How to contact us

Middle East Centre
Tower 1, 10th Floor
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE 

General Enquiries and Events
Sandra Sfeir
+44 (0)20 7955 6198

Projects and Scholarships Enquiries 
Chelsea Milsom
+44 (0)20 7955 7038

Media and Communications Enquiries
Ribale Sleiman Haidar

+44(0)20 7955 6250


Forthcoming Events

LSE hosts a wide and varied range of Middle East events, including public lectures, seminars, book launches and conferences. Events are open to the public and are free of charge, unless specified otherwise. Our events are very well attended, so please make sure you arrive early. This list of events includes all Middle East Centre events and other selected Middle East events at LSE.

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LSE Kuwait Programme Event
The Merchant Elite and Parliamentary Politics in Kuwait
Tuesday 17 January, 16:30-18:00, Room 9.04, Tower 2, LSE

Speaker: Anastasia Nosova, LSE

This is a registration only event. Registration has now closed.


Hosted by BRISMES and the Middle East Centre
Middle East Careers
Wednesday 18 January, 18:00-21:00, Wolfson Theatre, LSE

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


Hosted by the LSE International Relations Department
Europe and the Challenges of Governance in the Southern Neighbourhood
Tuesday 24 January, 16:00-17:30, Room 6.02, Clement House

Speaker: Nicholas Westcott
Discussants: Ian Black, LSE Middle East Centre; Mattia Toaldo, ECFR; Inez von Weitershausen, LSE

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.


The Politics of Selective Liberalisation: Cronyism and Trade Protection in Egypt
Wednesday 25 January, 18:00-19:30, Room 9.04, Tower 2, LSE

Speaker: Ferdinand Eibl, King's College London

This is a registration only event. Register to attend.


Annual Gulf History Lecture
The Saudi Royal Family: Modernisation and Succession
Monday 30 January, 18:30-20:00, Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

Speaker: Steve Coll, Colombia University


Quest for Authority: The Presidency and its Standing in the Islamic Republic
Tuesday 31 January, 16:30-18:00, Room 9.04, Tower 2, LSE

Speaker: Siavush Randjbar-Daemi, University of Manchester

This is a registration only event. Register to attend.


Hosted by the Department of International Relations
The Great War and the Middle East

Wednesday 1 February, 18:30-20:00, Room G.01, Tower 1, LSE

Speaker: Dr Robert Johnson

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LSE Kuwait Programme Event
Opportunities and challenges for young female entrepreneurs in Saudi Arabia

Tuesday 7 February, 16:30-18:00, Room 9.04, Tower 2, LSE

Speaker:  Sara Alshareef, Royal Holloway University of London


Gender Equality and the Quest for Statehood in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq
Wednesday 8 February, 18:00-19:30, Room 9.04, Tower 2, LSE

Speaker: Zeynep Kaya, LSE


Hosted by the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa at LSE
Arab National Media and Political Change
Thursday 9 February, 18:00-19:30, Room LG.03, Parish Hall, LSE

Speaker: Fatima El-Issawi, LSE
Chair: Katerina Dalacoura, LSE

This is a registration only event. Register to attend.


‘This is our Call of Duty’: Ideology, History and Resistant Videogames in the Middle East
Wednesday 22 February, 18:00-19:30, Room 9.04, Tower 2, LSE

Speaker: Dima Saber, University of Birmingham


Hosted by the Middle East Centre, Gender Institute and LSE Literary Festival
Where are the Women in Today's Islamic World?
Saturday 25 February, 11:00-12:30, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, LSE

Speaker: Elif Shafak


LSE Kuwait Programme Event
The Evolving Role of the Gulf States in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
Tuesday 28 February, 16:30-18:00, Room 9.04, Tower 2, LSE

Speaker:  Suliman Al-Atiqi, University of Oxford


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, 17:15-19:15, Room 9.04, Tower 2, LSE

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


Iran and the Nuclear Programme: A Political and Technical Assessment
Monday 13 March, 17:00-18:30, Room 2.04, New Academic Building

Speaker:  Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi, Royal United Services Institute


Advancing Research and Teaching in Political Economy in the oPt
Wednesday 15 March, 18:00-19:30, Room 9.04, Tower 2, LSE

Speakers: Mandy Turner, Kenyon Institute; Tariq Dana, Birzeit University

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