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The Middle East Centre, founded in 1957 at St Antony’s College is the centre for the interdisciplinary study of the modern Middle East in the University of Oxford. Centre Fellows teach and conduct research in the humanities and social sciences with direct reference to the Arab world, Iran, Israel and Turkey, with particular emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. However, during our regular Friday seminar series, attracting a wide audience, our distinguished speakers bring topics to light that touch on contemporary issues.

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158 Is a Binational State Possible After 7 October? In this podcast, Oxford Emeritus Professor Avi Shlaim compares notes with Exeter University Professor Ilan Pappé on the prospects for a binational state in the aftermath of the events of 7 October and the Gaza War. Ilan Pappe, Avi Shlaim 28 Feb 2024
157 Panel Discussion: Recognizing Palestinian Statehood: European views A discussion of European initiatives to recognize the State of Palestine to advance the prospects for a two-state solution. Alon Liel, Haizam Amirah-Fernández, Chris Doyle 19 Feb 2024
156 Creative Commons Genocide and Accountability in Gaza: The Limits and Potential of International Law Prof Noura Erakat explores the significance of South Africa's application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in the Gaza Strip before the International Court of Justice, and the Court's decision to hear the case. Noura Erakat 14 Feb 2024
155 Creative Commons The Settler Movement, Political Impasses, and Beyond Dr Hagar Kotef from SOAS examines the current situation of Israeli settlers both in the West Bank and in the Cabinet to assess the impact of the settler movement in political options following the Gaza War. Hagar Kotef, Raihan Ismail 12 Feb 2024
154 Considering the Political Options in Gaza After Three Months of War In the opening meeting of the Middle East Centre’s Hilary Term seminar series, the Fellows of the Centre led a panel discussion to set out the agenda for the series examining the political options following the Gaza War. Eugene Rogan, Walter Armbrust, Maryam Alemzadeh, Raihan Ismail 05 Feb 2024
153 Israeli Public Opinion and Political Options after 7 October Professor Yuli Tamir considers Israeli public opinion following the 7 October 2023 attack and the constraints that public opinion imposes on the political options moving forward. Yuli Tamir, Elizabeth Suzanne Kassab 30 Jan 2024
152 Modern Arab Kingship - Remaking the Ottoman Political Order in the Interwar Middle East Adam Mestyan argues that post-Ottoman Arab political orders were not, as many historians believe, products of European colonialism but of the process of "recycling empire." Adam Mestyan, Eugene Rogan 25 Jan 2024
151 Stories to Connect: The Reza Hosseini Memorial Lecture Series on the past and present of the Middle East Join Professor Ghassan Salamé for his Lecture on 'Lessons from 2003 Iraq: Twenty Years Later.' Ghassan Salamé, Eugene Rogan 23 Jan 2024
150 Reconsidering the 60s generation in the Arab world and beyond Professor Yoav di Capua offers a comprehensive empirical, theoretical, and methodological reassessment of the Arab 60s as a global pursuit with lessons that transcend the geography of the Middle East - the fruit of a decade of research on Arab thought. Yoav di Capua, Eugene Rogan 23 Jan 2024
149 Creative Commons What have the Arab Uprisings done to "Contemporary Arab Thought"? Professor Elizabeth Suzanne Kassab offers some reflections on the challenges that a post-2011 Arab critique might be facing. Elizabeth Suzanne Kassab, Eugene Rogan 23 Jan 2024
148 Creative Commons Zionism and the Jews of Iraq: A Personal Perspective Professor Avi Shlaim gives the George Antonius Memorial Lecture 2023, examining the Jewish exodus from Iraq in the aftermath of the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, and arguing the Zionist movement played an active part in the uprooting of Iraqi Jews. Avi Shlaim, Eugene Rogan 19 Sep 2023
147 Memorial in honour of Derek Hopwood OBE and Celia Kerslake The Director and Fellows of the Middle East Centre, St Antony’s College convened a memorial in honour of Derek Hopwood OBE, Emeritus Fellow in Middle Eastern Studies (1933-2020) and Celia Kerslake, Emeritus Fellow in Turkish (1946-2023). Eugene Rogan, Roger Goodman, Gina Rowland, Rosie MacGregor 22 Aug 2023
146 Creative Commons Women’s Movements and Citizenship in the Middle East Women's Rights Research Seminar where guest speaker, Dr Roel Meijer (Guest Lecturer in Islam Studies, Radboud Universiteit) presents on Women’s movements and citizenship in the Middle East. Roel Meijer, Maryam Alemzadeh, Marilyn Booth 09 Aug 2023
145 Creative Commons The Conflict in Syria, A Personal Story Dr Haytham Alhamwi draws on his personal experiences to explain the story of the conflict in Syria. Haytham Alhamwi 09 Aug 2023
144 Creative Commons 'The Transformation of Iraq since the 2003 Invasion: From "The Dodgy Dossier", to Human Security, Gender, and the Nation's Future in the Face of Climate Change' This lecture examines the resilience of the Iraqi state and nation before and after the 2003 invasion. Ibrahim al-Marashi, Walter Armbrust 02 Aug 2023
143 Creative Commons Iraq 2018-2019: The Rule of Law: a perspective The Rt Hon Sir Peter Gross (Formerly, Lead Judge for International Relations) shares his insight into the Judicial and Rule of Law developments in Iraq. Peter Gross, Michael Willis 27 Jul 2023
142 Creative Commons Cheaters Dilemma: Iraq, WMD and the path to the 2003 war Why did Iraq fail to prove its WMD absence before the 2003 invasion? This seminar examines new evidence from Iraq and United Nations sources to shed light on the internal debates leading up to the 2003 war. Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer, Neil Ketchley 11 Jul 2023
141 The Popular Mobilisation Units and their Pursuit of Power and Legitimacy within the Iraqi State This talk examines the Shi‘ite political parties linked to Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Units (PMU) and their influence over the state, exploring their strategies for legitimacy in politics, religion, and society. Inna Rudolf, Maryam Alemzadeh 11 Jul 2023
140 Creative Commons Clerics in the time of Tishreen The evolution of religion-civil society relations in post-2003 Iraq. Marsin Alshamary, Maryam Alemzadeh 03 Mar 2023
139 Creative Commons The International Thought of Turkish Islamists: History, Civilization and Nation Katerina Dalacoura will presents her research project entitled ‘The International Thought of Turkish Islamists’, funded by a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship. Katerina Dalacoura, Michael Willis 22 Feb 2023
138 Creative Commons The struggle for Salafism in Egypt’s post-revolutionary period A Middle East Centre Seminar on Salafism. Stéphane Lacroix, Thomas Hegghammer 21 Feb 2023
137 Creative Commons Resurrecting the Caliphate: The Creed of Abraham and ISIS’s Hermeneutics of Power A talk with a focus on the contemporary militant group referred to by the acronym ISIS (or ISIL) and its views on the “caliphate.” Asma Afsaruddin, Eugene Rogan 21 Feb 2023
136 Jihad, Radicalism, and the New Atheism Professor Mohammad Khalil scrutinises the claim by New Atheists like Richard Dawkins that Islam is a fundamentally violent religion Mohammad Khalil, Eugene Rogan 07 Feb 2023
135 Creative Commons Centres, Peripheries and New Histories of the Left in Iran How historians can gain new insights from global history, and how historians and histories of Iran can contribute Rasmus Elling, Stephanie Cronin 23 Dec 2022
134 Creative Commons Nemir Kirdar Memorial Event Memorial event for the late Mr Nemir Amin Kirdar (1936-2020). Roger Goodman, Margaret MacMillan, Eugene Rogan, Serra Kirdar 15 Nov 2022
133 Women's Rights Research Seminar: Threatened motherhood in the Israeli welfare state: The discourse and the practice behind the disqualification of disadvantaged women's motherhood Prof. Esther Hertzog gives a talk on the vulnerable situation of motherhood in the Israeli welfare state. Esther Hertzog, Soraya Tremayne 19 May 2022
132 Creative Commons Yemen’s Enduring Crisis Helen Lackner speaks about Yemen’s enduring crisis. Helen Lackner, Michael Willis 29 Mar 2022
131 Creative Commons The Global Merchants: The Enterprise and Extravagance of the Sassoon Dynasty Professor Joseph Sassoon in conversation with Dr Michael Willis about his recent book, The Global Merchants: The Enterprise and Extravagance of the Sassoon Dynasty (Allen Lane, Penguin Group, 2022). Emeritus Professor Avi Shlaim joins them. Joseph Sassoon, Michael Willis, Avi Shlaim, Eugene Rogan 24 Mar 2022
130 Creative Commons All Jihad Is Local: the Micro-Politics of Militant Islamism in 1980s Lebanon and Beyond Dr Raphaël Lefèvre in conversation with Dr Neil Ketchley about his recent book, 'Jihad in the City: Militant Islamism and Contentious Politics in Tripoli' (Cambridge University Press, 2021). Raphael Lefevre, Neil Ketchley 16 Mar 2022
129 The Career and Communities of Zaynab Fawwaz: Feminist Thinking in Fin-de-siècle Egypt Marilyn Booth speaking on her new book. Marilyn Booth 02 Mar 2022
128 Creative Commons The Fate of Colonial Elites in Post-Colonial Regimes: Evidence from the 1952 Egyptian Revolution Dr Neil Ketchley in conversation with Professor Walter Armbrust about his current research. Neil Ketchley, Walter Armbrust 03 Feb 2022
127 Islam and the Arab Revolutions – the Ulama between Democracy and Autocracy Join us as we listen to Dr Usaama al-Azami (Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford) in conversation about his new book, 'Islam and the Arab Revolutions, the Ulama between Democracy and Autocracy'. Usaama al-Azami, Michael Willis 31 Jan 2022
126 Creative Commons What does political ecology tell us about the environmental crises in the Middle East? This is a recording of a live webinar held on Friday 3rd December 2021 for the Middle East Centre Christian Henderson, Walter Armbrust 08 Dec 2021
125 Creative Commons Afghanistan and the Middle East This is a recording of a live webinar held on Thursday 25th November 2021 for the Middle East centre. Ibrahim al-Marashi, Michael Willis, Kate Clark 06 Dec 2021
124 Creative Commons Failing Flows: The Politics of Water Management in Southern Iraq This is a recording of a live webinar held on Friday 19th November 2021 for the MEC. Michael Willis, Michael Mason 01 Dec 2021
123 Creative Commons Air Pollution, Toxicity, and Environmental Politics in the History of Iranian Oil Nationalisation This is a recording of a live webinar held on Friday 12th November 2021 for the MEC. Dr Mattin Biglari (SOAS, University of London) presents “Air Pollution, Toxicity, and Environmental Politics in the History of Iranian Oil Nationalisation”. Stephanie Cronin, Mattin Biglari 01 Dec 2021
122 The Tunisian Political Crisis; the end of Democracy? On 25 July 2021 Tunisian President Kais Saied dismissed the government and suspended parliament, subsequently employing the army and security forces around government buildings to thwart any opposition to his power grab. Youssef Cherif, Anne Wolf, Michael Willis 25 Nov 2021
121 Environment Discounted: Energy and Economic Diversification Plans in the Gulf Oil price volatility and accelerated energy transitions away from hydrocarbons to meet climate change mitigation measures have presented existential threats to the economies of hydrocarbon-dependent welfare states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Manal Shehabi, Walter Armbrust, Michael Willis 22 Nov 2021
120 The Blue-Clad Fennec: Authoritarian Environmentalism in Tunisia, and its afterlives This is a recording of a live webinar held on 29th October 2021 for the MEC Friday Seminar Michaelmas Term 2021 series on the overall theme of The Environment and The Middle East. jamie furniss, Walter Armbrust 17 Nov 2021
119 The Politics of Water Scarcity in the Case of Jordan Dr Hussam Hussein investigates the construction of the discourse of water scarcity in Jordan, and the political economy of the water sector. Hussam Hussein, Neil Ketchley, Michael Willis 11 Nov 2021
118 Roundtable: The Environment and the Middle East MEC Friday Webinar. This is a recording of a live webinar held on 15th October 2021 for the first episode of the MEC Friday Seminar Michaelmas Term 2021 series on the overall theme of The Environment and The Middle East. Michael J. Willis, Walter Armbrust, Laurent Mignon, Usaama al-Azami 04 Nov 2021
117 War on Bodies Moral Immunity and the Psychopolitics of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Iran Dr Orkideh Behrouzan (SOAS University of London), gives a talk for the Middle East Centre seminar series on 21st May 2021, chaired by Edmund Herzig (Faculty of Oriental Studies). Discussant: Dr Maziyar Ghiabi (University of Exeter). Orkideh Behrouzan, Edmund Herzig, Maziyar Ghiabi 17 Jun 2021
116 Women's Rights on The Altar of a Strategic Stake: The New Population Policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran Professor Marie Ladier-Fouladi (CNRS)/ CETOBaC) gives a talk for the MEC Women's Rights Research Seminars. Chaired by Soraya Tremayne (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology). Marie Ladier-Fouladi 18 May 2021
115 Hamid Dabashi in conversation about his new book:The Last Muslim Intellectual: The Life and Legacy of Jalal Al-e Ahmad Hamid Dabashi (Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in New York), gives a talk for the Middle East Studies Centre. Hamid Dabashi 07 May 2021
114 The Tinderbox documentary film discussion Gillian Mosely (Film Director and Producer) joins Dr Anne Irfan, Professor Eugene Rogan and our Middle East Centre webinar audience to talk about her documentary film, The Tinderbox - Israel and Palestine: time to call time? Gillian Mosely, Anne Irfan, Eugene Rogan 20 Apr 2021
113 Debating the Law, Creating Gender - MEC Women's Rights Research Seminars Professor Irene Schneider (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen), gives a talk for the MEC Women's Rights Research Seminars. Chaired by Professor Marilyn Booth (Magdalen College, Oxford) Irene Schneider 19 Apr 2021
112 Ashmolean Museum - Middle East Centre: Owning the Past: A troubled century of Anglo-Iraqi relations A webinar that explores the complex history binding Iraq and the U.K. from the First World War through the mandate and creation of the Hashemite monarchy, and Britain’s role in the 2003 invasion of Iraq and its aftermath. Eugene Rogan, Dina Rizk Khoury, Charles Tripp, Myfanwy Lloyd 24 Mar 2021
111 Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Annual Lecture - Iran and the Arab Uprisings: Opportunity Grasped or Squandered? Sponsored in association with Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali, Founder and Chair, Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute. With Professor Anoush Ehteshami (Professor of International Relations in the School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University) Anoush Ehteshami 19 Mar 2021
110 Counter-Revolutions Vs. Counter-Marginalization Movements: (Re)Visiting the Online Tug-of-War a Decade After the Arab Spring Dr Marc Owen Jones (Hamad Bin Khalifa University) and Dr Sahar Khamis (University of Maryland) give a talk for the MEC Friday Seminars Series. Chaired by Professor Walter Armbrust (St Antony’s College, Oxford). Marc Owen Jones, Sahar Khamis, Walter Armbrust, Eugene Rogan 17 Mar 2021
109 Tunisia: Unfinished Revolutions (Held jointly with the British-Tunisian Society) Hela Ammar (Artist) and Mohamed Kerrou (University of Tunis El Manar) give a talk for the Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series. Chaired by Dr Michael Willis (St Antony's College, Oxford), the discussant was Professor Charles R H Tripp (SOAS). Hela Ammar, Mohamed Kerrou, Michael Willis, Charles R H Tripp 12 Mar 2021
108 Libya: Past, Present and Future Anas El Gomati (Sadeq Institute) and Mary Fitzgerald (King's College London) give a talk on Libya for the Middle East Centre seminar series. Chaired by Dr Usaama al-Azami (St Antony's College). Anas El Gomati, Mary Fitzgerald 09 Mar 2021
107 The Place of Religion After the Uprisings Dr. Shadi Hamid (Brookings Institution; contributing writer, The Atlantic) and Professor Nadia Oweidat (Kansas State University) give a talk for the Middle East Centre Friday seminar series. Chaired by Dr Usaama al-Azami (St Antony's College). Shadi Hamid, Nadia Oweidat, Usaama al-Azami 26 Feb 2021
106 Iraq and Lebanon – Revolt Against Sectarianism? Maha Yahya (PhD, Director, Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Centre) Maysoon Pachachi (Film director) give a talk for the Middle East Studies Centre. Chaired by Professor Eugene Rogan (St. Antony's College, Oxford). Maha Yahya, Maysoon Pachachi, Eugene Rogan 23 Feb 2021
105 The logic of chaos: The pattern of dictatorships Ece Temelkuran, author of How to Lose a Country: the Seven Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship (2019) gives a talk for the Middle East Centre Friday Seminar series. Chaired by Dr Laurent Mignon (St Antony's College, Oxford). Ece Temelkuran, Laurent Mignon 09 Dec 2020
104 Why Syria Still Matters and Why Assad is Still There Dr Lina Khatib, Director, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham, Jeremy Bowen (Middle East Editor, BBC News) give a talk on Syria and it's current political situation. Chaired by Professor Eugene Rogan (St Antony's College, Oxford). Lina Khatib, Jeremy Bowen 03 Dec 2020
103 Creative Commons Apocalymbo: Trickster Politics in the Age of the Pandemic (and Other Crises) Walter Armbrust (St Antony’s College, Oxford), author of Martyrs and Tricksters: An Ethnography of the Egyptian Revolution (2019), gives a talk for the Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series on 20th November 2020. Walter Armbrust, Michael Willis 25 Nov 2020
102 ‘God Does not Discriminate’: Inclusive Mosques Politics in France and the United Kingdom Benjamin Dubrulle (Maison Française d'Oxford), gives a seminar for the MEC Women's Rights Research Seminars. Chaired by Dr Soraya Tremayne (School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford) on 18th November 2020. Benjamin Dubrulle 24 Nov 2020
101 The Trajectory of the Tunisian Revolution: between Continuities and Disjunctures Professor Sami Zemni (Ghent) gives a talk on the Tunisian Revolution on its 10 year anniversary. Part of the Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series, chaired by Dr Michael Willis (St Anthony's College). Sami Zemni 18 Nov 2020
100 The New Populist nationalism in Saudi Arabia Madawi Al-Rasheed (KCL and LSE), author of Salman’s Legacy: The Dilemmas of a New Era in Saudi Arabia (2018) and Ben Hubbard (The New York Times), author of MBS: The Rise to Power of MBS (2020) give a talk for the Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series. Madawi al-Rasheed, Ben Hubbard 17 Nov 2020
99 Illiberal Liberals and the Future of Dictatorship in Egypt Dalia Fahmy (Long Island University) editor of Egypt and the Contradictions of Liberalism: Illiberal Intelligentsia and the Future of Egyptian Democracy (2017), gives a talk for the Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series. Dalia Fahmy, Daanish Faruqi, Usaama al-Azami 10 Nov 2020
98 Challenging the Limited View - The Case of the Women in Mosques Movement Part of the Middle East Centre Women's Rights Research Seminars. With Dr Mine Yildirim Chair: Dr Nazila Ghanea (Department for Continuing Education,University of Oxford). Mine Yildirim, Nazila Ghanea 06 Nov 2020
97 Authoritarian or Revolutionary? Reflections on the Nature of the State in the Islamic Republic of Iran Maryam Alemzadeh (Princeton) Siavush Randjbar-Daemi (St Andrews), author of The Quest for Authority in Iran: a history of the presidency from revolution to Rouhani (2017), give a talk for the Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series. Maryam Alemzadeh, Siavush Randjbar-Daemi 04 Nov 2020
96 The Dictatorship Syndrome Alaa Al Aswany, author of The Dictatorship Syndrome (2019), gives a talk for the Middle East Centre seminar series. Chaired by Professor Eugene Rogan (St Antony's College, Oxford) Alaa Al Aswany, Eugene Rogan 23 Oct 2020
95 Refugee Studies Centre: Book launch - Palestinian Refugees in International Law Book launch for the new book Palestinian Refugees in International Law by Lex Takkenberg and Francesca Albanese. Lex Takkenberg, Francesca Albanese 02 Apr 2020
94 The Saudi Arabia of Muhammad bin Salman: How Much Change? Professor Gregory Gause (Head of International Affairs Department, The Bush School of Government and Public Service) gives a talk on Saudi Arabia crown prince Muhammad bin Salman. Introduced by Dr Toby Matthiesen (St. Antony's College, Oxford. Gregory Gause 25 Feb 2020
93 Book Launch - Utopia and Civilisation in the Arab Nahda Peter Hill (Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne), gives a talk on his new book, Utopia and Civilisation in the Arab Nahda. Chaired by Professor Eugene Rogan (St. Antony's College, Oxford). Peter Hill 12 Feb 2020
92 The struggle for Iraq's political field after the assassination of Qasim Sulimani, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis; the protest movement, Iraq's militias and the ruling elite Professor Toby Dodge, LSE, gives a talk for the Middle East Studies Centre seminar series. Chaired by Dr Toby Matthiesen (St. Antony's College, Oxford). Toby Dodge 07 Feb 2020
91 Justice and Islamic Law: Mazalim Courts and Legal Reform Professor Jonathan Brown, Georgetown University, gives a talk for the Middle East seminar series. Chaired by Dr Usaama al-Azami (St Antony's College). Jonathan Brown, Usaama al-Azami 29 Jan 2020
90 Iran, Iraq and the US after the Qasim Sulemani assassination Panel discussion looking at US, Iranian and Iraqi politics after the Qasim Sulemani assassination. Held in Oxford on Monday, 20th January 2020 Felix Gedney, Emma Sky, Sir Simon Mayall, Toby Matthiesen 28 Jan 2020
89 Iraq and Iran: old foes, ambivalent allies Ambassador Wilks CMG (HM British Ambassador to Iraq), gives a talk for the Middle East Centre seminar series. Ambassador Wilks CMG 15 Nov 2019
88 Martyrs and Tricksters: An Ethnography of the Egyptian Revolution Professor Walter Armbrust (St. Antony's College, Oxford) gives a talk for the Middle East Studies Centre seminar series. Chaired by Professor Eugene Rogan (St. Antony's College, Oxford). Walter Armbrust 22 Oct 2019
87 Hirak: A roundtable on the Algerian protests Roundtable discussion looking at the Algerian protests. With Michael Willis (St Antony’s College), James McDougall (Trinity College), Hicham Yezza (Ceasefire Magazine) and Latefa Guemar (University of East London). Michael Willis, James McDougall, Hicham Yezza, Latefa Guemar 20 Jun 2019
86 George Antonius Memorial Lecture: Reflections on Three Decades in Pursuit of Palestinian Statehood Dr Saeb Erekat (Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization) gives the 2019 George Anronius Memorial Lecture. Chaired by Professor Eugene Rogan (St Antony's College). Saeb Erekat 20 Jun 2019
85 Lecture and Book Launch- The politics of family law reform in Jordan and Morocco: Two seemingly similar monarchies, two different approaches Dr Dorthe Engelcke (Max Planck Institute, Hamburg) gives a discussion Chair: Dr Michael Willis (St Antony's College). Dörthe Engelcke 14 Jun 2019
84 The Thirty Year Genocide - Turkey's destruction of its Christian minorities, 1894-1924 Professor Benny Morris and Professor Dror Ze'evi give a talk for the Middle East Studies Centre seminar series. Chaired by Dr Laurent Mignon (St Antony's College). Benny Morris, Dror Ze'evi 03 Jun 2019
83 Situating the Study of Islam in Global Intellectual History: Toshihiko Izutsu's Middle-Earth Armando Salvatore (McGill University) gives a talk as part of the following conference: Neither Near Nor Far: Encounters and Exchanges between Japan and the Middle East. Armando Salvatore 29 May 2019
82 Reflections on Recent Events in the Republic of Sudan Panel discussion on the Republic of Sudan. Joint event with The Sudanese Programme, held in St Antony's College on May 3rd 2019. Ahmed al-Shahi, Sara Abdelgalil, Richard Barltrop 10 May 2019
81 Desert in the Promised Land: The Politics and Semiotics of Space in Israeli Culture Yael Zerubavel (Professor Emerita of Jewish Studies and History, Rutgers University) gives a talk for the Middle East Centre, chaired by Professor Yaacov Yadgar (Stanley Lewis Professor of Israel Studies, St Anne's). Yael Zerubavel 10 May 2019
80 Revolution in Iran 1978-1979: Assessments and Reassessments upon the Fortieth Anniversary Middle East Centre seminar with Touraj Atabaki (International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam), Stephanie Cronin (Oxford University, Siavush Randjbar Daemi (University of St Andrews). Chaired by Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi (University of Oxford) Touraj Atabaki, Stephanie Cronin, Siavush Randjbar Daemi, Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi 01 May 2019
79 Inside Tunisia's al-Nahda: Between Politics and Preaching Rory McCarthy (Magdalen College, Oxford) gives a talk for the Middle East Centre seminar series, chaired by Michael Willis (St Antony's College). Rory McCarthy, Michael Willis 01 May 2019
78 Women's Rights Research Seminar - From Kurdistan to Europe: Kurdish Literary, Artistic and Cultural Activism by Kurdish Women Intellectuals Dr Ozlem Belcim Galip (Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellow, The School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford) gives a talk for the Middle East Centre seminar series, chaired by Marilyn Booth (Magdalen College). Ozlem Belcim Galip, Marilyn Booth 01 May 2019
77 Twenty-first century: populism, neoliberalism, and their discontents Andrew Arsan (University of Cambridge) gives a talk for the Middle East Centre. Chaired by Walter Armbrust (St Antony's College). Andrew Arsan 01 May 2019
76 In Search of Institutional Order: Can the Shi'a Marja'iyya Depart from Traditional Limits and Unlock the Future Potential? Dr Abbas Kadhim (Atlantic Council) gives a talk for the Middle East Centre seminar series, charied by Toby Matthiesen (St Antony's College). Abbas Kadhim 30 Apr 2019
75 The Rise of the Egyptian Middle Class: Socio-Economic Mobility and Public Discontent from Nasser to Sadat Relli Shechter (St Antony’s College) gives a talk for the Middle East Centre, on 29th January 2019. Relli Shechter 08 Mar 2019
74 Iran and sanctions Zep Kalb (UCLA) gives a talk for the Middle East Centre. Chaired by Yassamine Mather. Zep Kalb 05 Mar 2019
73 Women and Social Change in North Africa: What Counts as Revolutionary? A Discussion Dr Imane Chaara (QEH Oxford), Dr Doris Gray (Al Akhawayn University), Dr Nadia Sonneveld (Radboud University) take part in a discussion at the Middle East Studies centre. Chair by Michael Willis (St Antony's College). Imane Chaara, Doris Gray, Nadia Sonneveld 25 Feb 2019
72 The Iraq War Inquiry - a study in contemporary political, diplomatic, military and reconstruction history 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 its publication and reception. Sir John Chilcot 08 Feb 2019
71 Creative Commons European Policy on the Middle East: Making a Difference? Nick Westcott (Director Royal African Society and Associate at SOAS) gives a talk for the Middle East Studies Centre on 1st February 2019. Chaired by Eugene Rogan (St Antony's College). Nick Westcott 06 Feb 2019
70 The Middle East: Should We Give Up? Joost Hiltermann (International Crisis Group), gives a talk for the Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series on 25th January 2019. Professor Eugene Rogan chairs. Joost Hiltermannm, Eugene Rogan 01 Feb 2019
69 Creative Commons What future for Israel and Palestine? Dr Marwan Bishara (Academic Visitor, St Antony's College) gives a seminar for the Middle East Centre. Chaired by Eugene Rogan (St Antony's College). Marwan Bishara, Eugene Rogan 07 Dec 2018
68 Creative Commons And then God created the Middle East and said let there be breaking news Karl Sharro (architect, satirist and Middle East commentator), gives a seminar for the Middle East Studies Centre. Chaired by Walter Armbrust (St Antony's College). Karl Sharro, Walter Armbrust 07 Dec 2018
67 Creative Commons Iraq after the elections: A new beginning? Panel discussion with Harith Hasan (Central European University), Hayder al-Khoei (University of Exeter), Renad Mansour (Chatham House) and chaired by Toby Matthiesen (St Antony's College). Harith Hasan, Hayder al-Khoei, Renad Mansour, Toby Matthiesen 07 Dec 2018
66 Creative Commons Crafting a human rights-based approach to HIV/AIDS for women in the Middle East Dr Kamiar Alaei (Co-president, Institute for International Health and Education), gives a talk for the Middle East Studies Centre. Kamiar Alaei 26 Nov 2018
65 Creative Commons Reconsidering Marshall Hodgson Professor Edmund Burke III (UC Santa Cruz) gives a talk for the Middle East Studies Centre. Edmund Burke III 26 Nov 2018
64 Creative Commons Book Launch: Christian Martyrs under Islam Dr Christian C Sahner (Associate Professor of Islamic History, Faculty of Oriental Studies), talks about his new book, the discussants are Phil Booth (Faculty of Theology) and Professor Julia Bray (Oriental Institute). Christian C Sahner, Phil Booth, Julia Bray 26 Nov 2018
63 Creative Commons Preventing Palestine: A Political History from Camp David to Oslo Dr Seth Anziska (Mohamed S. Farsi-Polonsky Lecturer in Jewish-Muslim Relations, University College London), gives a talk for the Middle East Studies Centre. Seth Anziska 26 Nov 2018
62 Creative Commons Between Love and Lineage: Elopement, Rights and Violence in an Afghan Valley Dr Naysan Adlparvar (Yale University), gives a talk for the Middle East Studies Centre. Naysan Adlparvar 26 Nov 2018
61 Book launch: Khalil Maleki -The Human Face of Iranian Socialism Dr Homa Katouzian (Iran Heritage Foundation Research Fellow, St Antony's) gives a talk for the Middle East Centre. Chaired by Stephanie Cronin (St Antony's College). Homa Katouzian 13 Nov 2018
60 A Rope from the Sky: The Making and Unmaking of the World's Newest State (South Sudan) Zach Vertin (Princeton University) on a joint event with Sudanese Programme, African Studies Centre and the Centre for International Studies. Chaired by Dr Ahmed Al-Shahi (Sudanese Programme). Zach Vertin 13 Nov 2018
59 Lords of the Desert: Britain’s struggle with America to dominate the Middle East James Barr (King's College London) gives a talk for the Middle East Centre, chaired by Eugene Rogan (St Antony's College). James Barr 13 Nov 2018