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Fred Halliday memorial lecture series

from the Department of International Relations

A lecture series which celebrates the life and achievements of one of the world's leading Middle East scholars, international relations theorists and analysts of global affairs, Professor Fred Halliday.


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Hijacking Women's Health

Department of International Relations Fred Halliday Memorial Lecture 2022

Tuesday 4 October 2022 6.30-8.00pm
Sheikh Zayed Lecture Theatre, NAB.LG.08

Speaker:

Sophie Harman, Professor of International Politics, Queen Mary University of London, where she teaches and conducts research into Global Health Politics, Africa and International Relations, gender and feminism, and Visual Politics.

Chair: William A Callahan, Professor of International Relations, LSE

Women’s health is and always has been hijacked for political ends. The US Supreme Court overturning of Roe vs Wade is but another example of elites using the needless death of women to further their own political advantage.

In this year’s Fred Halliday lecture, Professor Sophie Harman seeks to answer two fundamental questions: first, why do women die when they don’t have to? and second, what happens when we take the relationship between women’s health and global politics seriously?

To answer these two questions, Harman will map key trends in how women’s health is used and abused for political advantage around the world; and offer a key provocation, that these trends are fundamental to understanding, and even predicting, the chaos and crisis the world finds itself in. Women and women’s health saw it coming.  

Find out more

This public event is free and open to all. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. 

For any queries see LSE Events FAQ.

For any queries email events@lse.ac.uk.


 

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From Subject to Citizen - And Back: crises of the republic

Department of International Relations Fred Halliday Memorial Event 2021

Monday 22 March 2021
Online public lecture (90 mins)

This lecture explores how and why the symbolic investment in republican discourse and the building of republican institutions can be so detrimental to the rights of the very public that they are meant to represent, even embody.

A lecture in the series which celebrates the life and achievements of one of the world's leading Middle East scholars, international relations theorists and analysts of global affairs, Professor Fred Halliday.

Speaker:

Charles Tripp is a Professor Emeritus of Politics with reference to the Middle East and North Africa, and a Fellow of the British Academy. His research interests include the nature of autocracy, state and resistance in the Middle East, the politics of Islamic identity and the relationship between art and power. He is currently working on a study of the emergence of the public and the rethinking of republican ideals in Tunisia. Together with other colleagues he has been one of the founders of the Centre for Comparative Political Thought at SOAS.

Chair: Karen E. Smith is Professor of International Relations and Head of the Department of International Relations at LSE, and is Director of the European Foreign Policy Unit.

More information

Listen to or download the audio podcast (90 mins)
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The Arab Uprisings and the future of revolution

Department of International Relations Fred Halliday Memorial Event

Date: Monday 4 February 2019
Speakers: Professor Salwa Ismail, Professor of Politics with reference to the Middle East at SOAS, Dr George Lawson, Associate Professor of International Relations, LSE
Chair: Dame Minouche Shafik, Director of LSE

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Populism: A Global Perspective

International Relations Fred Halliday memorial roundtable

Date: Monday 5 February 2018
Speakers: 
Dr Mukulika Banerjee, Firdevs Robinson, Professor Robert Singh
Chair: 
Professor Toby Dodge

More information
Read our tribute to Fred Halliday

Listen to podcast


 


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International Norm Change: the outlawry of war in the interwar years

Date: Monday 14 November 2016
Speaker: Professor Hatsue Shinohara
Chair: Professor Christopher Hughes




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Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: the politics of the UN Security Council's approach to the protection of civilians

Date: Thursday 19 November 2015
Speaker: Professor Anne Marie Goetz
Chair: Professor Christopher Hughes




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Human Suffering and Humanitarian Emergencies

Date: Tuesday 5 November 2013
Speaker: Professor Craig Calhoun
Chair: Professor Christopher Hughes




Enloe


A Woman's War Doesn't End When the Guns go Silent

Date: Monday 5 November 2012
Speaker: Professor Cynthia Enloe




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Framing the Arab Uprisings: a historical perspective

Date: Thursday 6 October 2011
Speaker: Professor Juan Cole
Chair: Professor Kimberly Hutchings