Past Events 2019

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Approaches to Reforming the Iraqi Economy amid Popular Protests (Report Launch)

Tuesday 3 December | 18:00 - 19:30 | Ali Al-Mawlawi, Al-Bayan Centre, Toby Dodge, LSE; Alia Moubayed

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Yazidis and ISIS: The Causes and Consequences of Sexual Violence in Conflict (Report Launch)

Thursday 28 November | 17:30 - 19:00 | Zeynep Kaya, LSE Middle East Centre

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Methodological Approaches in Kurdish Studies: Theoretical and Practical Insights from the Field (Book Launch)

Thursday 21 November | 16:30 - 18:00 | Bahar Baser, Coventry University; Yasin Duman, Coventry University; Francis O'Connor, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt; Mark Sinan Winrow, LSE; Begum Zorlu, City, University of London 

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Current Developments in North and East Syria with Ilham Ehmed

Tuesday 12 November | 16:00 - 17:00 | Ilham Ehmed, Syrian Decmoratic Council

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Truths and Lies in the Middle East: Memoirs of a Veteran Journalist, 1952-2012 (Book Launch)

Monday 11 November | 18:00 - 19:30 | Alain Gresh, Publication Director, Orient XXI 

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Lebanon's Protests: A Society Turning Against the System

Monday 4 November | 18:00 - 19:30 | Sophie Chamas, SOAS; Jamil Mouawad, AUB; Hicham Safieddine, KCL 

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Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Iraq: Responses and Reparations

Tuesday 8 October | 18:00 –19:30 | Güley Bor, International Lawyer, Researcher and Consultant; Dr. Ali Akram Al-Bayati, Founder and President of Turkmen Rescue Foundation

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"I am the Revolution: Film Screening"

Thursday 3 October | 17:00 - 19:00 | Benedetta Argentieri; Independent Journalist and Director, Elif Sarican; Student and Kurdish Activist

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The Kurds of Northern Syria: Governance, Diversity and Conflicts (Book Launch)

Thursday 5 September | 16:00 –17:30 | Wladimir van Wilgenburg, Journalist and Independent Researcher

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A Fragmented Landscape: Barriers to Independent Media in Iraq

Tuesday 11 June | 18:00 - 19:30 | Aida Al-Kaisy, SOAS University of London

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Hosted by the Centre for Women Peace and Security and LSE Middle East Centre

A Feminist Perspective of the Syrian Political Process

Monday 10 June | 18:30 -20:00 | Kholoud Mansour, Wejdan Nassif and Lina Wafai, Syrian Women’s Political Movement (SWPM)

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The Kurdish Women’s Movement: On Revolution, Militarism and Body Politics

Tuesday 4 June | 16:00 - 17:30 | Isabel Käser, Centre for Gender Studies at SOAS University of London

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The 1953 Coup in Iran: About Oil or Communism?

Wednesday 29 May | 18:30 - 20:00 | Ervand Abrahamian, Baruch College and the Graduate Center at City University of New York

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Hosted by Contemporary Turkish Studies and Middle East Centre at LSE

Paving the Way: The politics of Turkey’s central government spending under AKP rule

Thursday 23 May | 16:00 –17:30 | Davide Luca, Cambridge University and LSE Middle East Centre

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Hosted by Department of Geography and Environment, Department of Sociology and the Middle East Centre at LSE

Displaceability: A New Foundation of Urban Citizenship?

Thursday 21 March | 16:00 - 17:30 | Oren Yiftachel, Ben-Gurion University, Israel and Visiting Leverhulme Professor, UCL, UK

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Mediterranean Production Networks and the Economies of North Africa

Thursday 21 March | 16:00 - 17:30 | Shamel Azmeh, University of Manchester and LSE Middle East Centre; Abeer Elshennawy, The American University in Cairo. 

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Hosted by Society for Algerian Studies and Middle East Centre

Civil Society in Algeria: Activism, Identity and the Democratic Process

Tuesday 19 March | 18:00 - 19:30 | Jessica Northey, Coventry University

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The Prince and the Minotaur: Egypt in the Labyrinth of Counter-Revolution

Monday 18 March | 17:15 - 19:15 | Brecht de Smet, Ghent University

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Hosted by LSE Cities and the Middle East Centre

Contradictions in Contemporary Urbanisation: Cities of the Arabian Peninsula

Monday 11 March | 18:30 - 20:00 | Harvey Molotoch, New York University; Davide Ponzini, Politecnico di Milano; Fran Tonkiss, LSE

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Hosted by BRISMES and the Middle East Centre

Middle East Careers Panel

Thursday 7 March | 17:15 - 18:30 | Omar Al-Ghazzi, LSE; Sophie Rudland, IB Tauris; Priscilla Toffano, LSE Middle East Centre and IMF; Angeline Turner, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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Preventing Statelessness among Migrants in North Africa

Friday 1 March | 08:30–17:00

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Transitional Justice in Israel-Palestine: Lessons from Colombia

Thursday 28 February | 16:00–17:30 | Yoav Kapshuk, Kinneret College

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Sexualities and LGBT Activism in the Middle East and North Africa

Tuesday 26 February | 18:30–20:00 | Mehammed Mack, Smith College; Cenk Ozbay, Sabanci University; Roula Seghaier, Kohl Journal; Silvia Quattrini, Chouf.

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The Return of the Military: Hybridity, Duality, and Political Activism

Wednesday 13 February | 18:30–20:00 | Yezid Sayigh, Carnegie Middle East Center

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Documenting Syria: Filmmaking, Video Activism and Revolution

Tuesday 12 February | 18:00–19:30 | Joshka Wessels, Lund University

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The Transboundary Politics of the Yarmouk River

Tuesday 5 February | 18:00-19:30 | Mark Zeitoun, University of East Anglia

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Intellectuals, Fellahin and Emancipatory Politics in Rural Egypt: A Gramscian Reading

Monday 4 February | 17:15-19:15 | Francesco de Lellis, University of Naples "L'Orientale"

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Israel's Basic Law: Motivations and Ramifications

Wednesday 30 January | 18:00–19:30 | Amal Jamal, Tel Aviv University

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Israeli-Gulf Relations and Changing Middle Eastern Geopolitics

Tuesday 22 January | 18:00–19:30 | Ian Black, LSE Middle East Centre

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Four Decades of Reporting Change in the Middle East

Wednesday 16 January | 18:30–20:00 | Jim Muir, BBC News and LSE Middle East Centre

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