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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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

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War-Torn: The Unmaking of Syria (Hybrid Event)

Thursday 24 March | 18:30 - 20:00 GMT | Leïla Vignal, École normale supérieure, Paris

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As part of the Kurdish Studies Series

The Formation of Modern Kurdish Society in Iran (Webinar)

Thursday 17 March | 13:00 - 14:00 GMT | Marouf Cabi, Historian

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Transitional Justice in Process: Plans and Politics in Tunisia (Webinar)

Monday 14 March | 13:00 - 14:00 GMT | Mariam Salehi, Freie Universität Berlin; Charles Tripp, British Academy

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LSE Kuwait Programme webinar

Future-Proofing Kuwait: Urban Policymaking in the 21st Century

Thursday 10 March | 13:00 - 14:30 GMT | Nuno F. da Cruz, LSE Cities; Dhari Alrasheed, Kuwait University; Hyun Bang Shin, LSE South East Asia Centre; Do Young Oh, Lingnan University

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The Making of the Carceral State in Modern Iran

Monday 7 March | 16:00 - 17:00 GMT | Golnar Nikpour, Dartmouth University

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Co-organised with the Society for Algerian Studies

60 Years of Higher Education in Algeria: Achievements, Challenges and Opportunities

Friday 18 February | 16:00 - 17:00 GMT | Mounir Khaled Berrah, Ecole Nationale Polytechnique, Algiers; Hayat Messekher, École Nationale Supérieure de Bouzareah, Algiers; Mohamed Miliani, University of Oran; Khaoula Taleb-Ibrahimi, University of Algiers II

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Access to Justice for Gender-Based Violence in Iraq

Tuesday 1 February | 14:00 - 15:00 GMT | Taif Alkhudary, LSE Middle East Centre; Marwa Abdul Ridah, Lawyer; Anfal Abed, Public Aid Organisation, Iraq; Amal Kabashi, Iraqi Women Network

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اللجوء للقضاء في قضايا العنف القائم على النوع الاجتماعي في العراق

يوم الثلاثاء 1 فِبرايِر/ شُباط | 14:00 - 15:00 بتوقيت لندن | طيف الخضيري (مركز الشرق الأوسط) و مروة عبد الرضا (محامية) و أنفال عبد (منظمة النجدة الشعبية في
العراق) و أمل كباشي (شبكة النساء العراقيات)

استماع الى التسجيل الصوتي باللغة العربية


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