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Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Marsin Alshamary, Research Fellow with the Middle East Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School
27 January 2023 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St. Antony's College
Biography Marsin Alshamary is a research fellow at the Middle East Initiative at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs with the Harvard Kennedy School. She is also a non-resident... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Dr Ali Allawi, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Republic of Iraq and author of The Occupation of Iraq (2007)
20 January 2023 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St. Antony's College
Ali Allawi is an Iraqi politician and author. From 2003-2004 he served as Minister of Trade and Minister of Defence in the cabinet appointed by the Interim Iraq Governing Council. Subsequently, he... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Professor Sohaira Siddiqui, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, Georgetown University in Qatar
2 December 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St. Antony's College
Abstract: Dr. Siddiqui's talk "Contesting Muslim Legal Sovereignty in Colonial India" is part of her forthcoming book which explores the juridical thought of the first Muslims lawyers and judges to... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Dr Elvire Corboz, University of Edinburgh
25 November 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St. Antony's College
Abstract: In contrast to the ever-growing scholarship dedicated to sectarianism in the Middle East, relations between Sunni and Shi‘a Muslims in European contexts remain understudied. In Britain, the... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Professor Rachel M Scott, Professor of Islamic Studies, Virginia Tech
18 November 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St. Antony's College
It has often been argued that the concept of an Islamic state is difficult to reconcile with full and equal citizenship for non-Muslims. It is also widely assumed that a type of individualist... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Dr Joas Wagemakers (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
11 November 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre
Abstract: The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood ideologue Sayyid Qutb (1906-1966) is seen by many scholars as an important intellectual source of radical Islamism. His reception among violent Islamist... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Dr Katerina Dalacoura (Associate Professor in International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science)
4 November 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
All welcome, no registration needed, just turn up. Abstract: Katerina Dalacoura will present her research project entitled ‘The International Thought of Turkish Islamists’, funded by a Leverhulme... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Stéphane Lacroix (Sciences Po, Paris, France)
28 October 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre
Abstract: Salafism was the religious idiom that dominated Egypt's aborted political transition in the wake of the 2011 revolution and up to the 2013 military coup. The leading political actors of 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
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
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
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

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