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2019

January

12/01/19
14/01/19
17/01/19
22/01/19
  • 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.

29/01/19

February

05/02/19
06/02/19
11/02/19
19/02/19
21/02/19
22/02/19
23/02/19
26/02/19
27/02/19

March

05/03/19
08/03/19
12/03/19
14/03/19
19/03/19
27/03/19
27/03/19

April

11/04/19

May

03/05/19
09/05/19
  • Dar Doordast...(Distant...)
  • A new documentary on Susan Taslimi by Mohammad Abdi. Followed by Q&A with Susan Taslimi and Mohammad Abdi.

11/05/19
15/05/19
16/05/19
17/05/19
20/05/19
20/05/19
21/05/19

June

20/06/19
  • The Belt & Road Initiative: International Responses
  • This conference is designed to examine how this flagship foreign policy initiative of President Xi Jinping is affecting the key regions in the world along both the Silk Road Economic Belt and the Maritime Silk Road, and how countries thus affected are responding.

21/06/19

July

October

08/10/19
15/10/19
  • 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.

18/10/19
21/10/19
  • Course: Persian Calligraphy, Nasta'liq Script
  • Keramat Fathinia
  • This eight-week exercise-based course is suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced. It is based on a one-to-one teaching method, so everyone will be given the instructions based on their own level and previous experience.

21/10/19
22/10/19
  • 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.

29/10/19

November

12/11/19
19/11/19
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
  • Area Studies and the Urgent Need for Global Intercultural Dialogue
  • Geir Helgesen (SOAS Centre of Korean Studies/Fudan Development Institute, Shanghai), Chunrong Liu (Fudan Development Institute, Shanghai and NIAS, Copenhagen University), Rachel Harrison (SOAS)
  • In this roundtable discussion we propose that, given the precarious and fragile state of the world, it is essential for Area Studies to play a more important role.

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.