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Research Assistant

Start Date: 10 December 2014
End Date: 10 February 2015   
Hours: 30 hours in total, with possibility of extension
Pay: £13.28 per hour
Closing Date: 4 December 2014


To provide support to a research project examining the foreign policy of the GCC states| through investigations of the respective states’ resources and the regional effects of these policies. The project is led by Dr Karen Young,| MEC Research Fellow.

Activities and Responsibilities

  • Searching, compiling and developing literature reviews
  • Translating and adapting data from Arabic sources into English, primarily from GCC Secretariat documents

Person Specification

  • Post-graduate level
  • Knowledge of the contemporary GCC
  • Fluency in Arabic

Please send a CV and short cover letter to Chelsea Milsom: c.milsom@lse.ac.uk |


Research Assistant 

Start Date: 05 January 2015
End Date: 20 March 2015
Hours: 7 hours per week
Pay: £13.28 per hour
Closing Date: 5 December 2014


To provide support to a collaborative research project with the American University of Dubai| examining the relationship between Arab traditional mass media and the political sphere within the remit of political change in the Arab world. The project is led by Dr Fatima El-Issawi|,| MEC Research Fellow. 

Range of Activities and Responsibilities

  • Compiling and developing literature reviews
  • Preparing a database of journalists
  • Drafting funding proposals
  • Editing and proofing reports

Person Specification

  • Post-graduate level
  • Knowledge of contemporary Middle Eastern politics
  • Desirable: good understanding of French and Arabic

Please send a CV and short cover letter to Chelsea Milsom: c.milsom@lse.ac.uk| 

Call for Papers

International Statebuilding and Gender in the Middle East

Paper proposals are invited for the conference 'International Statebuilding and Gender in the Middle East', which will be hosted by the LSE Middle East Centre on 30 March 2015. The conference aims to look at the impact of the relationship between international, national and local actors on the level of incorporation of gender in the processes of statebuilding in the Middle East.

Proposals for 20-minute papers should comprise of a paper title, an abstract (250 words), a short biographical statement, contact details and affiliation. Please use the paper proposal form| provided.

Applications for papers should be sent by email by 16 January 2015 to mec.events@lse.ac.uk. |

about the conference| | about the project|

Call for Proposals for Funding

Mapping Foreign Policy in the GCC

The LSE Middle East Centre invites applications for funding for research activities on GCC foreign policy. These grants are part of the research project entitled ‘Mapping Foreign Policy in the GCC: Resources, Recipients and Regional Effects’. |

Three grants are available at 5,000 GBP each. Proposals are invited for research that would commence from February 2015. These should be submitted electronically by 12 December 2014 to Karen Young at k.e.young@lse.ac.uk|.

how to apply| | about the project|

Visiting Research Fellowship

LSE Kuwait Programme Short-Term Visiting Research Fellowship 2015

The LSE Kuwait Programme wishes to announce the availability of a Short-Term Visiting Research Fellowship. Based in the LSE Middle East Centre, the Fellowship will enable the successful candidate to pursue research relevant to the Kuwait Programme for a period of up to three months. Applications are invited from GCC nationals who have a PhD or equivalent and wish to develop their research capacity and output.

Applications should be sent to Ian Sinclair at i.sinclair@lse.ac.uk| by 15 December 2014.

how to apply| | about the Kuwait Programme|

Internal Call for Proposals

LSE Academic Collaboration with Arab Universities Programme 

The Middle East Centre invites applications from LSE colleagues for academic collaborative projects in social, political, and economic sciences between academics at LSE and Arab universities. These projects may involve collaborative research or capacity building.

Proposals are invited for projects which would commence between 1 August and 31 December 2015. First drafts should be submitted electronically by 12 January 2015 to Robert Lowe at r.lowe@lse.ac.uk. |

how to apply| | about the Programme|

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