Past Events Podcasts

Lectures, Interviews & 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 otherwise stated. 

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Most of our events are recorded and available on SoundCloud and iTunes. Browse our past events by year below. 

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Sino-Algerian Relations: From Anti-Colonial Allies to Strategic Partners? (Webinar)

Tuesday 2 March | 13:00 - 14:00 GMT | Francesco Saverio Leopardi, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice; Chuchu Zhang, Fudan University; Yahia Zoubir; KEDGE Business School

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Open Gaza: Architectures of Hope (Webinar)

Monday 22 February | 16:00 - 17:00 GMT | Hadeel Assali, Columbia University; Tareq Baconi, International Crisis Group; Helga Tawil-Souri, New York University

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Reforming the Gulf Rentier State: From Patronage to Cash Grants? (Webinar)

Thursday 18 February | 13:00 - 14:00 GMT | Steffen Hertog, LSE; Yousef Al-Ebraheem, KFAS (discussant)

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Is Demography Destiny? The Economic Implications of Iraq's Demography (Webinar)

Tuesday 9 February | 13:00 - 14:00 GMT | Alexander Hamilton, UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

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US-Iran Relations in a Post-Trump World (Webinar)

Tuesday 2 February | 16:00 - 17:00 GMT | Hassan Ahmadian, University of Tehran; Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi, LSE Middle East Centre; Ali Vaez, International Crisis Group

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Praetorian Spearhead: The Role of the Military in the Evolution of Egypt’s State Capitalism 3.0 (Webinar)

Tuesday 26 January | 15:00 - 16:00 GMT | Yezid Sayigh, Carnegie Middle East Centre

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The Son King: Reform and Repression in Saudi Arabia (Webinar)

Thursday 21 January | 14:00 - 15:00 GMT | Madawi Al-Rasheed, LSE Middle East Centre

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MEC10 Anniversary Event

The Future of the Study of the Middle East: Ecology, Health and Decolonisation (Webinar)

Tuesday 15 December | 17:00 - 18:30 GMT | Omar Dewachi, Rutgers University; Zeina Khalil Hajj, Environmental Activist; Eve M. Troutt Powell, University of Pennsylvania; Minouche Shafik, LSE

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The Politics of Health Care Provision Across Lebanon and Turkey (Webinar)

Friday 11 December | 15:00 - 16:30 GMT | Melani Cammett, Harvard University; Asli Cansunar, University of Oxford

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Kuwait Parliament 2013

Kuwait Programme event

Kuwait goes to the Polls: Discussing the 2020 Parliamentary Elections (Webinar)

Tueday 8 December | 15:00 - 16:30 GMT | Abdullah al-Khonaini; Alanoud Al-Sharekh; Michael Herb; Daniel L. Tavana

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Co-organised with the Society for Algerian Studies

The Future of the (non-)Maghreb: The Least Integrated Region on the Planet (Webinar)

Thursday 26 November | 15:00 - 16:30 GMT | Idriss Jebari, Trinity College, University of Dublin; Amel Karboul, Former Minister of Tourism, Tunisia; Azzedine Layachi, St. John's University, New York

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Podcasts by Year