Events archive

MEC Seminar
Marral Shamshiri-Fard, Golnar Nikpour, Jeremy Randall, Fadi Kafeety
18 October 2021 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
Part of the The Middle East c.1960-1980 Global and Transnational Perspectives Webinar Series ( (Supported by Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute) Talk details: Challenging empire in the Persian Gulf:... Read more
MEC Seminar
Cyrus Schayegh, Stephanie Cronin (St Antony's College)
11 October 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
ZOOM Webinar - This is the opening session for The Middle East c.1960-1980 - Global and Transnational Perspectives. Subsequent sessions will be held online from 5 pm UK time every Monday in Michaelmas term
This is the opening session for The Middle East c.1960-1980 - Global and Transnational Perspectives. The subsquent sessions will then be held online from 5 pm UK time every Monday in Michaelmas term... Read more
MEC Seminar
Dr Orkideh Behrouzan (SOAS University of London)
21 May 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Iran has been one of the worst hit countries by the Coronavirus pandemic, while its pandemic response has been shaped by the politicization of the outbreak and the securitization of information about... Read more
MEC Seminar
Hamid Dabashi (Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in New York)
30 April 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
Bio: Hamid Dabashi is the Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He received a dual PhD in Sociology of Culture and Islamic Studies from the... Read more
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Professor Eugene Rogan(St Antony's College), Professor Dina Rizk Khoury (George Washington University), Professor Charles Tripp (SOAS, University of London)
2 March 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Free, online, in Partnership with the St Antony’s College Middle East Centre, With Eugene Rogan, Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History, University of Oxford, and author of The Fall of the... Read more
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Susann Kassem (Oxford University), Shun Watanabe (Kyoto University)., Catherine E. Herrold (Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy), Corinna Mullin (City University of New York), Jacob Mundy (Colgate University), Negar Razavi (University of Pennsylvania), Benjamin Schütze (Arnold Bergstraesser Institute), Kiri Santer (University of Bern)
23 February 2021 - 9:00am to 25 February 2021 - 5:15pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
Generously sponsored by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation Register here for: Tuesday, February 23, 9-10:15 am Junko Chano (Sasakawa Peace Foundation) and Eugene Rogan (University of Oxford) Opening... Read more
MEC Seminar
David Zakarian (Oriental Studies, University of Oxford)
16 February 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
This webinar series will explore various aspects of pre-Modern Middle Eastern history, including talks on early Islam, post-Mongol Iran, Medieval Armenia, and the Ottoman Empire. Each speaker will be... Read more
MEC Seminar
Shadi Hamid (Brookings) , Nadia Oweidat (University of Kansas)
5 February 2021 - 5:00pm
ZOOM Online Webinar
Speaker biograpghies: Shadi Hamid is a senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy and the author of " Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World " (St. Martin'... Read more
MEC Seminar
Dr Sophie Chamas (SOAS, University of London), Dr Hicham Safieddine (King’s College London) , Joumana Talhouk (University of Oxford)
27 February 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
October 17, 2019 marked the beginning of the Lebanese uprising, the largest decentralised protests in the post-war Lebanon. Thousands of people overcame sectarian and political divides and gathered... Read more
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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
MEC Seminar
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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