Events archive

Nicholas Hopton (UK Ambassador to Iran 2016-2018)
4 June 2018 - 5:30pm
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College
About the speaker: Nicholas Hopton is the former Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the Islamic Republic of Iran. He has served as ambassador to Qatar and also Yemen, and has worked at the British... Read more
MEC Seminar
Dr. Katrin A. Jomaa (University of Rhode Island)
31 May 2018 - 5:00pm
Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE
Nationalism that developed in Europe reached the Muslim world in the 20th century, and it hardly brought peace as it brought ethnic and religious rivalries to the fore. Simultaneously, the growth of... Read more
MEC Women's Rights Research Seminars
Deena Al Asfoor (St Catherine's College)
30 May 2018 - 2:00pm
Board Room, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Abstract: Oman is a small quite country at the south eastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula. Omani’s lives are heavily influenced by tradition and religion, but education that was mandatory since... Read more
MEC Women's Rights Research Seminars
Shahla Tizro (York St John University)
23 May 2018 - 2:00pm
Board Room, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Abstract: This paper is based on a qualitative study conducted in Iran with 62 men, women and judicial officials in relation to domestic violence against women in Iran mainly in Gilan province... Read more
MEC Seminar
Umran Safter (Director)
18 May 2018 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
It was the most complex of times… assassinations … insurrections... paranoia … and a sultan who had to rule amidst it all. Why would a sultan confine himself to a palace for 33 years? Could an empire... Read more
MEC Seminar
Avi Shlaim (St Antony's) and Eugene Rogan (St Antony's)
11 May 2018 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Synopsis: Through riveting and moving personal recollections of both Palestinians and Israelis, 1948: Creation & Catastrophe reveals the shocking events of the most pivotal year in the most... Read more
MEC Seminar
Michal Goldman (Director)
3 May 2018 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Basic stats: “Nasser’s Republic, the Making of Modern Egypt”, 82 minutes, © 2016 Producer/director: Michal Goldman; English and Arabic with English subtitles. This film was made possible primarily by... Read more
MEC Seminar
George Hawatmeh (Jordan Radio and Television Corporation)
1 May 2018 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
About the speaker: George Hawatmeh is currently the Chairman of the Board of Jordan Radio and Television Corporation. Before his appointment to head the state-owned JRTVC in June 2016, he was an... Read more
MEC Seminar
Introduction by Eugene Rogan (Director of the Middle East Centre, Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History, St Antony's College)
27 April 2018 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
About the Film In a world torn by conflict—in a place where the idea of peace has been abandoned—an energy of determined optimism emerges. When someone is willing to disturb the status quo and stand... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Sir Vincent Fean KCVO
9 March 2018 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
About the speaker: Born in Burnley 65 years ago, Sir Vincent studied French and German at Sheffield, then joined the Diplomatic Service. He learned some Arabic, and divided his time between Europe... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Alexandre Toumarkine (INALCO, Paris), Ceren Lord (Sasakawa Fellow, Oxford), Katja Triplett (University of Göttingen and Visiting Scholar at the Oriental Institute)
2 March 2018 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
About the speakers: Ceren Lord is a Post-Doctoral Research Officer in Middle East Studies at the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies at the University of Oxford. She completed her PhD in May... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Richard Guy (Consultant Surgeon, Oxford University Hospitals), Omar Abdel-Mannan (Paediatrician), Debbie Harrington (Consultant Obstetrician)
23 February 2018 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Richard Guy (Consultant Surgeon):"Teaching Medicine in Gaza: the Oxford Companionship" Omar Abdel-Mannan (Paediatrician):"Healthcare Under Siege" Debbie Harrington (Consultant Obstetrician):"... Read more
MEC Seminar
Norman G. Finkelstein
23 February 2018 - 12:30pm
Board Room, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Tea and coffee will be provided. About the speaker: Norman G. Finkelstein received his PhD from the Princeton University Politics Department in 1988. He is the author of ten books that have been... Read more
MEC Women's Rights Research Seminars
Mariam Memarsadeghi (Tavaana)
21 February 2018 - 2:00pm
Board Room, Middle East Centre, St Antony’s College
About the speaker: Mariam Memarsadeghi is co-founder and co-director of Tavaana: E-Learning Institute for Iranian Civil Society. Launched in 2010, the virtual institute offers secure democracy and... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Anne Sa’adah (Dartmouth College)
16 February 2018 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
About the speaker: Anne Sa'adah holds an A.B. in Social Studies and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University and is the Joel Parker Professor of Law and Political Science Emerita at... Read more

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