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Professor Fred Halliday on the Middle East

In two public lectures at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Professor Fred Halliday, LSE, examines the underlying issues, analytic and moral, that characterise discussion of the contemporary Middle East.

The Middle East in the Modern World: states, conflicts and ideas is on Monday 9 May, and Taking Sides on the Middle East: for a complex solidarity, is on Tuesday 10 May. Both lectures are at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE.

In an argument that has implications for both academic study and public debate, Professor Halliday contests the idea that the Middle East can be exempted in general theoretical and ethical investigation, and argues that the region should be understood through its incorporation into the modern world, and the working out within its more than 20 societies of the conflicts associated with that incorporation.

Fred Halliday is professor of international relations at LSE, where he has been a member of the Council, and director of the Human Rights Centre. He is the author of several books on international relations theory, the Middle East, and the role of revolutions in international affairs. The Middle East in International Relations (Cambridge University Press) and 100 Myths about the Middle East (Saqi Books) were published this spring.

These events are free and open to all with no ticket required.

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Notes:

The Middle East in the Modern World: states, conflicts and ideas
Date: Monday 9 May 2005
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building

Taking Sides on the Middle East: for a complex solidarity
Date: Tuesday 10 May 2005
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building

3 May 2005

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