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SOAS to host seminars on ISIS and ‘caliphate’ this month

SOAS, University of London will be hosting events on the latest crises in the Middle East, ISIS and the meaning of 'caliphate'. Leading scholars specialising on the Middle East across disciplines such as politics, history and gender studies will examine the historical roots of ‘caliphate’ in the region and critically address its ramifications for the region and the world at large this month.

19th September 2014

Conference Report: Syria – Correcting the Narrative, Building Solidarity

Conference Report: Syria – Correcting the Narrative, Building Solidarity, 21 June 2014, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London

27th August 2014

SOAS academic presents new book on life and legacy of Khomeini

Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam has edited a new book on the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the man who led the 1979 Iranian Revolution, which resulted in his appointment as Iran’s Supreme Leader, a position he held until his death in 1989. The book has received favourable media coverage in Iran and beyond, most notably on the BBC Persian website.  

7th August 2014

Walls, Barricades, Borders, Gates: Political Negligence and the Twenty-First Century City

Working in conjunction with the Economic and Social Research Council, and Global Uncertainties, the CCLPS will host a workshop of the Citizen Academia Network (CAN) titled, "Walls, Barricades, Borders, Gates: Political Negligence and the Twenty-First Century City" to be held on September 20, 2014 at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS.

26th July 2014

The Second Annual CCLPS Postgraduate Conference, "From the Speech to the Act: Performativity on the Margins"

The Second Annual CCLPS Postgraduate Conference, From the Speech to the Act: Performativity on the Margins held on 13 June 2014 was a resounding success. Selected papers from the conference will be published in an upcoming issue of the SOAS Journal of Postgraduate Research. A podcast of the conference is also forthcoming.

13th June 2014

Middle East in London Cover June-July 2014 June-July 2014 Edition of The Middle East in London Hits Newsstands

The June-July Edition of The Middle East in London, the bi-monthly magazine of the London Middle East Institute, is now available.

5th June 2014

The SOAS Palestine Studies Book Series with I.B. Tauris

Dr Hassan Hakimian, Director of the London Middle East Institute (LMEI) at SOAS and Iradj Bagherzade, Chairman and Editorial Director of I.B.Tauris have announced an agreement to launch a new series of academic books relating to the history and contemporary world of Palestine.

22nd May 2014

Summer schools image New courses for the 2014 SOAS Summer school, exploring politics, law and languages

This year, the 2014 SOAS, University of London Summer School is introducing a range of new programmes exploring politics, law and languages from a variety of regions.

9th May 2014

Arshin Adib-Moghaddam book SOAS scholar’s work honoured by leading Middle East and North Africa publication

Dr Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Reader in Comparative Politics and International Relations at SOAS, University of London has been described as a foremost thinker and commentator on the Middle East and Muslim world by online publication Muftah.

11th April 2014

Middle East in London Cover April-May 2014 April-May 2014 Edition of The Middle East in London Hits Newsstands

The April-May Edition of The Middle East in London, the bi-monthly magazine of the London Middle East Institute, is now available.

27th March 2014

Senior Palestinian historian addresses packed audience at SOAS for first annual lecture by Centre for Palestine Studies

Famous Palestinian historian, Professor Walid Khalidi, founder and director of the Institute for Palestine Studies (Beirut and Washington), gave a lecture earlier this month on ‘Palestine and Palestine Studies One Century since the First World War and the Balfour Declaration’ to a packed audience at SOAS, University of London, including two Arab ambassadors and several journalists.

19th March 2014

Middle East in London Cover February-March 2014 February-March 2014 Edition of The Middle East in London Hits Newsstands

The February-March Edition of The Middle East in London, the bi-monthly magazine of the London Middle East Institute, is now available.

29th January 2014

Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber LMEI finds new home in the MBI Al Jaber Building, SOAS, thanks to support from the MBI Al Jaber Foundation

SOAS, University of London, is to receive a gift of £1 million from the MBI Al Jaber Foundation, the London-based charitable foundation promoting better understanding between the Middle East and the wider world through education and culture.

27th January 2014

Exhibition on post-revolutionary Iranian art opens in Brunei Gallery this week

A collection of artwork from 29 Iranian artists, many of who will be exhibiting in the UK for the first time, brings post-1979 Iranian revolution artworks to the heart of London at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London.

15th January 2014

SOAS scholars shape BBC Radio 4 series on Making of the Modern Arab World

SOAS scholars from across the Department of Politics and International Studies and the Department of Development Studies contributed to BBC Radio 4’s four-part series on ‘The Making of the Modern Arab World’.

9th January 2014

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