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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Please note: all events from September to December 2021 will be online.

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Iraq on the Eve of Elections: A New Era or Return to the Status Quo? 28 - 29 September, 2021

This conference brings together researchers from the Conflict Research Programme Iraq (CRP-I) with other leading experts in the field to assess the situation in Iraq four years on from the programme’s launch. 

العراق عشية الانتخابات: بداية عهد جديد أم استمرار للوضع الراهن؟ ٢٨ - ٢٩ أيلول ٢٠٢١ 

يجمع هذا المؤتمر باحثين من برنامج أبحاث الصراع في العراق مع خبراء بارزين آخرين في هذا المجال لمناقشة الوضع في العراق  بعد مضي أربع سنوات على إطلاق البرنامج

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Navigating Collapse: Where Next for Lebanon?

Monday 4 October | 18:00 - 19:00 BST | Ghida Frangieh, Legal Agenda; Ibrahim Halawi, Royal Holloway, University of London; Abir Saksouk, Public Works Studio

Registration opens 22 September

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The Middle East Crisis Factory: Tyranny, Resilience and Resistance (Book Launch)

Tuesday 12 October | 15:00 - 16:00 BST | Iyad El-Baghdadi & Ahmed Gatnash, Kawakibi Foundation

Registration opens 28 September

Ms Marvel

(Re)imagining Young Muslim Women? Comparing Public Responses to Ms Marvel in non-Muslim and Muslim Societies

Tuesday 19 October | 17:00 - 18:00 BST | Manmit Bhambra & Jennifer Jackson-Preece, LSE; Dima Issa, University of Balamand

Registration opens 5 October

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As Part of the Kurdish Studies Series

Turkey’s Mission Impossible: War and Peace with the Kurds (Book Launch)

Monday 25 October | 15:00 - 16:00 BST | Cengiz Çandar, Independent Journalist

Registration opens 11 October

Cross Cultural Diwaniya - Kuwait
A Kuwait Programme Webinar

The Quiet Emergency: Experiences and Understandings of Climate Change in Kuwait

Wednesday 3 November | 13:00 - 14:30 GMT | Samia Alduaij, Senior Environmental Specialist; Abrar Alshammari, Independent Researcher; Kanwal Tareq Hameed, University of Exeter; Deen Sharp, Department of Geography and Environment, LSE

Registration opens 20 October

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Co-organised with the LSE Department for Gender Studies

Queering the Middle East

Monday 22 November | 15:00 - 16:00 GMT | Sabiha Allouche, University of Exeter; Mert Koçak, Central European University; Ladan Rahbari, University of Amsterdam; Fadi Saleh, University of Göttingen

Registration opens 8 November


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