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Week beginning Monday 25 November 2019

Monday 25 November 2019

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Tuesday 26 November 2019

1.00pm:
  • Discussion with H.E. Mr Fesseha Shawel Gebre, Ambassador of Ethiopia
  • H.E. Mr Fesseha Shawel Gebre, Ambassador of Ethiopia to the United Kingdom
  • H.E. Mr Fesseha Shawel Gebre, Ambassador of Ethiopia in the UK, will discuss Ethiopia’s current foreign policy priorities, and share his reflections on the country’s strategic position in the Horn of Africa.

5.00pm:
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5.30pm:
  • Banking on the state: the Financial Foundations of Lebanon
  • Dr Hicham Safieddine (Kings College London)
  • In 1943, Lebanon gained its formal political independence from France; only after two more decades did the country finally establish a national central bank. Inaugurated on April 1, 1964, the Banque du Liban (BDL) was billed by Lebanese authorities as the nation's primary symbol of economic sovereignty and as the last step towards full independence.

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Wednesday 27 November 2019

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Thursday 28 November 2019

10.00am:
5.30pm:
  • Armenia and Azerbaijan: Anatomy of a Rivalry
  • Dr Laurence Broers (SOAS Research Associate)
  • The Armenian–Azerbaijani conflict for control of the mountainous territory of Nagorny Karabakh is the longest-running dispute in post-Soviet Eurasia. Laurence Broers shows how decades of dynamic territorial politics, shifting power relations, international diffusion and unsuccessful mediation efforts have contributed to the resilience of this stubbornly unresolved dispute.

7.00pm:
  • The Diplomacy of Decolonization
  • Professor Alanna O'Malley (Leiden University / The Hague University of Applied Sciences), Dr Sue Onslow (Institute of Commonwealth Studies), Chair: Dr Michael Amoah (SOAS)
  • Professor Alanna O’Malley discusses the role of the UN during the Congo crisis from 1960 to 1964, revealing how the UN helped position this event as a lightning rod in debates about how decolonisation interacted with the Cold War.

Friday 29 November 2019

Saturday 30 November 2019

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