Events archive

MEC Seminar
Ian Martin
25 October 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre
Join us for our next book launch in our Michaelmas Term Tuesday series. All welcome. No need to register, just turn up. Ian Martin presents his latest book on Libya: All Necessary Measures? The... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Professor Asma Afsaruddin (Indiana University, Bloomington, USA)
21 October 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre
Abstract : This talk will focus on the contemporary militant group referred to by the acronym ISIS (or ISIL) and its views on the “caliphate.” As this group sees it, its so-called Islamic State... Read more
Oxford Political Thought Seminar
Professor Valerie Hoffman
19 October 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Virtual: ZOOM Webinar
A fornightly seminar on political thought hosted by the Middle East Centre at St Antony's College, University of Oxford. Valerie Hoffman speaking on Charges of Radicalism: Ibāḍī–Wahhābī Polemics and... Read more
MEC Seminar
Jeremy Bowen (BBC's Middle East Editor)
18 October 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St. Antony's College
The Making of the Modern Middle East A Personal History JEREMY BOWEN To be published in hardback on 1 September 2022 9781509890897| £20.00| EBOOK| 9781509890903| £16.99 A vivid and authoritative... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Professor Mohammad Khalil (Michigan State University, USA)
14 October 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College
Professor Mohammad Khalil, Professor of Religious Studies, Adjunct Professor of Law, and Director of the Muslim Studies Program at Michigan State University Is Islam fundamentally violent? For... Read more
MEC Seminar
Fadi Bardawil, Duke University, Nadia Bou Ali
22 June 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Virtual: Zoom Webinar
**I regret to inform that tomorrow’s above webinar is cancelled due to a Covid breakout. We do hope to be able to reschedule this meeting for next term** A fortnightly seminar on political thought... Read more
MEC Seminar
Diana Buttu (IMEU Communications Director, DAWN Fellow)
16 June 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St.Antony's College
Biography: Diana Buttu is a Palestinian-Canadian lawyer and analyst based in Haifa. Diana previously worked as a legal advisor the Palestinian negotiating team and later to President Mahmoud Abbas.... Read more
MEC Seminar
Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Northwestern University, Rushain Abbasi, Stanford University,
15 June 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Virtual: Zoom Webinar
A fortnightly seminar on political thought hosted by the Middle East Centre at St. Antony's College, Oxford. Convened by Faisal Devji (St Antony's College) and Usaama al-Azami (St.Antony's College).... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Ronny Miron (Bar Ilan University) 
7 June 2022 - 2:15pm to 4:00pm
Seminar Room 5, St Anne's College
It is argued that secularization creates a fundamental change, to the point of break, in the history of culture, or alternatively, starts a new history. This statement assumes a relation between... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Haya Fayyad Abu Hussein (Birzeit University/ Palestine)
3 June 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St.Antony's College
Biography Haya Fayyad Abu Hussein is a visiting fellow at St. Antony’s and the Middle East Centre from Birzeit University, Palestine. During her visit to Oxford, Dr. Fayyad Abu Hussein conducted... Read more
MEC Women's Rights Research Seminars
Dr. Ramina Sotoudeh, Nuffield College, University of Oxford
1 June 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Middle East Centre Board Room, St Antony's College & ZOOM
Abstract: Love’s emergence as basis of marriage is a hallmark of modernity. Its compatibility with religious and traditional bases of marriage, however, is less understood. We explore the different... Read more
MEC Seminar
Maria Malmström, Lund University, Usaama al-Azami, University of Oxford
25 May 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Virtual: Zoom Webinar
A fortnightly seminar on political thought hosted by the Middle East Centre at St. Antony's College, Oxford. Convened by Faisal Devji (St Antony's College) and Usaama al-Azami (St.Antony's College).... Read more
MEC Seminar
Dr. Djene Rhys Bajalan
24 May 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St.Antony's College
The notion that the trajectory of Kurdish political activism inevitably leads to separatism is widely held amongst political elites in Ankara, Tehran, Baghdad, and Damascus. Indeed, in certain ways,... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Gideon Katz (Ben-Gurion University) 
24 May 2022 - 2:15pm to 4:00pm
Seminar Room 5, St Anne's College
The fear of Judaism is an important theme in Israeli culture. By analyzing Israeli dystopias and essays we have the chance to “look” closely at this fear, and its images. The main one is the image on... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Gideon Katz (Ben-Gurion University) 
24 May 2022 - 2:15pm to 4:00pm
Seminar Room 5, St Anne's College
The fear of Judaism is an important theme in Israeli culture. By analyzing Israeli dystopias and essays we have the chance to “look” closely at this fear, and its images. The main one is the image on... Read more

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