Past Events 2017

Painting depicting Abd al-Qadir al-Jaza’iri

Bombs, Bridges, and Biography: Lessons for the Present from the Father of Algeria?

Wednesday 6 December | Tom Woerner-Powell, University of Manchester

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Jews and Arabs

Enemies and Neighbours: Arabs and Jews in Palestine and Israel

Wednesday 29 November | Ian Black, LSE; Tom Phillips, RCDS

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Kuwait Programme Seminar

Education Reform in Qatar: the role of policy borrowing

Monday 13 November | Lolwah Alkhater, University of Oxford

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Co-Organised by the Society for Algerian Studies

Searching for the 'Post' in 'Postcolonial': reflections on studying contemporary Algeria

Wednesday 18 October | Michael Willis, University of Oxford

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Trump and the Middle East: Personality, Ideology and Militarisation

Wednesday 11 October | Toby Dodge, LSE

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Task Force on the Future of Iraq: Achieving Long-Term Stability to Ensure the Defeat of ISIS

Tuesday 27 June | Toby Dodge, LSE; Nussaibah Younis, Chatham House; Christine van den Toorn, IRIS

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Social Movements and Popular Mobilisation in the MENA Seminar

The Calculus of Dissidence: The FFS and the Failure of Opposition in Algeria

Tuesday 30 May | Hugh Roberts, Tufts University

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Sectarianisation: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East

Monday 8 May | Danny Postel, Northwestern University; Madawi Al-Rasheed, LSE Middle East Centre; Nader Hashemi, University of Denver; Toby Matthiesen, University of Oxford; Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi, University of Oxford

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Social Movements and Popular Mobilisation in the MENA Seminar

Insurgent Cohesion and Collapse in Syria: A Social-Institutionalist Explanation

Tuesday 2 May | Thomas Pierret, University of Edinburgh

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Kuwait Programme Seminar

The Paris Climate Change Agreement and The GCC

Tuesday 25 April | Aisha Al-Sarihi, LSE Kuwait Programme

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The Evolution of Ennahdha in Tunisia: In Conversation with Sheikh Rached Ghannouchi

Thursday 20 April | Sheikh Rached Ghannouchi, Ennahdha Party

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Kuwait Programme Seminar

Dispelling Stereotypes: Women's Rights in the Gulf States

Wednesday 22 March | Lulu al-Sabah, Abolish Article 153; Hatoon al-Fassi, Qatar University

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Iran and the Nuclear Programme: A Political and Technical Assessment

Monday 13 March | Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi, Royal United Services Institute 


Putting Gender at the Centre: The Feminist Turn in the Kurdish Political Movement

Tuesday 7 March | Nadje Al-Ali, SOAS; Latif Tas, SOAS

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co-hosted with the Gender Institute and LSE Literary Festival

Where are the Women in Today's Islamic World?

Saturday 25 February | Elif Shafak

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‘This is our Call of Duty’: Ideology, History and Resistant Videogames in the Middle East

Wednesday 22 February | Dima Saber, Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research

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co-hosted with the LSE Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa

Arab National Media and Political Change

Thursday 9 February | Fatima El-Issawi, LSE

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Gender Equality and the Quest for Statehood in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Wednesday 8 February | Zeynep Kaya, LSE

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Quest for Authority: The Presidency and its Standing in the Islamic Republic

Tuesday 31 January | Siavush Randjbar-Daemi, University of Manchester

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The Politics of Selective Liberalisation: Cronyism and Trade Protection in Egypt

Wednesday 25 January | Ferdinand Eibl, King's College London

Hosted by BRISMES and the Middle East Centre

Middle East Careers

Wednesday 18 January | Nick Alton, Dania Akkad, Courtney Freer, Mina Toksoz

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Kuwait Programme Seminar

The Merchant Elite and Parliamentary Politics in Kuwait

Tuesday 17 January | Anastasia Nosova, LSE

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Hosted by the Middle East Centre and the Society for Algerian Studies

Revolution and Authoritarianism in North Africa

Monday 16 January | Frederic Volpi, University of St Andrews

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Hosted by LSE Works and the Middle East Centre

Documenting Genocide: Survey Evidence on ISIS Violence Against Yazidis

Wednesday 11 January | Valeria Cetorelli, LSE

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