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2017

January

10/01/17
12/01/17
13/01/17
14/01/17
16/01/17
16/01/17
17/01/17
17/01/17
19/01/17
20/01/17
24/01/17
31/01/17

February

06/02/17
07/02/17
08/02/17
09/02/17
13/02/17
15/02/17
16/02/17
21/02/17
22/02/17
24/02/17
25/02/17
25/02/17
  • Reem Kelani Concert
  • Internationally acclaimed singer, musician and musicologist, Reem Kelani live in concert

27/02/17
  • Democratic Transitions in the Arab World
  • Samir Makdisi (American University of Beirut), Ibrahim El- Badawi (The Economic Research Forum for the Arab World, Iran & Turkey), Noha El-Mikawy (Ford Foundation)
28/02/17

March

07/03/17
08/03/17
09/03/17
10/03/17
11/03/17
  • Razor’s Edge: The Legacy of Iranian Actresses
  • First UK showing of Bahman Maghsoudlou's new documentary that looks at the often controversial role of women in Iranian cinema during the secular period from the 1930s to the Islamic Revolution in 1979.

13/03/17
  • Kamran Djam Annual Lecture at SOAS: Managing the Guarded Domains
  • Abbas Amanat, Yale University
  • The first of two lectures by Abbas Amanat on In Search of Modern Iran, the second will take place on Tuesday 14 March 2017. This longue durée of Iran’s early modern and modern history explores patterns of sovereignty, memory and nationhood from the Safavid to the Pahlavid periods. 

14/03/17
14/03/17
16/03/17
  • Hannes Baumann Book Launch
  • Dr. Hannes Baumann
  • Dr. Hannes Baumann will be discussing his new book, 'Citizen Hariri - Lebanon’s Neoliberal Reconstruction'.

22/03/17
23/03/17
25/03/17

April

24/04/17
25/04/17
27/04/17
27/04/17

May

02/05/17
06/05/17
18/05/17

June

03/06/17
05/06/17
08/06/17
15/06/17
19/06/17
  • Unpacking Israel's Public Media Relations in the US
  • John Pilger (independent journalist and filmmaker), Dina Matar (SOAS), Sut Jhally (University of Massachusetts at Amherst) and Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
  • Screening of The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States

28/06/17

July

27/07/17

August

01/08/17

September

14/09/17
  • The Circulation of Contemporary Iranian Literature
  • Apologies for any confusion this event has been rescheduled to its original date Thursday 14 September 2017 but will start at the later time of 5.00pm.

    Houshang Moradi Kermani (writer), Ahmad Dehghan (writer), Afshin Shahneh Tabar (publisher of Candle & Fog) and the American translators Caroline Croskery and Paul Sprachman.

25/09/17

October

05/10/17
10/10/17
17/10/17
17/10/17
  • One Belt, Many Questions
  • Jonathan Hillman
  • China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is the most ambitious geoeconomic vision in recent history. Jonathan Hillman, director of the Reconnecting Asia Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will put these developments into perspective by examining a few key projects and the challenges they face.

19/10/17
24/10/17
25/10/17
26/10/17
  • Rethinking Fiscal Policy in Arab Countries
  • Khalid Abu-Ismail, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
  • A presentation by Khalid-Abu-Ismail, Chief of Economic Development and Poverty Section, UNESCWA, on its recent research on fiscal policies in the Arab Region.

26/10/17
27/10/17
30/10/17
  • Egypt
  • Robert Springborg, Italian Institute of International Affairs
31/10/17

November

01/11/17
01/11/17
11/11/17
14/11/17
16/11/17
17/11/17
18/11/17
21/11/17
22/11/17
23/11/17
28/11/17
  • 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.

December

05/12/17
  • Neoliberal Dogmatism: The IMF and the Arab Spring,
  • Gilbert Achcar and Hassan Sherry
  • The Catastrophic Consequences of Neoliberal Dogmatism in the MENA Region

    The neoliberal doctrine's postulates are completely inconsistent with the realities of the MENA region. They have produced catastrophic results, which laid the ground for the regional upheaval known as the 'Arab Spring'. And yet, the IMF keeps advocating more of the same.

11/12/17
  • Egypt: Seven Years Forward
  • Mohamad Adam (Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy and journalist), Khaled Fahmy ‎‎(University of Cambridge), Amr Hamzawy (Stanford University), Nancy Okail (Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy)
12/12/17