Events archive

MEC Seminar
Dr Michael Willis, St,Antony's College
31 January 2023 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St. Antony's College
Biography Dr Michael Willis is a Fellow of the Middle East Centre and St Antony’s College at the University of Oxford where he has taught modern Maghreb politics since 2004. Algeria: Politics and... Read more
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Rasmus Christian Elling (University of Copenhagen)
29 November 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College
Abstract: What can historians working on Iran gain from new insights generated in sprawling fields associated with global history such as global urban history and global intellectual history; and... Read more
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Hicham Alaoui
22 November 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College
Abstract: This talk focuses on the speaker's recently published book, Pacted Democracy in the Middle East: Tunisia and Egypt in Comparative Perspective (Palgrave, 2022) . It provides a new... Read more
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Dalal Musaed Alsayer (Kuwait University), Samia Henni (Cornell University), Menna Agha (Carelton University), Ariella Aïsha Azoulay (Brown University)
15 November 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre
3 of the 4 co-authors that are presenting tonight will join us online from the USA. Abstract: (taken from publisher's website) Colonial and imperial powers have often portrayed arid lands as “empty”... Read more
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Dr John McManus, Associate Fellow, British Institute at Ankara
8 November 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St. Antony's College
Abstract: The small Gulf nation of Qatar will soon play host to the world’s largest event — the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup. But what is life really like in this nation that, just 75 years ago, was a... Read more
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Helen Lackner (SOAS University of London)
1 November 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College
Book abstract: Focusing on the fundamental reasons underlying the lasting crisis of the Yemeni Civil War, this book frames contemporary Yemen and assesses prospects beyond the conflict, identifying... Read more
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Dr Aaron White Rock-Singer (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
26 October 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
ZOOM Online
Registration essential, register here to receive your personal ZOOM link Abstract: Salafis explicitly base their legitimacy on continuity with the Quran and the Sunna, and their distinctive practices... Read more
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Ian Martin
25 October 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre
Join us for our next book launch in our Michaelmas Term Tuesday series. All welcome. No need to register, just turn up. Ian Martin presents his latest book on Libya: All Necessary Measures? The... Read more
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Jeremy Bowen (BBC's Middle East Editor)
18 October 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St. Antony's College
The Making of the Modern Middle East A Personal History JEREMY BOWEN To be published in hardback on 1 September 2022 9781509890897| £20.00| EBOOK| 9781509890903| £16.99 A vivid and authoritative... Read more
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Fadi Bardawil, Duke University, Nadia Bou Ali
22 June 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Virtual: Zoom Webinar
**I regret to inform that tomorrow’s above webinar is cancelled due to a Covid breakout. We do hope to be able to reschedule this meeting for next term** A fortnightly seminar on political thought... Read more
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Diana Buttu (IMEU Communications Director, DAWN Fellow)
16 June 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St.Antony's College
Biography: Diana Buttu is a Palestinian-Canadian lawyer and analyst based in Haifa. Diana previously worked as a legal advisor the Palestinian negotiating team and later to President Mahmoud Abbas.... Read more
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Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Northwestern University, Rushain Abbasi, Stanford University,
15 June 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Virtual: Zoom Webinar
A fortnightly seminar on political thought hosted by the Middle East Centre at St. Antony's College, Oxford. Convened by Faisal Devji (St Antony's College) and Usaama al-Azami (St.Antony's College).... Read more
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Maria Malmström, Lund University, Usaama al-Azami, University of Oxford
25 May 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Virtual: Zoom Webinar
A fortnightly seminar on political thought hosted by the Middle East Centre at St. Antony's College, Oxford. Convened by Faisal Devji (St Antony's College) and Usaama al-Azami (St.Antony's College).... Read more
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Dr. Djene Rhys Bajalan
24 May 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St.Antony's College
The notion that the trajectory of Kurdish political activism inevitably leads to separatism is widely held amongst political elites in Ankara, Tehran, Baghdad, and Damascus. Indeed, in certain ways,... Read more
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Roger Hardy (Former Middle East analyst with the BBC World Service)
3 May 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre
‘A History of Palestine in Twelve Photographs’ Roger Hardy Photography is an underused resource in the study of modern Palestine. Photographers, both Western and local, suffered from religious,... Read more

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