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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Iran in Iraq: The Limits of Smart Power Amidst Public Protest 

Thursday 30 July | 15:00 - 16:15 BST | Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi, RUSI; Jessica Watkins, LSE

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Libya in 2020: The Region's Most Important Proxy War?

Tuesday 28 July | 13:00 - 14:30 BST | Jalel Harchaoui, Clingendael Institute; Elham Saudi, Lawyers for Justice in Libya

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Houses Built on Sand: Violence, Sectarianism and Revolution in the Middle East (Webinar)

Thursday 16 July | 15:00 - 16:30 BST Simon Mabon, Lancaster University

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MBS: The Rise to Power of Mohammed Bin Salman (Webinar)

Wednesday 8 July | 13:00 - 14:30 BST | Ben Hubbard, New York Times

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A Critical Assessment of COVID-19’s impact in MENA (Webinar)

Thursday 2 July | 16:30 - 17:45 BST | Rothna Begum, Human Rights Watch; Ahmed Galal, MENA Health Policy Forum; Weeam Hammoudeh, Birzeit University

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Contemporary Domestic and Foreign Policies of Iran (Webinar)

Friday 26 June | 13:00 - 14:30 BST | Pejman Abdolmohammadi, University of Trento

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Arab Urbanism Magazine Launch

Wednesday 10 June | 13:00 - 14:30 BST | Nadi Abusaada, University of Cambridge; Lana Judeh, Birzeit University; Noura Wahby, University of Cambridge

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The Political Economy of Economic Policy in Iraq

Thursday 4 June | 13:30 - 15:00 BST | Alexander Hamilton, UK Department for International Development

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An Israeli Political Crisis: Elections, Unity Government and Annexation

Thursday 28 May | 13:00 - 14:30 | Yara Hawari, Al-Shabaka, The Palestinian Policy Network; Daniel Levy, U.S./Middle East Project

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Understanding 'Sectarianism': Sunni-Shi'a Relations in the Modern Arab World 

Monday 11 May | 13:00 - 14:30 | Fanar Haddad, National University of Singapore

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Podcasts by Year