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.
As part of the MEC's Kurdish Studies Series
Thursday 30 November | 18:00 - 19:00 GMT | Marlene Schäfers, Utrecht University
Tuesday 14 November | 18:00 - 20:00 GMT | Daniele Rugo, Director & Carmen Hassoun Abou Jaoudé, Producer
Tuesday 10 October | 18:00 - 20:00 BST | Arda Bilgen, LSE Middle East Centre; Marwa Baabbad, Yemen Policy Centre; Jack Sproson, Guernica 37 Chambers
Listen to the recording on SoundCloud
As part of LSE Festival 2023
Monday 12 June | 18:15 - 19:45 BST | Amira Louadah & Suzannah Mirghani, Filmmakers
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.
Thursday 25 May | 17:30 - 18:30 BST | Simona Foltyn, Journalist and Filmmaker
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.
Read more about the exhibition
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.
Podcasts by Year