Forthcoming Events

Lectures, Seminars & Book Launches

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. This list of events includes all Middle East Centre events and other selected Middle East events at LSE.

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Omar Sirri Destructive Creations

Destructive Creations: Social-Spatial Transformations in Contemporary Baghdad (Webinar)

Thursday 20 May | 15:00-16:00 BST | Omar Sirri, University of Toronto

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Kuwait Programme webinar

Stuck in the 20th Century? Kuwait’s Urbanisation, Transport, and Use of Public Space (Webinar)

Tuesday 25 May | 13:00-14:30 BST | Alexandra Gomes; Asseel Al-Ragam; Sharifa Alshalfan; Adeel Muhammad; Reem Alfahad.

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Exports, Diversification and Economic Growth in the GCC States, 7-8 June 2021

This online workshop is organised by the LSE Middle East Centre and forms a key component of the project “Export Composition and Economic Growth in the UAE

More information and call for papers


Gramsci in the Middle East and North Africa, 9-10 May 2022

The conference is organized by the LSE Middle East Centre in cooperation with the Middle East and North Africa Research Group (MENARG) and the Politics of the Margins Research Project at the University of Ghent.

More information and call for papers