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Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
15 October 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
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Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Professor Anoush Ehteshami (Durham University)
12 March 2021 - 5:00pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
The Arab uprisings of a decade ago threatened to redraw the political map of the Middle East and North Africa region, and set in motion forces that as first sight appeared to be out of the control of... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Dr. Marc Owen Jones (Hamad Bin Khalifa University), Dr. Sahar Khamis (University of Maryland)
5 March 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
Ten years after the eruption of the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings, which had a wide range of eclectic outcomes, it became obvious that the transitions to democratization have been derailed in the so-... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Hela Ammar (Artist), Mohamed Kerrou (University of Tunis El Manar)
26 February 2021 - 5:00pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
The overthrow of Ben Ali's dictatorship in 2011 was revolutionary both in its method and in its outcome, involving mass participation and opening the way for the establishment of democratic... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Vitaly Naumkin (Russian Academy of Sciences), Alexey Vasiliev (Russian Academy of Sciences)
19 February 2021 - 5:00pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
Russia and the Arab Uprising: While Europe and the United States were caught unprepared for the revolutions of 2011, Russia seized the opportunity to expand its influence over the Middle East and... Read more
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series
Anas El Gomati (Sadeq Institute), Mary Fitzgerald (King's College London)
12 February 2021 - 5:00pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
Libya's February 2011 uprisings offered an early example of the dangers of the regional upheavals when met with the military might of a recalcitrant dictator. The civil war that ensued and ultimately... Read more
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
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
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

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