- CPS Annual Lecture 2021: The Apartheid Paradigm
Raef Zreik (Tel Aviv University)
Professor Zreik will offer an interpretation regarding the recent increase in the deployment of the Apartheid paradigm to describe the current reality in Palestine-Israel.
- An Introduction to Maqam: Music of Iran and the Arab Mashriq - SOAS Music Workshops
SOAS Music Workshops
- Iran: 25 years, 45 visits, A Journey Behind the Headlines: An illustrated talk by Scott Peterson
Scott Peterson is the senior Middle East correspondent, covering the Middle East for the Monitor from London with a special focus on Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan.
- The Kaʿba Orientations: In conversation with author Dr Simon O'Meara
Simon O'Meara (SOAS)
The discussion will be around Dr O'Meara's newly published book, The Kaʿba Orientations: Readings in Islam’s Ancient House.
- The Arab and the Jewish Questions: Geographies of Engagement in Palestine and Beyond
Bashir Bashir (Open University of Israel) and Leila Farsakh (University of Massachusetts Boston)
This book talk discusses the attempts of leading scholars to consider how the “Jewish Question” and the “Arab Question” are entangled historically and in the present day.
- The Arab Uprisings Ten Years on: A Continuing Process
Gilbert Achcar (SOAS) in conversation with Dina Matar (SOAS)
Ten years ago, most of the Arabic-speaking countries were shaken by the chain of uprisings that was called the Arab Spring. Three years later, it looked as if the hopes raised in 2011 had been defeated, with the partial exception of Tunisia where democratic gains have been preserved.
- Life, and Death, of A King in Exile: The Final Years of Reza Shah Pahlavi, Founder of Modern Iran
Reza Shah's authoritarian and modernising reign transformed Iran, but his rule and Iran's independence ended in ignominy in 1941.
- Turkey in the Global Economy: Between Neoliberalism and Authoritarian Populism, 2000-2020
Bülent Gökay (Keele University)
Turkey in the Global Economy examines the transformation of Turkey over the past two decades, from an underdeveloped and weak economic power into an important regional player with a dynamic economy in global networks.
- What does a world with less water mean for the Middle East?
Peter Schwartzstein (journalist)
As the driest part of the planet, the Middle East never had much water to begin with. But a potent combination of climate shocks, rampant mismanagement, and increasing demand is pushing the region to the brink.