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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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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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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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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Destructive Creations: Social-Spatial Transformations in Contemporary Baghdad (Webinar)

Thursday 20 May | 15:00-16:00 BST | Omar Sirri, University of Toronto

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Israeli Foreign Policy Since the End of the Cold War (Webinar)

Thursday 6 May | 13:00-14:00 BST | Amnon Aran, City, University of London

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Kurds and Yezidis in the Middle East: Shifting Identities, Borders, and the Experience of Minority Communities (Webinar)

Friday 23 April | 15:30-16:30 BST | Majid Hassan Ali, Ilia State University Georgia; Ohannes Kılıçdağı; Güneş Murat Tezcür, University of Central Florida; Arzu Yilmaz, University of Hamburg

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Redefining Deprivation in a Conflict Area: Learning from the Palestinian Experience (Webinar)

Wednesday 31 March | 16:00 - 17:00 GMT | Weeam Hammoudeh, Birzeit University; Tracy Kuo Lin, University of California, San Francisco; Suzan Mitwalli, Birzeit University

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Kuwait Programme event

Hitting the Glass Ceiling? Women's Political Participation in Kuwait (Webinar)

Tuesday 9 March | 12:00 - 13:00 GMT | Zeynep Kaya, LSE Middle East Centre; Lubna Ahmed Al-Kazi, Kuwait University

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Sino-Algerian Relations: From Anti-Colonial Allies to Strategic Partners? (Webinar)

Tuesday 2 March | 13:00 - 14:00 GMT | Francesco Saverio Leopardi, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice; Chuchu Zhang, Fudan University; Yahia Zoubir; KEDGE Business School

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Open Gaza: Architectures of Hope (Webinar)

Monday 22 February | 16:00 - 17:00 GMT | Hadeel Assali, Columbia University; Tareq Baconi, International Crisis Group; Helga Tawil-Souri, New York University

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Reforming the Gulf Rentier State: From Patronage to Cash Grants? (Webinar)

Thursday 18 February | 13:00 - 14:00 GMT | Steffen Hertog, LSE; Yousef Al-Ebraheem, KFAS (discussant)

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Is Demography Destiny? The Economic Implications of Iraq's Demography (Webinar)

Tuesday 9 February | 13:00 - 14:00 GMT | Alexander Hamilton, UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

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US-Iran Relations in a Post-Trump World (Webinar)

Tuesday 2 February | 16:00 - 17:00 GMT | Hassan Ahmadian, University of Tehran; Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi, LSE Middle East Centre; Ali Vaez, International Crisis Group

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Podcasts by Year