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2014

January

08/01/14
13/01/14
21/01/14
  • Qatar and the Arab Spring: Policy Responses and Consequences
  • Kristian Coates-Ulrichsen, Baker III Institute of Public Policy at Rice University in Houston
  • Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

24/01/14
28/01/14

February

04/02/14
  • Women, Power and Politics in 21st Century Iran
  • Tara Povey, SOAS, Mehri Honarbin-Holliday, Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS, Elaheh Rostami-Povey, Centre for Iranian Studies
  • Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

06/02/14
  • LMEI & LAP Mariam Michtawi Book Launch
  • Mariam Michtawi
  • LMEI & LAP (London Arabic Publications) Mariam Michtawi Book Launch Cultural Charity Event aimed at helping Great Ormond Street Hospital and St Jude Children Cancer Centre.

17/02/14
  • The British-Yemeni Society Yemen Seminar and Annual Lecture
  • To mark the publication of the book Why Yemen Matters: a Society in Transition (SAQI 2014), which discusses the country’s major crises, the British-Yemeni Society and the London Middle East Institute, SOAS are organising a half day seminar with the support of the MBI Al Jaber Foundation.

18/02/14
19/02/14
20/02/14
  • 'Attâr's Canticle of the Birds: a Thirteenth-Century Persian Sufi Masterpiece of Poetry and Art
  • Michael Barry, Princeton University
  • Composed at the turn of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, the ‘Canticle of the Birds’ or Manteq-ot-Teyr is universally regarded not only as the most perfect crystallization of Sufi thought in Persian verse - indeed Rûmî acknowledged its poet `Attâr (ca. 1145-1221) as his own spiritual master - but as one of the greatest masterpieces of all mystical literature.

25/02/14
28/02/14

March

04/03/14
05/03/14
06/03/14
11/03/14
14/03/14

April

29/04/14
  • Women, Power and Politics in 21st Century Iran
  • Tara Povey, SOAS, Mehri Honarbin-Holliday, Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS, Elaheh Rostami-Povey, Centre for Iranian Studies
  • Resheduled from 4 February 2014. Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

30/04/14

May

13/05/14
  • Persian Service: The BBC and British Interests in Iran
  • Annabelle Sreberny, SOAS and Massoumeh Torfeh, SOAS
  • Behrouz Afagh, Head of Middle East and West/Central Asia, BBC World; Ali Ansari, Director of the Institute for Iranian Studies, University of St Andrews; and John Downing, Southern Illinois University join the authors Annabelle Sreberny and Massoumeh Torfeh to mark the publication of their book.

15/05/14
15/05/14
30/05/14

June

12/06/14
16/06/14
21/06/14

July

September

25/09/14
26/09/14
  • Beyond religion: ISIS and the crisis in the Middle East
  • Ghias Aljundi, writer and human rights activist, Charles Tripp, SOAS and Nadje Al-Ali, SOAS
  • The first in a series of public lecturers SOAS Students’ Union will be hosting on the politics of the Middle East, Asia, Africa and the UK.

29/09/14
30/09/14

October

07/10/14
  • Simin Behbahani: A Career in Poetry
  • Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak, University of Maryland and SOAS
  • Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

10/10/14
14/10/14
  • The Arab Uprisings - Driven by Youth or Adults?
  • Zafiris Tzannatos, Senior Consultant for Strategy and Policy
  • Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

14/10/14
  • How I Stopped Being a Jew
  • Shlomo Sand, University of Tel Aviv
  • A presentation and discussion of the new book by Shlomo Sand How I Stopped Being a Jew (Verso, 2014)


21/10/14
23/10/14
28/10/14
28/10/14

November

11/11/14
  • The Hizbullah Phenomenon: Politics and Communication
  • Atef Alshaer, University of Westminster; Lina Khatib, Carnegie Middle East Center, Beirut; and Dina Matar, Centre for Media Studies, SOAS
  • Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

18/11/14
  • The Persian-Portuguese Encounter in Hormuz
  • Ghoncheh Tazmini, former Iran Heritage Foundation (IHF) Visiting Fellow, Centre for Iranian Studies
  • Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

22/11/14
25/11/14
  • Panel on the Iranian Economy
  • Hassan Hakimian, LMEI, Parvin Alizadeh, Boston University Boston University Study Abroad
  • Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

28/11/14

December

02/12/14