Events archive

Israel Studies Seminar
Avihu Shoshana (University of Haifa)
12 November 2019 - 2:15pm
Board Room, Kirdar Building, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Abstract: This ethnographic study examines how micro-inequality operates face-to-face in everyday (or actually everynight) context of the nocturnal space of night clubs, focusing in particular on the... Read more
MEC Seminar
Ambassador Wilks CMG (HM British Ambassador to Iraq)
11 November 2019 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Jon Wilks has just finished a two year posting as UK Ambassador to Iraq, his third posting to Iraq since he reopened the Embassy in Baghdad in 2003. He has served 30 years in the UK diplomatic... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Dr Alain Gresh (Editor of OrientXXI and Le Monde Diplomatique)
8 November 2019 - 5:00pm
About the speaker: Alain Gresh. Born in Cairo (Egypt), in 1948. Master’s Degree of Mathematics (Université Paris VII), 1971. Diploma of Arabic, Institut national des langues et civilisations... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Mr Jonathan Leslie (SOAS London)
5 November 2019 - 2:15pm
Board Room, Kirdar Building, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Abstract Years after the Islamic Republic of Iran resumed its nuclear development program, Israeli leaders began constructing a narrative aimed at instilling in their polity the fear of Iran as an... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Professor Moha Ennaji (President and Co-founder of International Institute for Languages and Cultures (INLAC), Fès, Morocco)
1 November 2019 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
B orn in the Berber town of Azilal, Morocco, Dr. Moha Ennaji received his higher education in Morocco and the United Kingdom. He holds an MA and a Ph.D in linguistics from the University of Essex. He... Read more
MEC Women's Rights Research Seminars
Dr Lea Taragin-Zeller (Woolf Institute)
30 October 2019 - 2:00pm
Board Room, Kirdar Building, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Sisterhood, an important feminist strategy of female solidarity, was deeply critiqued during the late 1970’s for the racist and classist assumptions underlying white women’s liberation (Lorde &... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Dr Moriel Ram (Institute of Advanced Studies)
29 October 2019 - 2:15pm
Board Room, Kirdar Building, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Abstract: My paper examines how sand and snow produce potent imageries and physical realities which both solidify and undermine social hierarchies, cultural imagination and power relations. Focusing... Read more
Sudanese Seminar Series
Professor Khaled Al Hroub, Northwestern University in Qatar, Professor Munzoul Abdalla Assal, Director, Peace Research Institute, University of Khartoum and Professor of Social Anthropology, Nima Elbagir, Senior International Correspondent, CNN, Yousra Elbagir, Journalist, Dr Marwa Gibril, Sudan Doctors' Union, UK Branch , Mohanad Hashim, Journalist, BBC, Focus on Africa , Othaylat Suliman, Broadcast Journalist and Media Consultant
26 October 2019 - 9:00am to 7:00pm
Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College
No conference fees Hospitality provided during conference Registration essential – please e-mail Dr Ahmed Al-Shahi ( ahmed.al-shahi@sant.ox.ac.uk ) to secure your place
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Prof Adeel Malik (University of Oxford)
25 October 2019 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Adeel Malik is Globe Fellow in the Economies of Muslim Societies at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies and Associate Professor at the Oxford Department of International Development, University of... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Professor Walter Armbrust (St. Antony's College, Oxford)
18 October 2019 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
About the speaker: Dr Walter Armbrust is Hourani Fellow and Associate Professor in Modern Middle Eastern Studies. He is a cultural anthropologist, and author of Mass Culture and Modernism in Egypt (... Read more
Mixed speakers
15 October 2019 - 10:30am to 4:30pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
The Oman Journalists Association, The Middle East Centre, St Antony’s College, Oxford and The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism are pleased to invite you to attend The Omani-British Press... Read more
MEC Seminar
Professor Maria Malmström (Middle Eastern Studies Lund University)
8 October 2019 - 5:00pm
MEC Board Room, St Antony's College.
This sophisticated book presents new theoretical and analytical light on the momentous events in the Arab world that began in 2011 and, more importantly, life and politics in the Arab world in the... Read more
Dr Saeb Erekat (Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization)
20 June 2019 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
All welcome! Followed by a Drinks Reception at 6:15pm. MEC Library Browse n’ Buy Book Sale Thursday 20th June 2019, 3.30pm – 7pm Investcorp Building, Lower Ground Floor Special Offers 3 books for £5... Read more
MEC Seminar
Dr Dörthe Engelcke (Max Planck Institute, Hamburg)
14 June 2019 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
About the seminar: Family law – the law regulating marriage, divorce, custody, polygyny and guardianship among others – is one of the most sensitive areas in Muslim-majority countries. Morocco and... Read more
Michael Willis (St Antony’s College), James McDougall (Trinity College), Hicham Yezza (Ceasefire Magazine) , Latefa Guemar (University of East London) 
10 June 2019 - 1:00pm
Board Room, Kirdar Building, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
About the seminar: Since late February, millions of Algerians have been taking to the streets of towns and cities across the country in massive, peaceful, weekly demonstrations. President Abdelaziz... Read more

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