Events archive

Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Dalia Ghanem (Carnegie) , Mohanad Hashim (BBC)
22 January 2021 - 5:00pm
Via ZOOM
"Mass demonstrations in Sudan and Algeria in 2019 led to the removal of long-term presidents Omar Bashir and Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Did this represent a late flourishing of the spirit of the uprisings... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Ece Temelkuran, author of How to Lose a Country: the Seven Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship (2019)
4 December 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
ZOOM
A certain political and moral insanity seems to be taking over the world. Both the political and the moral consensuses are under the consistent attack of rightwing populist leaders using... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Dr Lina Khatib, Director, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham, Jeremy Bowen (Middle East Editor, BBC News)
27 November 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
ZOOM
After nine years of civil war, the prospects for regime change in Syria seem more remote than ever. Its society dispersed and its economy shattered, Syria remains a central state in the Middle East.... 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
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
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
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
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
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Professor Robert Springborg, Kings College London
6 March 2020 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
BIO: Robert Springborg is a non-resident Research Fellow of the Italian Institute of International Affairs, Rome, and Adjunct Professor, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. Formerly he was Professor... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Dr Ferdinand Eibl, Kings College London
28 February 2020 - 5:30pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Ferdinand is Lecturer in Political Economy at King’s College London. He completed his DPhil in Politics and MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Oxford. His research focuses on... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
James Kleinfield (investigative journalist at Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit)
21 February 2020 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
James Kleinfeld is an investigative journalist at Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit. In 2016, he spent five months undercover as a pro-Israel advocate for the ‘Lobby USA’ series. His latest work has... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Professor Rashid Khalidi (Columbia University director of the Middle East Institute of Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs)
14 February 2020 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Bio: Rashid Khalidi is Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University. He received a B.A. from Yale University in 1970 and a D. Phil. from Oxford University in 1974, and has... Read more

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