Events archive

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Professor Gregory Gause (Head of International Affairs Department and Professor, The Bush School of Government and Public Service)
10 February 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Abstract: Since his father King Salman assumed the throne in 2015, his son Prince Muhammad bin Salman has been the driving force behind Saudi domestic and foreign policy, since 2017 as crown prince.... Read more
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Peter Hill (Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
5 February 2020 - 5:00pm
Board Room, Kirdar Building, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Peter is a historian of the modern Middle East, specialising in the intellectual and cultural history of the nineteenth-century Arab world. He is currently Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow in... Read more
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Dr Michelle Obeid (University of Manchester)
3 February 2020 - 5:00pm
Board Room, Kirdar Building, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Abstract: This book presentation explores the ways residents of a northeastern town on the border of Lebanon with Syria experienced postwar sociality, and how they grappled with living in the margins... Read more
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20 January 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
A panel discussion chaired by Professor Eugene Rogan comprising of:- Maj Gen Felix Gedney (Academic Visitor at St Antony's College) Emma Sky OBE (Yale Jackson Institution) Lt. Gen. Sir Simon Mayall... Read more
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Haydar Ergülen, Caroline Stockford , Mel Kenne
25 November 2019 - 5:00pm
MEC Board Room, St Antony's College.
A selection of poems by one of Turkey’s leading poets, Haydar Ergülen will be published in English translation in October. Haydar Ergülen will be in the Oxford to promote his book ' Pomegranate... Read more
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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
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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
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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
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Ervand Abrahamian
31 May 2019 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Sponsored in association with Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali, Founder and Chair, Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute About the speaker: Ervand Abrahamian was Distinguished Professor of History and now is... Read more
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Professor Benny Morris , Professor Dror Ze'evi
6 May 2019 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
About the seminar: Morris and Ze'evi will talk about the destruction of the Armenian, Greek and Assyrian communities of Asia Minor - some 4-5 million people - during the reigns of Abdulhamid II, the... Read more
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Professor Carrie Wickham (Emory University)
30 April 2019 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
About the seminar: Developments in the Middle East in the wake of the Arab Spring underscore the fact that the legacies of authoritarian rule are difficult to unravel. With the lone exception of... Read more
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Zep Kalb (UCLA) , James Landale (BBC)
5 March 2019 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
About the seminar: Title 1: Protests as Weapon: The US Sanction Strategy and Social Bargaining in Iran The US has partly justified the re-imposition of sanctions on Iran with reference to the rising... Read more
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Professor Avner Offer
5 March 2019 - 2:15pm
Board Room, Kirdar Building, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Abstract : Israel scores very high internationally in the reported happiness of its Jewish inhabitants, and government politicians make much of that survey result. On the face of it there is a... Read more
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Dr. Ibrahim Khatib (Oxford)
26 February 2019 - 2:15pm
Board Room, Kirdar Building, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Abstract : In the context of protracted conflict, is there a relation between identity and willingness for reconciliation, and in what way does this relation exist? The current study checks the... Read more
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Dr Imane Chaara (QEH Oxford), Dr Doris Gray (Al Akhawayn University), Dr Nadia Sonneveld (Radboud University)
25 February 2019 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
About the speakers: Dr. Imane Chaara (QEH Oxford) Title: Moroccan Mothers' Religiosity. Impact on Daughters' Education Abstract: The participation of mothers in decisions within their household has... Read more

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