Events archive

Israel Studies Seminar
Peter Bergamin (Oxford)
24 November 2020 - 2:15pm
Virtual Seminar
Teams virtual meeting link: URL: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ZGNlMTgwYTgtMzE1Z... Abstract: In this seminar I will present some findings and conclusions from my recent... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Walter Armbrust (St Antony’s College, Oxford), author of Martyrs and Tricksters: An Ethnography of the Egyptian Revolution (2019)
20 November 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
ZOOM
Bio: Professor Walter Armbrust is a Hourani Fellow and Professor in Modern Middle Eastern Studies. He is a cultural anthropologist, and author of Mass Culture and Modernism in Egypt (1996); Martyrs... Read more
MEC Women's Rights Research Seminars
Benjamin Dubrulle (Maison Française d'Oxford)
18 November 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
ZOOM WEBINAR
(Photo credit A. Rachman) ‘God Does not Discriminate’: Inclusive Mosques Politics in France and the United Kingdom In the last ten years, mosques welcoming believers regardless of their gender and... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Professor Sami Zemni (Ghent)
13 November 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
ZOOM
On the eve of its ten year anniversary, Sami Zemni reflects on the outcomes of the Tunisian Revolution. Touted as the only success story of the Arab Uprisings, Tunisia is facing a major economic... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Nahshon Perez (Bar-Ilan) and Yuval Jobani (Tel Aviv)
10 November 2020 - 2:15pm
Virtual Seminar
Teams virtual meeting link: URL: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_N2RiYjgyNjYtYjNmO... Abstract: Sacred sites are often at the center of intense contestation between different... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Madawi Al-Rasheed (KCL and LSE), author of Salman’s Legacy: The Dilemmas of a New Era in Saudi Arabia (2018), Ben Hubbard (The New York Times), author of MBS: The Rise to Power of MBS (2020)
6 November 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
ZOOM
The seminar discusses the simultaneous phenomena of reform and repression in Saudi Arabia under Crown Prince Muhammad ibn Salman. In recent years, Saudi Arabia has seen swift social and economic... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Dalia Fahmy (Long Island University) editor of Egypt and the Contradictions of Liberalism: Illiberal Intelligentsia and the Future of Egyptian Democracy (2017) , Daanish Faruqi (Duke), ditor of Egypt and the Contradictions of Liberalism: Illiberal Intelligentsia and the Future of Egyptian Democracy (2017)
30 October 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
ZOOM
This talk will address the dictatorship syndrome specifically through the lens of liberalism in Egypt. It will seek to address why a particular denomination of Egyptian liberalism, despite at face... Read more
MEC Women's Rights Research Seminars
Dr Mine Yildirim
28 October 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Challenging the Limited View - The Case of the Women in Mosques Movement The place of women in the religious space of mosques in Turkey has been a long debate- more so recently. The Women in Mosques... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Hadeel Abu Hussein (Research fellow at the Middle East Centre, St Antony's College, Oxford University
27 October 2020 - 2:15pm
Virtual Seminar
Teams virtual meeting link: URL: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ODQ2MjY5ODYtMzg0Y... Abstract: This paper addresses the historical stages of the Palestinian Arab citizens in... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Maryam Alemzadeh (Princeton), Siavush Randjbar-Daemi (St Andrews), author of The Quest for Authority in Iran: a history of the presidency from revolution to Rouhani (2017)
23 October 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
ZOOM
Scholars have shown the dictatorial function of the parallel political system of the Islamic Republic: although the authoritarian office of supreme leadership and the security apparatuses strictly... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Alaa Al Aswany, author of The Dictatorship Syndrome (2019)
16 October 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
ZOOM
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/8016019718162/WN_2rDjqUTcT5-ddp... Alaa Al Aswany is Egypt’s most celebrated novelist and essayist whose books are runaway... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Sandy Kedar (Haifa)
13 October 2020 - 2:15pm
Virtual Seminar
Teams URL seminar link: URL: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ZGRmZGY4NjAtN2FmZ... Abstract: Kedar will present his book, Emptied Lands (co-authored with Amara and Yiftachel).... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Professor Elie Podeh
8 May 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Bio: Elie Podeh is Bamberger and Fuld Professor in the History of the Muslim Peoples in the Department of Islamic and Middle East Studies, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He serves as the... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Professor Anoush Ehteshami (Professor of International Relations in the School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University)
13 March 2020 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Bio: Professor Anoush Ehteshami is Professor of International Relations in the School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University. He is the Nasser al-Mohammad al-Sabah Chair in... Read more
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson (Chief of Staff, US Department of State, 2002-2005)
12 March 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Lawrence Wilkerson's last positions in government were as Secretary of State Colin Powell's Chief of Staff (2002-05), Associate Director of the State Department's Policy Planning staff under the... Read more

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