Events archive

Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Rory McCarthy (Magdalen College, Oxford)
8 March 2019 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
About the seminar: In the wake of the Arab uprisings, the Tunisian Islamist movement al-Nahda voted to transform itself into a political party that would for the first time withdraw from a preaching... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Andrew Arsan (University of Cambridge)
1 March 2019 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Abstract: Much ink has been spilled in recent years on the phenomena of populism and neoliberalism - increasingly, it seems to many, the defining traits of our late modern world. Scholars and... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Heba Morayef (Amnesty International)
22 February 2019 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
About the speaker: Heba Morayef is Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Regional Director. Prior to that she was Associate Director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights in... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Abbas Kadhim (Atlantic Council)
15 February 2019 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
About the speaker: Dr. Abbas Kadhim leads the Atlantic Council Iraq Initiative. He is an Iraq expert and author of Reclaiming Iraq: The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State . He... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Sir John Chilcot
8 February 2019 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
About the seminar: The seminar will consider the Iraq Inquiry’s origins, terms of reference, mode of operation, and issues which arose in the course of its work, in framing its conclusions, and on... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Nick Westcott (Director Royal African Society and Associate at SOAS)
1 February 2019 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Jointly organised with the European Studies Centre (ESC) About the seminar: Since the Lisbon Treaty came into force in 2011 and the European Union pledged to reinforce its foreign policy cooperation... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Joost Hiltermann (International Crisis Group)
25 January 2019 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
About the seminar: In many places in the Middle East, and in various ways, the region’s people continue to thrive: in business, art, music and other fields. Yet Middle Eastern states are undergoing a... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Khaled Fahmy (Cambridge University)
18 January 2019 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
About the seminar: For the past half century, implementing sharia has been a rallying cry for Islamist groups throughout the Muslim world. Judging the legal systems of various Muslim-majority... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Shelagh Weir (Former Curator, British Museum), Jan.Lady Chalmers (Palestinian History Tapestry), Doaa Hammoudeh (St Antony’s College), Karl Sabbagh (Documentary maker and writer)
30 November 2018 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Please note that registration is now closed but there might be spaces available on the day . The exhibition will open to the public on Friday 30 November at 2pm and close before the seminar at 4:30pm... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Dr Marwan Bishara (Academic Visitor, St Antony's College)
23 November 2018 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
About the seminar: The century old Zionist/Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues unabated after decades of war and occupation. The quarter of a century “Peace Process” that promised solutions has... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Karl Sharro (architect, satirist and Middle East commentator)
16 November 2018 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Joint event with the Oxford Arab Society. Copies of the book will be available on sale for £5 (cash only!). About the seminar: The Middle East is the mysterious land of veils, minarets and... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Professor Ali Mirsepassi (Albert Gallatin Research Excellence Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University)
9 November 2018 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Transnationalism in Iranian Political Thought - The Life and Times of Ahmad Fardid During the Iranian Revolution of 1978/9, the influence of public intellectuals was widespread. Many espoused a... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Harith Hasan (Central European University), Hayder al-Khoei (University of Exeter), Renad Mansour (Chatham House)
2 November 2018 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Image credit: REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani About the speakers: Harith Hasan is a nonresident senior fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on Iraq, sectarianism, identity... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Dr Seth Anziska (Mohamed S. Farsi-Polonsky Lecturer in Jewish-Muslim Relations, University College London)
26 October 2018 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
About the book: Based on newly declassified international sources, Preventing Palestine charts the emergence of the Middle East peace process, including the establishment of a separate track to deal... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
James Barr (King's College London)
19 October 2018 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Abstract: Thanks to the now-infamous 1953 conspiracy to oust Iran’s prime minister, Mohammed Mosaddeq, the prevailing wisdom is that Britain and America colluded in the Middle East. In his talk James... Read more

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