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

Critical Reflections on Middle East Economics

Hassan Hakimian (HBKU and SOAS)

The knowledge of Middle Eastern economies as an autonomous field is of relatively recent origins and has evolved in uneven ways. Unlike some other regions, which have played a more active role in the genesis or evolution of development theory and practice (notably Latin America), the contri­bution of Middle Eastern economies has been more limited and to a large extent confined to recent decades.

12 October 2021, Virtual Event, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

New Media and Revolution: Resistance and Dissent in Pre-uprising Syria

Billie Jeanne Brownlee (University of Exeter)

Investigating the root causes of the Syrian uprising of 2011, New Media and Revolution shows how acts of online resistance prepared the ground for better-organised street mobilisation.

14 December 2021, Virtual Event, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM