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Past Events 2014

Below are the past events for 2014. Most of our events are recorded and available on podcast.

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Co-organised with the Society for Algerian Studies
Ben Bella's Algeria: Third Worldism beyond continents and colours
Tuesday 9 December 2014

Speaker:  Jeffrey Byrne, University of British Columbia
Chair: John King, Society for Algerian Studie

 
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Social Movements and Popular Mobilization in the MENA Seminar
Battlefields of the Republic: the Struggle for Public Space in Tunisia
Wednesday 3 December

Speaker: Charles Tripp, SOAS
Chair: John Chalcraft, LSE

 
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The Hizbullah Phenomenon: Politics and Communication
Tuesday 2 December

Speakers: Lina Khatib, Carnegie Middle East Center; Dina Matar, SOAS; Atef Alshaer, University of Westminster
Chair: Filippo Dionigi, LSE

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Anglo-Iranian relations revisited: the curious case of the proposed Nuclear Company of Britain and Iran
Wednesday 19 November

Speaker: Ali Ansari, St Andrews University
Chair: Toby Dodge, LSE

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Transboundary Climate Security: Climate Vulnerability and Rural Livelihoods in the Jordan River Basin
Tuesday 18 November

Speakers: Michael Mason, LSE; Muna Dajani, LSE
Chair: Tony Allan, SOAS

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Co-organised with the Society for Algerian Studies
1960s Algeria: Women, Public Space and Moral Panic
Wednesday 12 November 

Speaker: Natalya Vince, University of Portsmouth
Chair: John King, Society for Algerian Studies

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The Kurdish National Liberation Movement in Iraq: From Insurgency to Statehood
Tuesday 11 November

Speaker: Yaniv Voller, University of Edinburgh
Chair: Katerina Dalacoura, LSE

 
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New Trends of Women's Activism after the Arab Uprisings: Redefining Women's Leadership
Thursday 6 November 

Speaker: Aitemad Muhanna-Matar, LSE
Chair: Lori Allen, SOAS

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Social Movements and Popular Mobilization in the MENA Seminar
Workers in the Arab Uprisings: Social Movement Theory, Political Economy and Class
Wednesday 5 November

Speaker: Joel Beinin, Stanford University
Chair: John Chalcraft, LSE

 
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Social Movements and Popular Mobilization in the MENA Seminar
High-Risk Activism and Popular Struggle Against the Israeli Occupation of the West Bank
Tuesday 4 November 

Speaker: Joel Beinin, Stanford University
Chair: John Chalcraft, LSE

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Mizrahi Mothers, Wrapped in the Flag: Ultra-Nationalism, Apartheid, and the Divinity of Bureaucracy in Israel

Monday 27 October

Speaker: Smadar Lavie, University of California
Chair: Sumi Madhok, LSE

 
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The Political Economy of Energy, Finance and Security in the UAE: Between the Majilis and the Market
Tuesday 21 October

Speaker: Karen Young, LSE
Chair: Adam Hanieh, SOAS

 
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Nixon, Kissinger, and the Shah: The United States and Iran in the Cold War
Thursday 16 October 

Speaker: Roham Alvandi, LSE
Chair: Toby Dodge, LSE

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Lessons for Democratisation Theory from the Arab World: Insights from a Paired Comparison of Egypt and Tunisia
Thursday 9 October 

Speaker: Eva Bellin, Brandeis University
Chair: Toby Dodge, LSE

 
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Iraq: Causes and Consequences of the Present Crisis
Thursday 26 June 

Speakers: Toby Dodge, LSE; Amb Feisal Istrabadi, Indiana University; Faleh Jabar, Iraq Institute for Strategic Studies
Chair: Sami Zubaida, Birkbeck

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LSE Middle East Centre, International Relations, IDEAS and Centre for International Studies Event

Comparative Workshop on Mass Protests
Friday 13-Saturday 14 June

 
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Co-organised with the Society for Algerian Studies
Sufis in Algerian Politics: Thriving on the System's Contradictions
Wednesday 11 June

Speaker: Isabelle Werenfels, German Institute for International and Security Studies
Chair: John King, Society for Algerian Studies

 
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Decoding Transition: The Case of Egypt
Monday 02 June 

Speaker: Bahgat Korany, American University in Cairo
Chair: Fawaz Gerges, LSE

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LSE Middle East Centre and Kuwait Programme Public Event
Oman's Foreign Policy Under Sultan Qaboos: Independent but to What Extent?
Thursday 22 May

Speaker: Marc Valeri, University of Exeter
Chair: Toby Dodge, LSE

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Social Movements and Popular Mobilization in the MENA Seminar
Will the Real Palestinian Peasantry Please Sit Down? Towards a New History of British Rule in Palestine, 1917-1936
Tuesday 20 May

Speaker: Charles Anderson, LSE
Chair: John Chalcraft, LSE

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LSE Middle East Centre and Kuwait Programme Public Event
The Macroeconomics of the Gulf
Thursday 15 May

Speaker: Raphael Espinoza, IMF
Chair: Danny Quah, LSE

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Writing the History of Sectarianism in the Modern Middle East

Thursday 15 May
Speaker: Ussama Makdisi, Rice University
Chair: John Chalcraft, LSE

 
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Bahrain: Strategies of Mobilisation and Domination
Wednesday 14 May

Speaker: Toby Matthiesen, University of Cambridge
Chair: Madawi Al-Rasheed, LSE

 
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US-Iran Détente: Past and Present
Monday 12 May

Speakers: Ambassador John Limbert; Christian Emery, LSE; Roham Alvandi, LSE
Chair: Toby Dodge, LSE

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LSE Middle East Centre and International Development Public Event
The Struggle for Iraq's Future
Wednesday 07 May

Speaker: Zaid Al-Ali, International IDEA
Chair: Mary Kaldor, LSE
Discussant: Toby Dodge, LSE

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Social Movements and Popular Mobilization in the MENA Seminar
New Social Movements and the Question of Organisation During Revolutionary Processes

Tuesday 6 May

Speaker: Maha Abdelrahman, University of Cambridge
Chair: John Chalcraft, LSE
Discussant: Ahmad Shokr, New York University

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LSE Middle East Centre and Kuwait Programme Public Event
The New Middle East Cold War
Thursday 1 May

Speaker: Gregory Gause, University of Vermont
Chair: Steffen Hertog, LSE

 
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LSE Middle East Alumni Symposium, Dubai
Wednesday 30 April, Dubai, UAE

Speakers: Craig Calhoun; Danny Quah and Toby Dodge, LSE
Chair: Arif Naqvi, The Abraaj Group

 
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The Nazi-Soviet Pact in the Light of Transnational History: Persian Connections in German-Soviet Relations
Wednesday 30 April

Speaker: Jennifer Jenkins, University of Toronto
Chair: Roham Alvandi, LSE

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Syria-Iraq Relations: From State Formation to the Arab Uprising
Wednesday 19 March

Speaker: Raymond Hinnebusch, University of St Andrews
Chair: Toby Dodge, LSE

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Co-organised with the Society for Algerian Studies
Algeria and its Southern Neighbours: Turbulence in the Sahara
Monday 10 March 

Speakers: Yvan Guichaoua, University of East Anglia; Imad Mesdoua
Chair: John King, Society for Algerian Studies

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LSE Middle East Centre and Kuwait Programme Public Event
Diversified but Marginal: The GCC Private Sector as an Economic and Political Force
Wednesday 5 March

Speaker: Steffen Hertog, LSE
Chair: Toby Dodge, LSE

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LSE Middle East Centre and Kuwait Programme Public Event
Qatari Foreign Policy and the Changing Regional Order in the Middle East
Wednesday 26 February

Speaker: Lina Khatib, Carnegie Middle East Center
Chair: Toby Dodge, LSE

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LSE Middle East Centre and IDEAS Public Event
The Dialectics of the Arab Revolutions: 2011-2013
Tuesday 25 February 

Speaker: Gilles Kepel, Sciences Po
Chair: Toby Dodge, LSE

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Neoliberal Development in Palestine and the Regional Context
Monday 24 February 

Speaker: Adam Hanieh, SOAS
Chair: Kamil Mahdi, LSE

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Labour Market Participation Among Palestinian Women: Religiosity or "Rational Modernity"?
Thursday 20 February 

Speaker: Randa Nasser, Birzeit University
Chair: Michael Mason, LSE

 
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Experiencing Revolution: The Case of Iran
Wednesday 19 February

Speaker: Naghmeh Sohrabi, Brandeis University
Chair: Roham Alvandi, LSE

 
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Social Movements and Popular Mobilization in the MENA Seminar
The Politics of the Urban Everyday in the Arab Revolutions
Wednesday 12 February

Speaker: Salwa Ismail, SOAS
Chair: John Chalcraft, LSE

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Israel: The Arab Spring, Domestic Politics and the Future of the Arab-Israeli Peace Process
Monday 10 February

Speaker: Ahron Bregman, King's College London
Chair: Toby Dodge, LSE

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BRISMES Annual Lecture
The Quest for Cultural Authenticity and the Politics of Identity
Wednesday 5 February

Speaker: Sami Zubaida
Chair: Paul Starkey, Durham University

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Libya: A Happy Ending that Wasn't
Monday 3 February

Speaker: Florence Gaub, EUISS
Chair: Toby Dodge, SOAS

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The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising
Monday 27 January

Speaker: Gilbert Achcar, SOAS
Chair: John Chalcraft, LSE

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LSE Middle East Centre and Kuwait Programme Workshop

Addressing the Demographic Imbalance in the Gulf States: Implications for Labour Markets, Migration, and National Identity
Friday 24 January

 
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Co-organised with the Society for Algerian Studies
Western Sahara: Stalemate and its Discontents
Wednesday 22 January

Speaker: Alice Wilson, University of Cambridge
Chair: John King, Society for Algerian Studies

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Agency and Gender in Gaza: Masculinity, Femininity and Family During the Second Intifada
Monday 20 January

Speaker: Aitemad-Muhanna Matar, LSE
Chair: Sumi Madhok, LSE

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LSE MEC and Centre for the Study of Human Rights Event
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: A Critical Perspective
Thursday 16 January 

Speaker: Omar Nashabe, Lebanese American University
Chair: Christine Chinkin, LSE

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Syria's Age of Revolution: Peaceful Protest to Armed Struggle
Monday 13 January

Speaker: Yezid Sayigh, Carnegie Middle East Center
Chair: Toby Dodge, LSE

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