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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Forthcoming Events

Countless Palestinian Futures

Danah Abdulla and Sarona Abuaker

The talk will discuss the role of imagination as a tool to build ideas of liberation, to cultivate alliances and material developments between the very people who are systematically denied their return.

1 February 2022, Virtual Event, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The Ottomans: Khans, Caesars, and Caliphs

Marc David Baer (LSE)

Recounting the Ottomans’ remarkable rise from a frontier principality to a world empire, historian Marc David Baer traces their debts to their Turkish, Mongolian, Islamic, and Byzantine heritage.

8 March 2022, Virtual Event, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM