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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Social Media Influencing in the City of Likes: Dubai and the Postdigital Condition

Tuesday 27 February | 18:00 - 19:00 GMT | Zoe Hurley, Zayed University; Tariq Elyas, King Abdulaziz University; Sarah Hopkyns, University of St Andrews

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Co-organised with the LSE Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa 

Political Elites, Civil Society and the Future of Sudan

Tuesday 5 March | 18:00 - 19:30 GMT | Mai Hassan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Kholood Khair, Confluence Advisory

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Iranian Kurdistan Since 1979 Workshop, Wednesday 6 March 2024

This workshop will bring together scholars from across disciplines to explore contemporary Iranian or ‘Rojhelati’ Kurdistan.

More information

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Co-organised with LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies

The Civil War in Syria: Prospects for Peace and the Role of External Actors

Thursday 7 March | 17:30 - 19:00 GMT | Soli Özel, Istanbul Kadir Has University; Selin Nasi & Rim Turkmani, LSE

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Co-organised with the Comparative Politics and Comparative Political Economy Seminar Series, Department of Government, LSE

Conquests and Rents: A Political Economy of Dictatorship and Violence in Muslim Societies (Webinar)

Tuesday 12 March | 16:00 - 17:00 GMT | Faisal Z. Ahmed, Wellesley College 

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Navigating the Crisis: Yemen 10 Years On

Wednesday 13 March | 17:00 - 18:00 GMT | Ahmed Al-Khameri, Chemonics; Marwa Baabbad, Yemen Policy Centre; Andreas Krieg, KCL

Registration will open on Wednesday 28 February

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Co-organised with LSE IDEAS

13 Years After the Arab Spring: What are the Chances for Legitimate Constitutions in the Arab World?

Monday 25 March | 18:00 - 19:15 GMT | Nathan J. Brown, Georgetown University; Tamara Khoury, IE University; Azza Kamel Maghur, Lawyer and Human Rights Activist

Registration will open on Monday 11 March


Kurdish Studies Conference, 22-23 May 2024

This interdisciplinary event builds on the inaugural conference at LSE in 2023 and is organised by the Kurdish Studies Series at the LSE Middle East Centre and the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Sheffield.

More information and registration