Events archive

Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Karl Sharro (architect, satirist and Middle East commentator)
16 November 2018 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Joint event with the Oxford Arab Society. Copies of the book will be available on sale for £5 (cash only!). About the seminar: The Middle East is the mysterious land of veils, minarets and... Read more
MEC Seminar
Adriana X. Jacobs (Oxford)
13 November 2018 - 2:15pm
Board Room, Kirdar Building, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Jointly organised by The Middle East Centre & The Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA) Abstract: In the early decades of the twentieth century, as the European literary enclaves of... Read more
MEC Women's Rights Research Seminars
Dr Kamiar Alaei (Co-president, Institute for International Health and Education)
12 November 2018 - 2:00pm
Fellows Dining Room, Hilda Besse building, St Antony's College
Apologies for the change in the programme but our first speaker was not able to come due to visa issues About the seminar: Dr Kamiar Alaei’s academic, medical and international public health project... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Professor Ali Mirsepassi (Albert Gallatin Research Excellence Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University)
9 November 2018 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Transnationalism in Iranian Political Thought - The Life and Times of Ahmad Fardid During the Iranian Revolution of 1978/9, the influence of public intellectuals was widespread. Many espoused a... Read more
MEC Seminar
Professor Edmund Burke III (UC Santa Cruz)
7 November 2018 - 5:00pm
Board Room, Kirdar Building, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Joint event with Asian Studies Centre. Who was Marshall Hodgson and should he have a claim on our attention today? In a moment of populist nationalisms and deepening Islamophobia, Hodgson’s... Read more
MEC Seminar
Derek Penslar (Harvard)
6 November 2018 - 2:15pm
Board Room, Kirdar Building, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Jointly organised by The Middle East Centre & The Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA) About the speaker: Derek Penslar is the William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History. His... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Harith Hasan (Central European University), Hayder al-Khoei (University of Exeter), Renad Mansour (Chatham House)
2 November 2018 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Image credit: REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani About the speakers: Harith Hasan is a nonresident senior fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on Iraq, sectarianism, identity... Read more
MEC Seminar
Dr Christian C. Sahner (Associate Professor of Islamic History, Faculty of Oriental Studies)
30 October 2018 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
About the book : How did the medieval Middle East transform from a majority-Christian world to a majority-Muslim world, and what role did violence play in this process? Christian Martyrs under Islam... Read more
MEC Seminar
David Tal (Sussex)
30 October 2018 - 2:15pm
Board Room, Kirdar Building, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Jointly organised by The Middle East Centre & The Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA) Abour the seminar: In December 1962 President John F. Kennedy told Israel’s foreign minister,... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Dr Seth Anziska (Mohamed S. Farsi-Polonsky Lecturer in Jewish-Muslim Relations, University College London)
26 October 2018 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
About the book: Based on newly declassified international sources, Preventing Palestine charts the emergence of the Middle East peace process, including the establishment of a separate track to deal... Read more
MEC Women's Rights Research Seminars
Dr Naysan Adlparvar (Yale University)
24 October 2018 - 2:00pm
Board Room, Kirdar Building, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
About the speaker: Dr Naysan Adlparvar is an Academic Visitor and Senior Member at St. Antony’s College. He holds a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Yale University’s Department of Anthropology. Naysan has... Read more
MEC Seminar
Dr Homa Katouzian (Iran Heritage Foundation Research Fellow, St Antony's)
23 October 2018 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
About the book : Khalil Maleki (1901-1969) was a selfless campaigner for democracy and social welfare in twentieth-century Iran. His was a unique approach to politics, prioritising the criticism of... Read more
MEC Seminar
Yakov Rabkin (Montreal)
23 October 2018 - 2:15pm
Board Room, Kirdar Building, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Jointly organised by The Middle East Centre & The Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA) About the speaker: Yakov M. Rabkin is Professor of Contemporary History at the University of... Read more
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Zach Vertin (Princeton University)
20 October 2018 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Joint event with Sudanese Programme, African Studies Centre and the Centre for International Studies. Light refreshments will be served betwen 4 and 5pm in the Buttery, Hilda Besse building at St... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
James Barr (King's College London)
19 October 2018 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Abstract: Thanks to the now-infamous 1953 conspiracy to oust Iran’s prime minister, Mohammed Mosaddeq, the prevailing wisdom is that Britain and America colluded in the Middle East. In his talk James... Read more

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