Past Events 2020

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Israel and the Gulf: From Secret to Open Relations (Webinar)

Tuesday 13 October | 15:30 - 17:00 BST | Ebtesam Al-Ketbi, Emirates Policy Centre; Clive Jones, Durham University; Elie Podeh, Mitvim Institute

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The Historical Roots of the Omani Left (Webinar)

Monday 28 September | 13:00 - 14:30 BST | Talal Al-Rashoud, LSE Middle East Centre

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Iran in Iraq: The Limits of Smart Power Amidst Public Protest 

Thursday 30 July | 15:00 - 16:15 BST | Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi, RUSI; Jessica Watkins, LSE

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Libya in 2020: The Region's Most Important Proxy War?

Tuesday 28 July | 13:00 - 14:30 BST | Jalel Harchaoui, Clingendael Institute; Elham Saudi, Lawyers for Justice in Libya

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Houses Built on Sand: Violence, Sectarianism and Revolution in the Middle East (Webinar)

Thursday 16 July | 15:00 - 16:30 BST Simon Mabon, Lancaster University

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MBS: The Rise to Power of Mohammed Bin Salman (Webinar)

Wednesday 8 July | 13:00 - 14:30 BST | Ben Hubbard, New York Times

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Organised with the Institute of Global Affairs

A Critical Assessment of COVID-19’s impact in MENA (Webinar)

Thursday 2 July | 16:30 - 17:45 BST | Rothna Begum, Human Rights Watch; Ahmed Galal, MENA Health Policy Forum; Weeam Hammoudeh, Birzeit University

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Contemporary Domestic and Foreign Policies of Iran (Webinar)

Friday 26 June | 13:00 - 14:30 BST | Pejman Abdolmohammadi, University of Trento

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Arab Urbanism Magazine Launch

Wednesday 10 June | 13:00 - 14:30 BST | Nadi Abusaada, University of Cambridge; Lana Judeh, Birzeit University; Noura Wahby, University of Cambridge

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The Political Economy of Economic Policy in Iraq

Thursday 4 June | 13:30 - 15:00 BST | Alexander Hamilton, UK Department for International Development

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An Israeli Political Crisis: Elections, Unity Government and Annexation

Thursday 28 May | 13:00 - 14:30 | Yara Hawari, Al-Shabaka, The Palestinian Policy Network; Daniel Levy, U.S./Middle East Project

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Understanding 'Sectarianism': Sunni-Shi'a Relations in the Modern Arab World 

Monday 11 May | 13:00 - 14:30 | Fanar Haddad, National University of Singapore

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Co-organised with Peace Track Initiative

Yemen: Lessons from the Past and Opportunities for an Inclusive Peace Agreement (WEBINAR)

Thursday 30 April | 15:00 - 16:30 | Fatima Al-Asrar, Middle East Institute; Rasha Jarhum, Peace Track Initiative

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Algeria and the Hirak: What Next for the Country? (WEBINAR)

Thursday 23 April | 13:00 - 14:30 | Amel Boubekeur, European Council on Foreign Relations

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Coronavirus: the coup de grace for Lebanon? (WEBINAR)

Friday 27 March |13:00 - 14:30 | Jim Muir, Journalist

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Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Rivalry that Unravelled the Middle East

Thursday 5 March | 18:00 - 19:30 | Kim Ghattas, Journalist and Author


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Egypt's Military Economy: A Spearhead for the Revival of State Capitalism?

Monday 24 February | 18:00 - 19:30 | Yezid Sayigh, Carnegie Middle East Centre

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Crony Capitalism in the Middle East: Business and Politics from Liberalization to the Arab Spring

Monday 10 February | 17:00 - 18:30 | Adeel Malik, University of Oxford; Ishac Diwan, Paris Sciences et Lettres

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Co-organised with LSE Department of Gender

Iran at 40: Gendering the Trajectories and Transformation of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Wednesday 5 February | 18:00 - 19:30 | Nazanin Shahrokni, LSE Gender; Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi, Goldsmiths University of London


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Palestine and the Politics of Decolonisation

Thursday 30 January | 18:00 - 19:30 | Abdel Razzaq Takriti, University of Houston

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The Assassination of Qasim Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis: National and Regional Consequences

Monday 27 January | 18:00 - 19:30 | Toby Dodge, LSE; Dina Esfandiary, Herminius; Patrick Porter, University of Birmingham

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