The LSE Middle East Alumni Symposium is a new initiative taken by the School to build on its commitment and relationship with the region. This strategy in the Middle East forms part of the School's wider international strategy, which has at its core the building of deep and sustainable alliances and partnerships. LSE’s long engagement with the Middle East was further enhanced by the establishment of the Middle East Centre in 2010 to provide a central hub for the wide range of research on the region carried out around the school.
On Wednesday 30 April, the LSE alumni and wider community gathered for this event, which was a great opportunity to bring together top LSE academics with graduates of the School.
Chaired by alumnus and chairman of the Aman Foundation Mr Arif Naqvi, Professor Craig Calhoun led the discussion on Middle Eastern prospects in facing global challenges. Professor Danny Quah then concentrated on the role of the GCC in the leaderless world; followed by a look at the regional balance of power after the Iraqi Elections presented by Professor Toby Dodge.
The presentations were followed by an engaging and dynamic discussion, which was continued during the drinks reception.
Highlights of the Evening