair: Professor Fawaz Gerges, LSE


Inside Syria: 18 Months On|

Thursday 20 September 2012, Sheikh Zayed Theatre
Speakers: Bridgadier General Akil Hashem; Ghayth Armanazi; George Sabra; Dr Thomas Pierret and others.


Egypt in the Arab Spring: Perspectives from Economics and Democratisation Studies|

Friday 28 September 2012, Thai Theatre
Graduate Conference part of the collaboration project with FEPS, Cairo University


Football, Music and Bandits of Honour: A History of Algeria in Six Objects|

Monday 8 October 2012, 18.30-20.00, Wolfson Theatre
Speaker: Professor Martin Evans, University of Sussex
Chair: Dr John King, Society for Algerian Studies


Freethinking, Secularism and the Arab Spring|

Monday 15 October 2012, 18.30 - 20.00, Wolfson Theatre
Speaker: Professor Aziz Al-Azmeh, Central European University
Chair: Professor Fawaz Gerges, LSE


Violence and Democratic Perspectives in Syria|

Monday 22 October 2012, 18.30 - 20.00, New Theatre
Speaker: Dr Haytham Manna, Syrian National Coordination Body for Democratic Change
Chair: Professor Fawaz Gerges, LSE


The Arab Spring|

Thursday 25 October 2012, 18.30 - 20.00, Hong Kong Theatre
Speaker: Jeremy Bowen, BBC
Chair: Professor Fawaz Gerges, LSE


MENA Film Festival 2012 at LSE|

Sunday 28 October 2012, 15.00 - 17.00, The Three Tuns
Screenings: A History Lesson (2010), My Rag Doll (2010)
Speaker: Hany Beshr, Al Jazeera 


Sheikhs, Politicians and Revolutionaries: The Political Sociology of Salafism in the Wake of the Arab Spring|

Monday 12 November 2012, 18.30 - 20.00, Wolfson Theatre, NAB
Speaker: Dr Stéphane Lacroix, Science Po


Competing Economic Visions in the Arab Uprisings: Navigating without Roadmaps|

Monday 19 November 2012, 18.30 - 20.00, Clement House, CLM 2.02
Speaker: Dr Nasser Saidi



Photography Exhibition Opening

Tuesday 20 November 2012, 18.30, Atrium Gallery, Old Building



LSE Middle East Centre hosts the Future Shorts Festival

Friday 23 November 2012, 19.00 - 21.00, Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House


Syria: From Rebellion to Civil War|

Monday 26 November 2012, 18:30 - 20:00, Old Theatre
Speaker: Nir Rosen



Tamer Abu Ghazaleh and Youssra El Hawary live in concert

Thursday 29 November 2012, 19.00, The Quad, Student Union, East Building


Algeria and Post-colonialism|

Tuesday 4 December 2012, 18.30 - 20.00, Thai Theatre
Speaker: Dr Jonathan Hill, King's College London


Iran’s Nuclear Programme: A Surge into Modernity|

Wednesday 5 December 2012, 18.30 - 20.00, Wolfson Theatre
Speaker: Dr David Patrikarakos
Chair: Dr Roham Alvandi, LSE


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