SOAS University of London

London Middle East Institute

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2019

November

22/11/19
26/11/19
  • 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.

December

03/12/19
06/12/19
10/12/19
  • Palestine: A Four Thousand Year History
  • Professor Nur Masalha (formerly, St. Mary's University, Twickenham)
  • In this talk, Professor Masalha will trace Palestine’s millennia-old heritage, uncovering cultures and societies of astounding depth and complexity that stretch back to the very beginnings of recorded history.