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. 

Past Events

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Co-organised with the Society for Algerian Studies

Sports and Society in the Maghreb (Webinar)

Tuesday 29 November | 17:00 - 18:00 GMT | Mahfoud Amara, Qatar University; Maher Mezahi, Independent Journalist; Aziza Nait Sibaha, France24

Listen to the recording on SoundCloud
Watch the recording on Facebook

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

Wednesday 23 November | 17:00 - 18:30 GMT | Muna Dajani & Michael Mason, LSE Middle East Centre; Munir Fakher Eldin & Omar Tesdell, Birzeit University

Listen to the recording on SoundCloud

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Our River... Our Sky (Film Screening with Q&A)

Wednesday 16 November | 17:30 - 20:00 GMT | Maysoon Pachachi, Director & Irada Al-Jubori, Writer

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Co-organised with the Department of Gender Studies and the Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa, LSE 

Rethinking Revolution from Ethiopia to Iran (Webinar)

Tuesday 1 November | 15:00 - 16:00 GMT | Arash Davari, University of Minnesota; Elleni Centime Zeleke, Columbia University

Listen to the recording on SoundCloud
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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

Listen to the recording on SoundCloud
Watch the recording on Facebook

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The Islamic Movement in Israel (Book Launch)

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

Listen to the recording on SoundCloud
Watch the recording on Facebook

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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

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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

Listen to the recording on SoundCloud
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Understanding Palestine: An online journey through contemporary Palestinian realities

Tuesday 27 September | 18:00 - 19:00 BST | Akile Ahmet, LSE Eden Centre; Tamara Ben-Halim & Aimee Shalan, Makan

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Creating Consent in an Illiberal Order: Policing Disputes in Jordan (Hybrid Event)

Thursday 16 June | 16:00 - 17:30 BST | Jessica Watkins, LSE Middle East Centre; Yazan Doughan, Department of Anthropology, LSE

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Turkey’s Domestic and International Politics Over the Past Two Decades (Webinar)

Monday 23 May | 16:30 - 18:00 BST | Evren Balta, Özyeğin University; Lisel Hintz, Johns Hopkins University; Spyros A. Sofos, LSE Middle East Centre

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The Future in Arab Media and Cultures, 20 May 2022

This symposium, organised by the LSE Middle East Centre, examines the idea of the future in its affective and conceptual sense within the context of the Middle East and North Africa.

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Co-organised with Department of Gender Studies, LSE

'Qatar Stars' Film Screening & Workshop (In-Person)

Thursday 19 May | 14:00 - 17:00 BST | Danielle Beverly, Director of 'Qatar Stars' & Jawaher AlMoawda, Producer of 'Qatar Stars'

Please note: this workshop is for LSE staff and students only.


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.

Listen to the keynote lecture recordings here
Watch the ketnote lecture recordings here

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Emergent Powers in MENA: Qatar, Turkey and Beyond (Hybrid Event)

Monday 11 April | 17:30 - 19:00 BST | Courtney Freer & Spyros Sofos, LSE Middle East Centre

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Engaging Arabic News Audiences (Webinar)

Tuesday 5 April | 16:00 - 17:00 BST | Omar Al-Ghazzi, LSE Media and Communications; Najlaa Aboumerhi, Alaraby TV; Ibrahim Hamidi, Asharq al-Awsat; Mai Noman, BBC Arabic; Isam Uraiqat, Alhudood

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LSE Kuwait Programme webinar

Transitioning from Tankers to Tablets? Assessing Inequalities in Kuwait's Digital Readiness (Webinar)

Monday 4 April | 15:00 - 16:30 BST | Fahed Al-Sumait, GUST; Ellen Helsper, LSE; Cristina Navarro, GUST; Nouf Al-Saif, GUST


Podcasts by Year