SOAS University of London

London Middle East Institute

Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East

Tuesdays, 5.30pm (unless stated otherwise), Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT), SOAS

All lectures in this series are free and open to all

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Love and Resistance in the Films of Mai Masri

Victoria Brittain (former foreign correspondent and Associate Foreign Editor of The Guardian)

The first book-length study of Mai Masri, one of the world's most well-known Arab women filmmakers.

13 October 2020, Virtual Event, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Book Launch: Political Economies of the Middle East and North Africa

Dr Robert Springborg

This book focuses on national and regional politics in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to explain why economies there are underperforming. Variations in performance are traced to historically rooted capacities of states.

10 March 2020, Russell Square: College Buildings, Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT), 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Do the Women of ISIS Deserve Rights?

Azadeh Moaveni (International Crisis Group)

In her latest book, Guest House for Young Widows: Women of ISIS, Azadeh Moaveni looks at a cast of young women who in many instances left their comfortable lives behind to join the Islamic state.

25 February 2020, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT), 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The Iran-Iraq War and its Socio-Economic Effects

Professor Mohammad Farzanegan (Philipps-Universität Marburg)

This talk will be based on Professor Farzanegan's current research on the following two topics: 'The opportunity cost of the Islamic revolution and war for Iran' and 'Growing up in the Iran-Iraq war and preferences for strong defence'.

18 February 2020, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT), 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Religious Claims and Nationalism in "Secular" Zionism: Obscuring Settler Colonialism

Professor Nadim Rouhana (Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University)

In this presentation Prof. Rouhana will examine how nationalism, religious claims, and settler colonialism enmesh within Zionism and demonstrate how their interaction played a major role for Israeli academia and politics in sidelining or obfuscating settler colonialism as an appropriate frame of analysis for Zionism’s encounter with the Palestinians.

4 February 2020, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT), 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Syria after the Uprisings: The Political Economy of State Resilience

Dr Joseph Daher (University of Lausanne)

Syria has been at the centre of world news since 2011, following the beginnings of a popular uprising in the country and its subsequent violent repression.

28 January 2020, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT), 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Women, Religion and the state in Israel

Professor Nira Yuval-Davis (SOAS)

The lecture outlines the Zionist project and its relationship with the Jewish religion and then how this was institutionalized and transformed in different periods in the history of the state of Israel, focusing on the transformation of Israel into an (atypical) neo-liberal state.

21 January 2020, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT), 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Draw Me a Revolution: Aesthetics of Solidarity in the Trenches of Arab Hanoi

Dr Zeina Maasri (University of Brighton)

Mobilised by radical networks of solidarity, stretching from Cuba, through Algeria and all the way to Vietnam, an anti-imperialist revolutionary subjectivity was being constituted through a global flow of discourses and associated translocal visuality.

14 January 2020, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT), 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Culture, Time and Publics in the Arab World: Media, Public Space and Temporality

Tarik Sabry, Omar al-Ghazzi, Helga Tawil-Souri and Ramy Aly

In this revealing new study, the authors preside over an original new exploration of Arab culture. They employ subjects as varied as anthropology, media studies, philosophy, political economy and cultural studies to illuminate the relationship between culture, time and publics in an Arab context, whilst also laying the foundations for a much more nuanced picture of Arab society.

7 January 2020, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT), 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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.

10 December 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT), 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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.

26 November 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT), 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Book Launch - Contested Politics in Tunisia: Civil Society in a Post-Authoritarian State

Dr Edwige Fortier (Research Associate, Department of Development Studies, SOAS)

Several thousand new civil society organisations were legally established in Tunisia following the 2010–11 uprising that forced the long-serving dictator, Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, from office.

19 November 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT), 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Book Launch - Iran and Palestine: Past, Present, Future

Dr Seyed Ali Alavi (SOAS)

Examining the nature of relations between Iran and Palestine, this book investigates the relationship between state and authorities in the Middle East.

12 November 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT), 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The story of Palestine’s stonemasons and the building of Israel

Dr Andrew Ross (New York University)

Looking at the Palestinian–Israeli conflict in a new light, this book, largely based on field interviews in the region, asks how this record of labor and achievement can and should be recognized.

29 October 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT), 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Reconfiguring Security Landscapes: Evidence from the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Dr Tahani Mustafa (LSE)

This presentation evidences how programmes of internationally sponsored Security Sector Reform (SSR) alters security landscapes and transforms societal and political power apparatuses in its applied contexts, to the extent that, rather than creating a homogenous central state security apparatus, it instead often exacerbates socio-political divisions.

22 October 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT), 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Shooting a Revolution Visual Media and Warfare in Syria

Dr Donatella Della Ratta (John Cabot University, Rome)

From ISIS propaganda videos to popular regime-backed TV series and digital activism, the Syrian conflict has been dramatically affected by the production of media, at the same time generating in its turn an impressive visual culture.

15 October 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT), 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Gender, Sexuality and Conflict in Palestine

Dr. Wala’ al-Qaisiya (LSE)

Gender, Sexuality and Conflict in Palestine

8 October 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT), 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

European policy on the Middle East: Spectator or actor?

Nicholas Westcott, Formerly Managing Director Middle East and North Africa, European External Action Service

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

12 March 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Human Rights in the MENA Region: Challenges and Opportunities

Mishana Hosseinioun (University of Oxford), Moataz El Fegiery (Front Line Defenders), Melek Saral (SOAS)

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

5 March 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

French Republic, Islam and Muslims: What Goes Wrong?

Haoues Seniguer, Sciences Po Lyon and Le Laboratoire Triangle, UMR 5206, Lyon

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

26 February 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

The History of the Huthi Conflict

Marieke Brandt, Austrian Academy of Sciences

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

22 January 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Ethics as a Weapon of War: Militarism and Morality in Israel

James Eastwood (Queen Mary), Hagar Kotef (SOAS), Akanksha Mehta (Goldsmiths), Hedi Viterbo (University of Essex) and Nimer Sultany (SOAS)

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

27 November 2018, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Shari'a, dissection and justice in modern Egypt

Khaled Fahmy, University of Cambridge

British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) Annual Lecture. Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

20 November 2018, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Gendering 'Everyday Islam'

Pnina Werbner (Keele University), Claudia Liebelt (University of Bayreuth), Laura Ferrero (University of Turin), Deniz Kandiyoti (SOAS)

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

13 November 2018, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Limited Statehood in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia

Ruth Hanau Santini, Università "L'Orientale"

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

16 October 2018, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Panel Discussion on the Iranian Economy and Economic Sanctions

Esfandyar Batmanghelidj (Bourse & Bazaar), Nicholas Hopton (former UK Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran), Kamiar Mohaddes (University of Cambridge)

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

9 October 2018, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The Struggle for Borders and Borders of Struggle

Sharri Plonski (Queen Mary University of London and London Middle East Institute, SOAS) and Mezna Qato (Kings College, Cambridge)

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

8 May 2018, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

The Syrian Uprising: Domestic Origins and Early Trajectory

Ferdinand Arslanian (University of St Andrews), Billie Jeanne Brownlee (University of Exeter), Raymond Hinnebusch (University of St Andrews), Omar Imady (University of St Andrews), Maria Kastrinou (political anthropologist)

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

1 May 2018, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Rethinking and Reclaiming History: Emerging Arab Interest in Jewish Heritage in the Middle East

Najat Abdulhaq

Since the 1950’s the history of “Arab Jews” is dominated, mainly, by two official narratives. In the last decade however, these narratives have been questioned, not in academia, media and popular culture or journalistic works but in literature. Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

30 January 2018, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Gaza

Donald Macintyre, journalist

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

23 January 2018, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Devastated Lands: Lebanon at the End of the Great War, 1918

Eugene Rogan, Middle East Centre, St Antony’s College, Oxford

British Lebanese Association's David Roberts Memorial Lecture. Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

16 January 2018, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

King Salman, the US and the Rest

Madawi Al-Rasheed, LSE

Lecture rescheduled from 14 November to 28 November. Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

28 November 2017, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Kennedy and the Middle East: The Cold War, Israel and Saudi Arabia

Antonio Perra, Birkbeck, King's College London & MEND (Muslim Engagement and Development)

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

21 November 2017, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi‘is

John McHugo, Centre for Syrian Studies, St Andrews University

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

17 October 2017, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Hadhramaut and its Diaspora: Yemeni Politics, Identity and Migration

Muhammad Bin-Dohry, Noel Brehony, William Clarence-Smith, Thanos Petouris, Helen Lackner and James Spencer

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

25 April 2017, Paul Webley Wing (Senate House), Wolfson Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

The Importance of Marmaduke Pickthall

Peter Clark, formerly British Council

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

28 February 2017, Paul Webley Wing (Senate House), Wolfson Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

The Palestinian Novel: From 1948 to the Present

Bashir Abu-Manneh, University of Kent

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

21 February 2017, Paul Webley Wing (Senate House), Wolfson Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

The Invention of Palestinian Citizenship, 1918-1947

Lauren Banko (University of Manchester), Nelida Fuccaro (SOAS)

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

24 January 2017, Paul Webley Wing (Senate House), Wolfson Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Turkey's Attempted Coup d'État and its Aftermath

William Hale, SOAS

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

10 January 2017, Paul Webley Wing (Senate House), Wolfson Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Poetry and Politics in the Modern Arab World

Atef Alshaer (University of Westminster), Caroline Rooney (University of Kent), Dina Matar (SOAS)

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

15 November 2016, Paul Webley Wing (Senate House), Wolfson Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Kuwait Transformed: A History of Oil and Urban Life

Farah Al-Nakib, American University of Kuwait

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

1 November 2016, Paul Webley Wing (Senate House), Wolfson Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

The Emergence of the Gulf States

J.E. Peterson, Michael Crawford, Hala Fattah, Steffen Hertog

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

25 October 2016, Paul Webley Wing (Senate House), Wolfson Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Palestinians in Syria: Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities

Anaheed Al-Hardan (American University of Beirut), Nur Masalha (Journal of Holy Land and Palestine Studies)

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

18 October 2016, Paul Webley Wing (Senate House), Wolfson Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

What Happened to the "Arab Spring"?

Gilbert Achcar, SOAS

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

4 October 2016, Paul Webley Wing (Senate House), Wolfson Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Violence and the City in the Modern Middle East

Nelida Fuccaro, SOAS

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

15 March 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Civil Resistance in North Africa since 2010

Alia Brahimi (Oxford), George Joffé (Cambridge), Rory McCarthy (Oxford), Adam Roberts (Oxford), Michael Willis (Oxford)

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

1 March 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Why Did Economists Miss out on the Arab Uprisings?

Hassan Hakimian, LMEI

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

19 January 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

7 Sides of A Cylinder - 7 Short Films by 7 Iranian Filmmakers

Haleh Anvari, Producer

Screening of 7 shorts by 7 young Iranian film makers in response to the British Museum tour of the Cyrus Cylinder in 2013 to five major museums across the USA. Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East. 

8 December 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Revolutionary Egypt: Four Years On

Reem Abou-El-Fadl (SOAS), Charles Tripp (SOAS), Miriyam Aouragh (Westminster), Adam Hanieh (SOAS), Nicola Pratt (Warwick) and Kerem Oktem (Graz)

Panel discussion to mark the launch of the 2015 edited volume Revolutionary Egypt: Connecting Domestic and International Struggles. Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

17 November 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The Creative Enterprise and Alternative Spaces of Imagination in Iran

Pamela Karimi, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and former IHF Visiting Fellow, Centre for Iranian Studies

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

10 November 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Islamic State: The Digital Caliphate

Abdel Bari Atwan, Rai al-Youm

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

27 October 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Return: A Palestinian Memoir

Ghada Karmi, University of Exeter

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

20 October 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Qatar – Small State, Big Politics

Mehran Kamrava, Center for International and Regional Studies, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

13 October 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Hidden Light: A View from Cosmopolitan Kuwait

Mai Al-Nakib, Kuwait University

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

6 October 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

The Caliphate: back to the future?

S Sayyid, University of Leeds; Madawi Al-Rasheed, Middle East Centre at LSE and the Open Society Foundation; Reza Pankhurst, academic and author
Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.3 March 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Other Saudis: Shiism, Dissent and Sectarianism

Toby Matthiesen, University of Cambridge

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.

27 January 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Palestine: The Invisible Damage of Life under Occupation

Samah Jabr

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

9 December 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Why Yemen matters: Development, Security and the rhetoric of Unity

Helen Lackner, British-Yemeni Society
Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.2 December 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Panel on the Iranian Economy

Hassan Hakimian, LMEI; Parvin Alizadeh, Boston University Study Abroad; Kamiar Mohaddes, University of Cambridge; Sima Motamen-Samadian, Centre for the Study of Advanced and Emerging Markets

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

25 November 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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.

18 November 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

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.

11 November 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

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 October 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

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.

7 October 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

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.

29 April 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

An Historical Overview of the Iranian Presidency: 1979-2013

Siavush Ranjbar-Daemi, University of Manchester

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

11 March 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Iran and the Global Economy: Petro Populism, Islam and Economic Sanctions

Parvin Alizadeh, Boston University, Study Abroad London and Hassan Hakimian, LMEI & SOAS

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

4 March 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Falafel King: culinary customs and national narratives in Palestine

Zeina Ghandour, Birkbeck

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

25 February 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

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.

4 February 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Researching dress in Saudi Arabia: Lessons and Opportunities

Aisa Martinez, LMEI

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

28 January 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

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.

21 January 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

An Historical Overview of the Iranian Presidency: 1979-2013

Siavush Randjbar-Daemi, University of Manchester

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

3 December 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Arabs and Israelis: Conflict and Peacemaking in the Middle East

Abdel Moneim Said Aly, Regional Center for Strategic Studies, Cairo, Shai Feldman, Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University, US, and Khalil Shikaki, Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, Ramallah

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

26 November 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The Possibility of Modern Middle Eastern Jewish Thought

Moshe Behar, University of Manchester, Yair Wallach, SOAS and Sami Zubaida, Birkbeck College

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

19 November 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The Power and the People: paths of resistance in the Middle East

Charles Tripp, SOAS and Gilbert Achcar, SOAS

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

29 October 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Sectarian Gulf: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the Arab Spring That Wasn't

Toby Matthiesen, University of Cambridge

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

22 October 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Egypt in Flux: Essays on an Unfinished Revolution

Adel Iskander, Georgetown University

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

15 October 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

The Making and Unmaking of a Zionist: A Personal and Political Journey

Anthony Lerman, author; Ghada Karmi, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

19 March 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Revolt in Syria: Eye-Witness to the Uprising

Stephen Starr, freelance journalist

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

12 March 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Iran’s Expanding Relations with Latin America

Manouchehr Dorraj, Texas Christian University and a Visiting Fellow at Georgetown’s Center for International and Regional Studies, Doha, Qatar

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

5 March 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Rags, Tommy-Guns, and the King: Palestinians and the Pedagogical Regime, c. 1956.

Mezna Qato, St Antony's College, Oxford
Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL) and London Middle East Institute Joint Lecture. Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.26 February 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Iran's Nuclear Programme: A Surge into Modernity

David Patrikarakos, Author and Journalist

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

19 February 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Women's perceptions of access to justice in Iran

Sahar Maranlou, University of Warwick

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

29 January 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Unfree in Palestine: Registration, Documentation and Movement Restriction

Nadia Abu-Zahra, University of Ottawa; Adah Kay, Cass Business School, City University, London

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

22 January 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Occupying Syria under the French Mandate: Insurgency, Space and State Formation

Dan Neep, University of Exeter and Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL)

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

11 December 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

The Sudanese breadbasket: Land and water grabs by Middle Eastern economies

Tony Allan, KCL and SOAS; Eckart Woertz, Princeton and Barcelona Centre for International Affairs; Harry Verhoeven, Oxford University; Martin Keulertz, KCL

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

4 December 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Women and the Arab Spring: feminine voices in a time of transition

Nimah Nawab, writer, lecturer, and activist

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

13 November 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Islam, Gender and Reform in Oman

Khalid Al-Azri, Oxford University

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

30 October 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Palestine Now: Writers Respond

With Bidisha, Rachel Shabi, Selma Dabbagh, Miranda Pennell and Naomi Foyle

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

9 October 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The Middle East in Transition: Syria and the 'Arab Spring'

Samir Aita, Le Monde diplomatique and Gilbert Achcar, SOAS

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East in Transition: a new social economic and political landscape?

13 March 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Between Art and Alienation, the Painted T-Walls in Segmented 2012 Baghdad

Caecilia Pieri, Institut français du Proche-Orient

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East in Transition: a new social economic and political landscape?

28 February 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

The 'Arab Awakening' in North Africa - one year after

George Joffé, University of Cambridge

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East in Transition: a new social economic and political landscape?

7 February 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Libyan Revolution: Experiences and Future Challenges

Aref Ali Nayed, Ambassador of Libya to the United Arab Emirates

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East in Transition: a new social economic and political landscape?

31 January 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Can Asad Survive?

Patrick Seale

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East in Transition: a new social economic and political landscape?

17 January 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Algeria in the Shadow of Revolution

James McDougall, University of Oxford

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East in Transition: a new social economic and political landscape?

29 November 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Afghanistan/Iran a contemporary cultural and media perspective

Baqer Moin

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East in Transition: a new social economic and political landscape?

22 November 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Tunisia: revolutionary realities?

George Joffé, University of Cambridge

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East in Transition: a new social economic and political landscape?

1 November 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Effects of Political Changes on Economic Policy and Business

David Butter, Economist Intelligence Unit

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East in Transition: a new social economic and political landscape?

25 October 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Egypt: how far is it a revolution?

Maha Azzam, Chatham House

Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East,The Middle East in Transition: a new social economic and political landscape?

11 October 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

In search of the ‘French-Arab Thing’

Henry Laurens, Collège de France

Please note that this lecture will start at the earlier time of 5.30pm and not the usual 6.00pm.

8 February 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The Torture of Representation

Faisal Devji, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford

Lecture by Dr Faisal Devji on torture and the war on terror.

18 January 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Facing Disaster In the Middle East: Do We Have Only Bad Options?

Stephen Kinzer, author, journalist and lecturer at Boston University

Talk on the subject of Professor Kinzer's controversial new book Reset Middle East (I.B.Tauris, 2010) in which he argues that the US has allied itself with the wrong Middle Eastern states.

11 January 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Arab Unity: Reality or Illusion?

Ghayth Armanazi, British Syrian Society
26 October 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Arabs and Israelis Facing the Holocaust and the Nakba

Gilbert Achcar, SOAS; Nur Masalha, Centre for Religion and History and the Holy Land Research Project, St. Mary's University College, University of Surrey; Idith Zertal, Institute for Jewish Studies, University of Basel

Panel Debate on the subject of Gilbert Achcar's book The Arabs and the Holocaust.

19 October 2010, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Islamism and its Discontents

Roger Hardy, BBC World Service
2 March 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM