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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Sudan 500x733
Co-organised with the Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa, LSE

Sudan Coup: Analysis from the Ground

Thursday 9 December | 15:00-16:00 GMT | Muzan Alneel, Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy; Nafisa Eltahir, Reuters; Magdi el-Gizouli, Rift Valley Institute

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Kuwait schoolchildren
Kuwait Programme webinar

Seen But Not Heard: Youth Citizenship Identities and Participation in Kuwait

Wednesday 8 December | 16:00-17:30 GMT | Rania Al-Nakib, Gulf University of Science & Technology; Sam Mejias, LSE; Abdullah al-Khonaini, Independent Researcher; Rana Khazbak, University of Nottingham

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MBS ALG 500x733
Co-organised with the Society for Algerian Studies

Algeria-GCC Relations: Geopolitics, Energy, Security

Monday 29 November | 15:00 - 16:00 GMT | Arslan Chikhaoui, Nord Sud Venture; Fatiha Dazi-Héni, IRSEM; Sebastian Sons, CARPO-Bonn

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Co-organised with the LSE Department for Gender Studies

Queering the Middle East

Monday 22 November | 15:00 - 16:00 GMT | Sabiha Allouche, University of Exeter; Mert Koçak, Central European University; Ladan Rahbari, University of Amsterdam; Fadi Saleh, University of Göttingen

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Building Sustainable Peace in Iraq (Special Issue Launch)

Wednesday 17 November | 16:00 - 17:00 GMT | Ruba Ali Al-Hassani, Lancaster University; Ibrahim Al-Marashi, California State University San Marcos; Shamiran Mako, Boston University

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Cross Cultural Diwaniya - Kuwait
Kuwait Programme webinar

The Quiet Emergency: Experiences and Understandings of Climate Change in Kuwait

Wednesday 3 November | 13:00 - 14:30 GMT | Samia Alduaij, Senior Environmental Specialist; Abrar Alshammari, Independent Researcher; Kanwal Tareq Hameed, University of Exeter; Deen Sharp, LSE.

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استماع الى التسجيل الصوتي

cengiz candar 500x733
As Part of the Kurdish Studies Series

Turkey’s Mission Impossible: War and Peace with the Kurds (Book Launch)

Monday 25 October | 15:00 - 16:00 BST | Cengiz Çandar, Journalist

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Ms Marvel 500x733

In-between Identities and Cultures: Ms Marvel and the Representation of Young Muslim Women

Tuesday 19 October | 17:00 - 18:00 BST | Manmit Bhambra & Jennifer Jackson-Preece, LSE; Dima Issa, University of Balamand

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Navigating Collapse: Where Next for Lebanon?

Monday 4 October | 18:00 - 19:00 BST | Ghida Frangieh, Legal Agenda; Ibrahim Halawi, Royal Holloway, University of London; Abir Saksouk, Public Works Studio

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CRP Iraq Conference Photo 500x733

Iraq on the Eve of Elections: A New Era or Return to the Status Quo? 28 - 29 September, 2021

This conference brings together researchers from the Conflict Research Programme Iraq (CRP-I) with other leading experts in the field to assess the situation in Iraq four years on from the programme’s launch. 

العراق عشية الانتخابات: بداية عهد جديد أم استمرار للوضع الراهن؟ ٢٨ - ٢٩ أيلول ٢٠٢١ 

يجمع هذا المؤتمر باحثين من برنامج أبحاث الصراع في العراق مع خبراء بارزين آخرين في هذا المجال لمناقشة الوضع في العراق  بعد
مضي أربع سنوات على إطلاق البرنامج

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استماع الى التسجيل الصوتي

Vince_Algerian War_Cover 500x733
Co-organised with the Society for Algerian Studies

The Algerian War, The Algerian Revolution (Webinar)

Wednesday 23 June | 12:00 - 13:00 BST | Natalya Vince, University of Portsmouth

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A Modern History of the Kurds (Webinar)

Thursday 17 June | 13:00 - 14:00 BST | David McDowall

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Responding to the Challenges of Statelessness in the MENA (Webinar)

Tuesday 15 June | 15:00 - 16:00 BST | Susan Akram, Boston University; Zahra Albarazi, Independent Consultant; Maysa Ayoub, American University of Cairo; Lina Abou Habib, American University of Beirut

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Andrew D book 500x733

Civilization and the Making of the State in Lebanon and Syria (Webinar)

Tuesday 8 June | 14:00 - 15:00 BST | Andrew Delatolla, LSE Middle East Centre; Shourideh C. Molavi, University of Basel; Mai Taha, Goldsmiths, University of London

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Sharq Kuwait 500x733
Kuwait Programme webinar

Stuck in the 20th Century? Kuwait’s Urbanisation, Transport, and Use of Public Space (Webinar)

Tuesday 25 May | 13:00-14:30 BST | Alexandra Gomes; Asseel Al-Ragam; Sharifa Alshalfan; Adeel Muhammad; Reem Alfahad.

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