Events archive

Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Dr. Shadi Hamid (Brookings Institution; contributing writer, The Atlantic), Professor Nadia Oweidat (University of Kansa)
5 February 2021 - 5:00pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
It is often noted that the Arab uprisings of 2011 were not started by Islamists, but that these groups were often their initial beneficiaries given their long-standing grassroots presence and their... Read more
MEC Women's Rights Research Seminars
Dr. Mawahib Abubakr (Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics)
3 February 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
Qatari Women and the Labour Market- Towards an Empowering Alternative This paper provides analysis of the feminization of labour and elucidate the contradictory factors affect women’s contribution to... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Anna Prashizky (Western Galilee College)
2 February 2021 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm
via Teams Live Events. Please use the links below to join the sessions; no password or software installation required.
Abstract This article explores the mutual influences between urban spaces and ethnic relations and hierarchies in the cultural field. It hinges on the two theoretical arguments: that physical place... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Maha Yahya (PhD | Director, Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Centre), Maysoon Pachachi (Film director)
29 January 2021 - 5:00pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
Iraq and Lebanon: When the Arab world rose up against failed governance in 2011, Lebanon and Iraq stood out as exceptions to the regional trend. Yet by the end of the decade, massed popular... Read more
Israel Studies Seminar
Adam Sutcliffe (KCL)
26 January 2021 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm
Via Teams Live Events (no password or software installation required)
Abstract: The nineteenth-century emergence of Zionism was intimately connected to the idea that the Jews served a uniquely crucial role in the world. This notion is rooted in theological... Read more
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
Israel Studies Seminar
19 January 2021 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm
via Teams Live Events. Please use the links below to join the sessions; no password or software installation required.
While the concept of citizenship is often related to legal status within the nation state, the actual expression of the concept is defined by one’s standing within the political community and... 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
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

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