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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Co-organised with Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Tunisia's Economic Development: Why Better than Most of the Middle East but Not East Asia (Webinar)

Monday 6 February | 16:00 - 17:00 GMT | Mustapha K. Nabli, Economist; Jeffrey B. Nugent, University of Southern California; Leila Baghdadi, University of Tunis; Mohamed Ali Marouani, Université Paris1-Panthéon-Sorbonne; Hassan Hakimian, Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Register here

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Ecologies of Fragile Landscapes: Water, Waste and Toxicity in the Middle East, Friday 24 February 2023

This workshop will address the contemporary proliferation of 'fragile landscapes' in the Middle East and beyond, including the Eastern Mediterranean, Black Sea Region, and the Caucasus.

Read the Call for Papers here

Abu Dhabi Roads Exhibition

Abu Dhabi (Dis)connected, 27 February - 24 March 2023

In this exhibition, viewers are transported to Abu Dhabi, experiencing a photographic and video journey that shows the fragmentation of the city's landscape revealing the impact that roads create on local populations. 

Read more about the exhibition

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Ruptured Domesticity: mapping spaces of refuge in Iraq,
3 April - 12 May 2023

How do people who have experienced war, trauma and loss, create spaces of refuge in violated homes and cities? Twenty years after the invasion of Iraq, Dr Sana Murrani maps a visual archive exploring the ingenious everyday spatial practices of 15 Iraqis from the north to the south of the country between 2003 and 2020.

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Kurdish Studies Conference, 24-25 April 2023

This conference marks the fifth anniversary of the establishment of the Kurdish Studies Series at the Middle East Centre and welcomes paper submissions with social sciences disciplinary approaches to any aspect of Kurdish studies.

Read the Call for Papers here