Events archive

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
Israel Studies Seminar
Prof. Menachem Hofnung (Hebrew University)
24 January 2023 - 2:15pm
Seminar Room 1, St Anne's College Woodstock Road OX2 6HS
What are the social and economic costs of using cohorts of local informers to ensure military control of a hostile territory? In 1994, an Israeli NGO (B’Tselem) published a study that analysed the... 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
Israel Studies Seminar
Dr James Eastwood (Queen Mary)
17 January 2023 - 2:15pm
Seminar Room 1, St Anne's College Woodstock Road OX2 6HS
Thousands of families in Israel are demanding to know what happened to their children. In Autumn 2022, a first-of-its-kind exhibition at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, brought their story to an... 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
Oxford Political Thought Seminar
Armando Salvatore (McGill University), Winnifred Fallers Sullivan (Indiana University)
30 November 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. Guest speakers: Armando Salvatore (McGill University), ‘Multiple Secularities... Read more
MEC Seminar
Rasmus Christian Elling (University of Copenhagen)
29 November 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College
Abstract: What can historians working on Iran gain from new insights generated in sprawling fields associated with global history such as global urban history and global intellectual history; and... 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
Oxford Political Thought Seminar
Nuha al-Sha’ar (Institute of Ismaili Studies and American University of Sharjah), SherAli Tareen (Franklin & Marshall College),
23 November 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
A fornightly seminar on political thought hosted by the Middle East Centre at St Antony's College, University of Oxford. Guest speakers: Nuha al-Sha’ar (Institute of Ismaili Studies and American... Read more
MEC Seminar
Hicham Alaoui
22 November 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College
Abstract: This talk focuses on the speaker's recently published book, Pacted Democracy in the Middle East: Tunisia and Egypt in Comparative Perspective (Palgrave, 2022) . It provides a new... 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
MEC Seminar
Dalal Musaed Alsayer (Kuwait University), Samia Henni (Cornell University), Menna Agha (Carelton University), Ariella Aïsha Azoulay (Brown University)
15 November 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre
3 of the 4 co-authors that are presenting tonight will join us online from the USA. Abstract: (taken from publisher's website) Colonial and imperial powers have often portrayed arid lands as “empty”... 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
MEC Seminar
Dr John McManus, Associate Fellow, British Institute at Ankara
8 November 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St. Antony's College
Abstract: The small Gulf nation of Qatar will soon play host to the world’s largest event — the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup. But what is life really like in this nation that, just 75 years ago, was a... Read more
Various speakers
5 November 2022 - 9:00am to 7:00pm
Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford
Ecological Impacts of Proposed Jonglei Canal, National Identity Crisis, Communal Conflicts and the Peace in South Sudan Saturday 5th November 2022 - 1-Day Conference Provisional programme flyer... Read more

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