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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Student Careers Panel & Reception 

Wednesday 5 October | 18:00 - 20:00 BST | Reza Afshar, Independent Diplomat; Hind Hassan, VICE News; Ahmed Tabaqchali, Asia Frontier Capital Iraq Fund; Polly Withers, LSE Middle East Centre

Register here

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States of Subsistence: The Politics of Bread in Contemporary Jordan (Book Launch)

Monday 10 October | 18:00 - 19:00 BST | José Ciro Martínez, University of York

Register to join in-person
Register to join online

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The Islamic Movement in Israel (Book Launch)

Thursday 20 October | 18:00 - 19:00 BST | Tilde Rosmer, Zayed University

Registration opens 6 October

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As part of the MEC's Kurdish Studies Series

Understanding Insurgency: Popular Support for the PKK in Turkey (Book Launch)

Thursday 27 October | 17:30 - 18:30 BST | Francis O'Connor, Wageningen University & Research

Registration opens 13 October

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Our River... Our Sky (Film Screening & Panel)

Thursday 10 November | 17:30 - 20:00 GMT | Maysoon Pachachi, Director & Irada Al-Jubori, Writer

Registration opens 27 October

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The Untold Story of the Golan Heights: Occupation, Colonization and Jawlani Resistance (Book Launch)

Thursday 24 November | 17:00 - 18:00 GMT | Muna Dajani, LSE Middle East Centre; Munir Fakher Eldin & Omar Tesdell, Birzeit University

Registration opens 10 November

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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