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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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Battlefields of the Republic: the Struggle for Public Space in Tunisia

Wednesday 3 December 2014, 16.30-18.30, Room 9.05, Tower 2, Clement's Inn
Speaker: Professor Charles Tripp, SOAS
Chair: Dr John Chalcraft, LSE

 
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The Hizbullah Phenomenon: Politics and Communication

Tuesday 2 December 2014, 18.30 - 20.00, Wolfson Theatre, Lower Ground Floor, New Academic Building, LSE
Speakers: Dr Lina Khatib, Carnegie Middle East Center; Dr Dina Matar, SOAS; Dr Atef Alshaer, University of Westminster
Chair: Dr Filippo Dionigi, LSE

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The Uprising of the Marginalised: A Socio-Economic Perspective into the Collapse of the Ba'ath Rule in Syria

Monday 24 November 2014, 18.30-20.00, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Dr Shamel Azmeh, LSE
Chair: Professor Toby Dodge, LSE

Download the paper

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

Wednesday 19 November 2014, 18.30-20.00, Room G.01, Tower 1, Clement's Inn
Speaker: Professor Ali Ansari, St Andrews University
Chair: Professor Toby Dodge, LSE

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

Tuesday 18 November 2014, 17.30-19.00, Room 9.04, Tower 2, Clement's Inn
Speakers: Dr Michael Mason, LSE; Muna Dajani, LSE
Chair: Professor Tony Allan, SOAS

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1960s Algeria: Women, Public Space and Moral Panic

Wednesday 12 November 2014, 18.30-20.00, Alumni Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Dr Natalya Vince, University of Portsmouth
Chair: Dr John King, Society for Algerian Studies

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

Tuesday 11 November 2014, 18.30-20.00, Room 9.04, Tower 2, Clement's Inn
Speaker: Dr Yaniv Voller, University of Edinburgh
Chair: Dr Katerina Dalacoura, LSE

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

Thursday 6 November 2014, 16.30-18.00, Alumni Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Dr Aitemad Muhanna-Matar, LSE
Chair: Dr Lori Allen, SOAS

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Workers in the Arab Uprisings: Social Movement Theory, Political Economy and Class

Wednesday 5 November 2014, 16.30-18.30, Room 9.05, Tower 2, Clement's Inn
Speaker: Professor Joel Beinin, Stanford University
Chair: Dr John Chalcraft, LSE

 
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High-Risk Activism and Popular Struggle Against the Israeli Occupation of the West Bank

Tuesday 4 November 2014, 18.30-20.00, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Professor Joel Beinin, Stanford University
Chair: Dr 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 2014, 18.30-20.00, Room 2.02, Clement House
Speaker: Professor Smadar Lavie, University of California
Chair: Dr 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 2014, 18.30-20.00, Room 9.04, Tower 2, Clement's Inn
Speaker: Dr Karen Young, LSE
Chair: Dr Adam Hanieh, SOAS

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

Thursday 16 October 2014, 18.30-20.00, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Dr Roham Alvandi, LSE
Chair: Professor 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 2014, 13.00-14.30, Room 9.04, Tower 2, Clement's Inn
Speaker: Dr Eva Bellin, Brandeis University
Chair: Professor Toby Dodge, LSE

 
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Iraq: Causes and Consequences of the Present Crisis

Thursday 26 June 2014, Old Theatre, Old Building
Speakers: Professor Toby Dodge, LSE; Amb Feisal Istrabadi, Indiana University; Dr Faleh Jabar, Iraq Institute for Strategic Studies
Chair: Professor 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 2014, Room 9.04, Tower 2, Clement's Inn

 
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Sufis in Algerian Politics: Thriving on the System's Contradictions

Wednesday 11 June 2014, 18.30-20.00, Room LG.04, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields
Speaker: Dr Isabelle Werenfels, German Institute for International and Security Studies
Chair: Dr John King, Society for Algerian Studies

 
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Decoding Transition: The Case of Egypt

Monday 02 June 2014, 18.30-20.00, Room 9.04, Tower 2, Clement's Inn
Speaker: Professor Bahgat Korany, American University in Cairo
Chair: Dr Fawaz Gerges, LSE

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ECFR and Middle East Centre Conference
Europe's Toolbox and Israeli-Palestinian Relations After the Kerry Effort: What Role for What Purpose?

Thursday 29 May 2014, 13.30-17.15, Room 9.04, Tower 2, Clement's Inn

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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 2014, 16.30-18.00, Alumni Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Dr Marc Valeri, University of Exeter
Chair: Professor 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 2014, 16.30-18.30, Room 9.04, Tower 2, Clement's Inn
Speaker: Dr Charles Anderson, LSE
Chair: Dr John Chalcraft, LSE

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LSE Middle East Centre and Kuwait Programme Public Event

The Macroeconomics of the Gulf

Thursday 15 May 2014, Room G.03, 32 Lincolns Inn Fields
Speaker: Raphael Espinoza, IMF
Chair: Professor Danny Quah

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Writing the History of Sectarianism in the Modern Middle East

Thursday 15 May 2014, Room LG.02, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields
Speaker: Professor Ussama Makdisi, Rice University
Chair: Dr John Chalcraft, LSE

 
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Bahrain: Strategies of Mobilisation and Domination

Wednesday 14 May 2014, 18.30-20.00, Room 9.04, Tower 2, Clement's Inn
Speaker: Dr Toby Matthiesen, University of Cambridge
Chair: Professor Madawi Al-Rasheed, LSE

 
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US-Iran Détente: Past and Present

Monday 12 May 2014, 18.30-20.00, Room 9.04, Tower 2, Clement's Inn
Speakers: Ambassador John Limbert; Dr Christian Emery, LSE; Dr Roham Alvandi, LSE
Chair: Professor 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 2014, 18.30-20.00, Room 1.04, New Academic Building
Speaker: Zaid Al-Ali, International IDEA
Chair: Professor Mary Kaldor, LSE
Discussant: Professor 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 2014, 16.30-18.30, Room 9.04, Tower 2, Clement's Inn
Speaker: Dr Maha Abdelrahman, University of Cambridge
Chair: Dr 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 2014, 18.30-20.00, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Professor Gregory Gause, University of Vermont
Chair: Dr Steffen Hertog, LSE

 
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LSE Middle East Alumni Symposium, Dubai

Wednesday 30 April 2014, 16.00, Samaya Ballroom, Ritz-Carlton, DIFC, Dubai, UAE
Speakers: Professor Craig Calhoun; Professor Danny Quah and Professor Toby Dodge, LSE
Chair: Mr Arif Naqvi

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

Wednesday 30 April 2014, 18.30-20.00, Room 1.04, New Academic Building
Speaker: Professor Jennifer Jenkins, University of Toronto
Chair: Dr Roham Alvandi, LSE

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

Wednesday 19 March 2014, 18.30-20.00, Room G.01, Tower 1, Clement's Inn
Speaker: Professor Raymond Hinnebusch, University of St Andrews
Chair: Professor Toby Dodge, LSE

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Algeria and its Southern Neighbours: Turbulence in the Sahara

Monday 10 March 2014. 18.30-20.00, Room 1.04, New Academic Building
Speakers: Dr Yvan Guichaoua, University of East Anglia; Imad Mesdoua
Chair: Dr 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 2014, 16.30-18.00, Room 2.04, New Academic Building
Speaker: Dr Steffen Hertog, LSE
Chair: Professor 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 2014, 16.30-18.00, Room 2.02, Clement House
Speaker: Dr Lina Khatib, Carnegie Middle East Center
Chair: Professor 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 2014, 18.30-20.00, Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speaker: Professor Gilles Kepel, Sciences Po
Chair: Professor Toby Dodge, LSE

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Neoliberal Development in Palestine and the Regional Context

Monday 24 February 2014, 18.30-20.00, Room 1,04, New Academic Building
Speaker: Dr Adam Hanieh, SOAS
Chair: Dr Kamil Mahdi, LSE

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

Thursday 20 February 2014, 12.00-13.30, Room 3.21, Old Building
Speaker: Dr Randa Nasser, Birzeit University
Chair: Dr Michael Mason, LSE

 
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Experiencing Revolution: The Case of Iran

Wednesday 19 February 2014, 18.30-20.00, Room 1.04, New Academic Building
Speaker: Dr Naghmeh Sohrabi, Brandeis University
Chair: Dr 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 2014, 17.15-19.15, Room 3.04, Clement House
Speaker: Professor Salwa Ismail, SOAS
Chair: Dr 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 2014, 18.30-20.00, New Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Dr Ahron Bregman, King's College London
Chair: Professor Toby Dodge, LSE

Listen to the podcast

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

Wednesday 5 February 2014, 18.00-19.30, Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Sami Zubaida
Chair: Professor Paul Starkey, Durham University

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Libya: A Happy Ending that Wasn't

Monday 3 February 2014, 18.30-20.00, New Theatre, East Building

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

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The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising

Monday 27 January 2014, 18.30-20.00, New Theatre, East Building

Speaker: Professor Gilbert Achcar, SOAS
Chair: Dr 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 2014, 12.30-17.00, LSE

 
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Western Sahara: Stalemate and its Discontents

Wednesday 22 January 2014, 18.30-20.00, Room 1.04, New Academic Building

Speaker: Dr Alice Wilson, University of Cambridge
Chair: Dr 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 2014, 18.30-20.00, Room 1.04, New Academic Building

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

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LSE Middle East Centre and Centre for the Study of Human Rights Event

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: A Critical Perspective

Thursday 16 January 2014, 18.30-20.00, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building

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

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

Monday 13 January 2014, 18.30-20.00, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, LSE
Speaker: Professor Yezid Sayigh, Carnegie Middle East Center
Chair: Professor Toby Dodge, LSE

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