Oxford Alumni Weekend: 15-17 September 2017

MEC 60th

Oxford Alumni Weekend: 15-17 September 2017

22 June 2017

To coincide with the 11th annual Oxford Alumni Weekend, 'Meeting Minds', St Antony's will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Middle East Centre at the College. The event will be held across the alumni weekend (15-17 September).

Highlights include;

-Keynote Lecture: ‘The Age of Accelerations and Its Impact on the Middle East’ given by Tom Friedman (MPhil Middle Eastern Studies 1976),

-Panel Discussion: ‘A Celebration of Albert Hourani’s Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age fifty years on’ chaired by Jens Hanssen (DPhil Modern History 1993),

- Dinners in St Antony’s College Dining Hall

The full timetable of events is shown below. 

Timing

Event

                       Friday, 15th September

14:00 - 16:00

Registration

17:00- 18:00

Plenary panel on Albert Hourani

18:00 - 19:00

Welcome Drinks Reception

19:00 - 21:00

Formal Dinner

21:00

Panel

22:00

Open Bar

                   Saturday, 16th September

Timing

Event

11:00

Tea/Coffee Break

11:30-13:00

Morning Panel Sessions (3 consecutive panels)

13:00 - 14:30

Buffet Lunch

14:30 - 16:00

Afternoon Panel Sessions (3 consecutive panels)

16:00 - 17:00

Tea/Coffee Break

17:00 - 18:30

Keynote speech by Thomas Friedman

18:30

Drinks reception

19:00 - 21:00

Formal Dinner

21:00

Live band/open bar

                      Sunday, 17th September

Timing

Event

11:00

Tea/Coffee Break

11:30-13:00

Morning Panel Sessions (3 consecutive panels)

13:00

Lunch

The booking page for the event is now live. Please book and pay for your tickets via the University of Oxford's Online Store

Please contact mec60@sant.ox.ac.uk for more information, as well as for details for booking accomodation at St Antony's College. 

Below is a downloadable pdf containing the latest updates to the programme, and in particular a list of panel discussants and topics. 

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