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Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Helen Lackner (Associate Researcher at SOAS and a visiting fellow at ECFR)
11 March 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre and Zoom
Biography Helen Lackner has a long association with the Middle East Centre. She is an associate researcher at SOAS and a visiting fellow at ECFR, as well as a TNI associate. She has worked in and on... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Ibrahim Olabi (Syrian British Council), Ms Waad Alkhatib (Film Maker, For Sama)
4 March 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre and Zoom
Ms Waad Alkhatib (Film Maker, For Sama) Waad is a Syrian film maker and one the main characters in the documentary For Sama. The documentary, which captures life under siege in Aleppo, has won an... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Joseph Sassoon (Director of the Centre for Contemporary Arab Studies and Professor of History and Political Economy at Georgetown University
25 February 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St.Antony's College
Abstract: The Global Merchants: The Enterprise and Extravagance of the Sassoon Dynasty Allen Lane (Penguin Group), 2022 The influential merchants of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Raphael Lefevre (Senior Fellow at the University of Oxford and Research Associate at the University of Aarhus)
18 February 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
INVESTCORP THEATRE/ ZOOM Online Webinar
Biography: Raphaël Lefèvre investigates Islamist armed groups in the Middle East. His latest book is Jihad in the City: Militant Islamism and Contentious Politics in Tripoli (Cambridge University... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Laurent Mignon (St. Antony's College)
11 February 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
Biography Laurent Mignon is Associate Professor of Turkish language and literature at the University of Oxford, a Fellow of St Antony’s College and Affiliate Professor at the Luxembourg School of... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Dr Marilyn Booth (Magdalen College, Oxford)
4 February 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
(HYBRID EVENT) Investcorp Lecture Theatre and ZOOM Online Webinar
Abstract: This book is an intellectual biography of early Arabic feminist Zaynab Fawwaz ( c. 1850-1914) and a study of her life in Ottoman Syria and Egypt, in the context of Arabophone debates on... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Dr Neil Ketchley (Associate Professor in Politics, St Antony’s College)
28 January 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Virtual: Zoom Webinar
Biography Neil Ketchley is Associate Professor in Politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations, the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, and a Fellow of St Antony's College... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Usaama Al-Azami (St.Antony's College)
21 January 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
Registration essential: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SgcuI3sLTGOvosKzlfGU9Q Abstract: The Arab revolutions of 2011 were a transformative moment in the modern history of the Middle East... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Dr Christian Henderson, Assistant Professor at Leiden Institute for Area Studies, Leiden University
3 December 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Credit: AFP via Getty Images Bio: Christian Henderson is assistant professor at Leiden Institute for Area Studies at Leiden University, Netherlands. His research focusses on the agrarian political... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Dr Netta Cohen (Christ Church, Oxford University)
26 November 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
In 1981 the Israeli columnist and artist Amos Kenan wrote in his non-fiction essay book Your Land, Your Country : The summer is the season in which we do not know how to live in this country. It is... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Dr Michael Mason, Director of the Middle East Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science
19 November 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
Dr Michael Mason, Director of the Middle East Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science Biography: Michael Mason is Director of the Middle East Centre and Associate Professor in... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Dr Mattin Biglari (SOAS, University of London)
12 November 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
Bio: Mattin Biglari is a Research Associate and Teaching Fellow at SOAS. His research focuses on the intersection of energy, environment, infrastructure and labour, especially in the history of Iran... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Dr. Manal Shehabi, Academic Visitor, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford; Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
5 November 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
Abstract: The combination of oil price volatility and the accelerated energy transitions away from hydrocarbons to meet climate change mitigation measures have presented existential threats to the... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Dr. Jamie Furniss, Institut de recherche sur le Maghreb contemporain (Tunis)/Department of Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh
29 October 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
St Antony's College, Investcorp Lecture Theatre & ZOOM
Bio statement: Jamie Furniss is currently a researcher at the Institut de recherche sur le Maghreb contemporain in Tunis, on leave from a position as a lecturer in Social Anthropology at the... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Dr. Hussam Hussein, Lecturer in International Relations at DPIR, Oxford Martin School Fellow in Water Diplomacy, and Fulford Junior Research Fellow at Somerville College
22 October 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
Biography: Dr. Hussam Hussein’s research focuses on the role of discourses in shaping water policies in the Middle East, on transboundary water governance, and on issues related to the political... Read more

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