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178 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
177 Reconsidering Early Jewish Nationalist Ideologies Seminar: Elana Shapira: Berta Zuckerkandl and Her Circle: Austrian Nationalism and Zionism in Viennese Modernism Elana Shapira discusses the tangled relationship between Austrian Nationalism and Zionism in Viennese Modernism Elana Shapira 09 Mar 2021
176 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
175 A Revolution in Rhyme: Poetic Co-option under the Islamic Republic Guest author Dr Fatemeh Shams (Assistant Professor of Modern Persian Literature, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania) talks with Booktalk host Dr Zuzanna Olszewska (University of Oxford). Fatemeh Shams, Zuzanna Olszewska 04 Mar 2021
174 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
173 Reconsidering Early Jewish Nationalist Ideologies Seminar: Maja Gildin Zuckerman: The Pragmatism of Proto-Zionism: Tracing Jewish Nation-building through a Cultural Sociological Framework Maya Gildin Zuckerman discusses a 1897 tour from London to Palestine as a moment in the Zionist meaning making process. Maja Gilding Zuckerman 23 Feb 2021
172 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
171 History, politics, and Anecdotes with Eugene Rogan Piotr Schulkes and Eugene Rogan discuss the importance of history in contemporary Middle Eastern politics, how the West discusses the region, and a number of stories from Rogan’s time at Oxford. Piotr Schulkes, Eugene Rogan 22 Feb 2021
170 Jamie Stern-Weiner: IHRA: The Politics of a Definition Jamie Stern-Weiner (Oxford) traces the genesis and evolution of a controversial 'working definition' of antisemitism. Jamie Stern-Weiner 16 Feb 2021
169 The Caliphate of Man: Popular Sovereignty in Modern Islamic Thought Join us for the fourth MEC Booktalk episode where Dr Usaama al-Azami talks with guest author Andrew March about his new book, The Caliphate of Man: The Invention of Popular Sovereignty in Modern Islamic Thought, published by Harvard University Press, 2021 Usaama al-Azami, Andrew March 16 Feb 2021
168 Lebanon’s Economic and political crisis Piotr Schulkes, Felix Walker, and Michael Memari cover the ongoing crises in Lebanon’s political and economic systems. Michael Memari, Felix Walker, Piotr Schulkes 09 Feb 2021
167 Rediscovering the Islamic Classics: How Editors and Print Culture Transformed an Intellectual Tradition Join us for the third MEC Booktalk episode where Dr Usaama al-Azami talks with guest author Ahmed El Shamsy about his new book, Rediscovering the Islamic Classics: How Editors and Print Culture Transformed an Intellectual Tradition. Ahmed El Shamsy, Usaama al-Azami 07 Feb 2021
166 Anna Prashizky: Connecting Ethnicity and Space: The New Russian-Mizrahi-Mediterranean Pop Culture in Israel’s Periphery Ann Prashizky discusses 'self orientalistation' by the 1.5 generation of FSU immigrants to Israel. Anna Prashizky 02 Feb 2021
165 Adam Sutcliffe: Light Unto the Nations - The Idea of Jewish Purpose and the Emergence of Zionism (Reconsidering Early Jewish Nationalist Ideologies Seminar) Adam Sutcliffe (KCL) discusses how Zionist ideologues have viewed the notion of Jewish purpose. Adam Sutcliffe 27 Jan 2021
164 New Year’s Episode The whole team gets together to discuss what their moment of note of 2020 was, what they are looking out for in 2021, and what their favourite book on the Middle East is. Piotr Schulkes, Helena Murphy, Frederike Brockhoven, Max Randall 26 Jan 2021
163 Tal Shamur (Cambridge): The emergence of melancholic citizenship at the urban periphery: The case of south Tel Aviv protest against global migration Tal Shamur presents his work on the melancholic protest of Hatikva residents. Tal Shamur 19 Jan 2021
162 The Idols of ISIS: From Assyria to the Internet Episode 2, with Dr Faisal Devji, (St Antony’s College, Oxford), talks with Joshua Craze (University of Chicago) and writer Aaron Tugendhaft about Aaron's new book The Idols of ISIS: From Assyria to the Internet, University of Chicago Press 2020. Faisal Devji, Joshua Craze, Aaron Tugendhaft 18 Jan 2021
161 Vision or Mirage: Saudi Arabia at the Crossroads First episode of Booktalk, where host Professor Eugene Rogan (St Antony's College, Oxford) talks with David Rundell on his book Vision or Mirage: Saudi Arabia at the Crossroads, Bloomsbury Publication (2020. Eugene Rogan, David Rundell 18 Jan 2021
160 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
159 Child abuse and dancing boys in Afghanistan Piotr Schulkes, Rose Johnson, and Max Randall dive into the phenomenon of the Dancing Boys of Afghanistan. Piotr Schulkes, Rose Johnson, Max Randall 03 Dec 2020
158 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
157 Reconsidering Early Jewish Nationalist Ideologies Seminar: Rose Stair (Oxford): Age and gender in German-language cultural Zionism The fourth lecture in the Reconsidering Early Jewish Nationalist Ideologies seminar series. Rose Stair discusses cultural Zionism through a focus on age and gender. Rost Stair 01 Dec 2020
156 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
155 Peter Bergamin (Oxford): Guns and Moses: Jewish anti-British Resistance during the Mandate for Palestine Peter Bergamin presents some findings and conclusions from his recent research on the British Mandate for Palestine, focusin on the phenomena of Jewish illegal immigration and anti-British terrorism, and their role in Britain’s eventual abandonment of the Peter Bergamin 24 Nov 2020
154 ‘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
153 Avi Shlaim on Revisionist History and Israel Piotr Schulkes and Avi Shlaim, Fellow of the British Academy, sit down to discuss Israel’s New Historians; who they are, what they believe, and the popular reception to it. Avi Shlaim, Piotr Schulkes 20 Nov 2020
152 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
151 Reconsidering Early Jewish Nationalist Ideologies Seminar: Yuval Evri (KCL) - The Return to Al-Andalus: Disputes Over Sephardic Culture and Identity Between Arabic and Hebrew Yuval Evri discusses his new book, The Return to Al-Andalus, Disputes Over Sephardic Culture and Identity Between Arabic and Hebrew Yuval Evri 17 Nov 2020
150 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
149 Nahshon Perez (Bar-Ilan) and Yuval Jobani (Tel Aviv): Governing the Sacred: Political Toleration in Five Contested Sacred Sites Nachshon Perez discusses Perez and Jobani's co-authored book on the politics of contested sacred sites Nachshon Perez 10 Nov 2020
148 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
147 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
146 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
145 Reconsidering Early Jewish Nationalist Ideologies Semina: Danielle Drori (Oxford): Yosef Klausner in Translation: Zionism and Christianity The second seminar in the Reconsidering Early Jewish Nationalism Sereis. Danielle Drori discusses Zionism and translation, with a focus on Klausner's Life of Jesus Danielle Drori 03 Nov 2020
144 Orientalism and the Language of the Middle East Lillie Sullivan, Piotr Schulkes, and Hajar Meddah discuss what the Middle East as a region is and how it is portrayed in academia and the media. Piotr Schulkes, Hajar Meddah, Lillie Sullivan 02 Nov 2020
143 Hadeel Abu Hussein (Oxford): Palestinian Arab Citizens in Israel, Equality Struggle Hadeel Abu Hussein discusses the historical stages of the Palestinian Arab citizens in Israel with respect to their political formation and social experience as individuals and a collective starting from 1948, until nowadays. Hadeel Abu Hussein 27 Oct 2020
142 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
141 Reconsidering Early Jewish Nationalist Ideologies Seminar: Yair Wallach, (SOAS): Language of Revival or Conquest? Hebrew in the Streets of early 20th century Jerusalem Yair Wallach discusses his book A City in Fragments: Urban Text in Modern Jerusalem (Stanford University Press, 2020). Yair Wallach 22 Oct 2020
140 Sandy Kedar: Emptied Lands - A Legal Geography of Bedouin Rights in the Negev. Prof. Sandy Kedar (Haifa) discusses his co-authored book on the legal rights of the Bedouin in the Negev. Sandy Kedar 14 Oct 2020
139 Female Entrepreneurship in the Middle East Frederike Brockhoven sits down with Rania Ayman of Entreprenelle, Yasmeen Mjalli of Babyfist, and Lina Khalifeh of Shefighter to discuss female entrepreneurship in the Middle East. Frederike Brockhoven, Rania Ayman, Lina Khalifeh 07 Oct 2020
138 The Kafala System Hajar Meddah, Felix Walker and Piotr Schulkes discuss the Middle East’s controversial Kafala system, that allows employers to exploit workers and undermine their rights without breaking the law. Hajar Meddah, Felix Walker, Piotr Schulkes 28 Sep 2020
137 Normalization, annexation, and the Palestinians Piotr Schulkes, Frederike Brockhoven, and Michael Memari discuss the impact of the normalization of the UAE-Israeli relationship on Netanyahu’s annexation plan, why it's yet more bad news for Palestinians, and American reticence to improve the situation. Michael Memari, Frederike Brockhoven, Piotr Schulkes 08 Sep 2020
136 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
135 Hizky Shoham - The Emotional Scripting of Boycotts: The Nazi-Zionist Agreement in Jewish Public Culture During the 1930s Hizky Shoham discusses the 'emotionologies' surrounding the Nazi-Zionist 'Transfer agreement.' Hizky Shoham 26 Feb 2020
134 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
133 Larissa Remennick - The Israeli Diaspora in Berlin: Back to Being Jewish? Larissa Remeniick discuss the origins and present condition of the new (post-2010) Israeli diaspora in Berlin Larissa Remennick 19 Feb 2020
132 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
131 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
130 Lotem Perry-Hazan: Ethnic segregation in the Haredi education in Israel: Policies and practices Lotem Perry-Hazzan discusses ethnic discrimination in admissions to Haredi schools in Israel Lotem Perry-Hazzan 05 Feb 2020
129 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
128 Heather Munro: Ashkenazi Hegemony in Haredi Israeli Society and Implications for the Future Heather Monro discusses the implications of Ashkenazi Hegemony in the Israeli Haredi society. Heather Munro 28 Jan 2020
127 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
126 The Making of the Israeli Far Right Book Talk by Peter Bergamin Peter Bergamin discusses his new book: The Making of the Israeli Far-Right: Abba Ahimeir and Zionist Ideology Peter Bergamin 22 Jan 2020
125 Creative Commons Seyed Ali Alavi - Iran and Palestine: Past, Present and Future Ali Alavi discusses the history of Iran's relations with Palestinian organisation and the Palestinian cause, and their implication to Iranian-Israeli relations. Ali Alavi 22 Jan 2020
124 Creative Commons Tamar Calahorra, Competition between Members of Parliament and Governmental ministries on Policy Outcomes through Legislation – Israel as a Test case Dr. Calahorra studies some dramatic changes in the ways legislation is conducted in Israel Tamar Calahorra 03 Dec 2019
123 Creative Commons Nancy Hawker - Palestinian multilingualism: A perfectly normal adaptation to colonialism, conflict and late capitalism Nancy Hawker (The Aga Khan University) considers the developing place of Arabic in official nation-statist platforms in Israel Nancy Hawker 27 Nov 2019
122 Creative Commons Yoav Ronel - 'Love, Zionism and Melancholy in the Prose of Micha Yosef Berdichevsky' Yoav Ronel (Bezalel and BGU) considers representations of a melancholic national and subjective desire in the prose of Micha Yosef Berdichevsky (1865-1921) Yoav Ronnel 20 Nov 2019
121 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
120 Creative Commons Avihu Shoshana - 'Nocturnal Inequality: Ethnographies of Social Selection and Waiting in Line for Night Clubs in Tel-Aviv' Avihu Shoshana (Haifa University) discusses findings from his ethnography of social selection in Israeli night-clubs. Avihu Shoshana 13 Nov 2019
119 Creative Commons Jonathan Leslie - Fear and Insecurity: Competing Narratives of the Iran-Israel Relationship Jonathan Leslie considers the history of Iran's "becoming" and existential threat in Israel Jonathan Leslie 06 Nov 2019
118 Moriel Ram, 'A tale of sand and snow: Bar-Lev line and the Hermon ski site as material fantasies' Moriel Ram (SOAS) discusses how sand and snow produce potent imageries and physical realities in Israeli political culture. Moriel Ram 05 Nov 2019
117 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
116 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
115 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
114 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
113 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
112 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
111 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
110 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
109 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
108 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
107 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
106 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
105 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
104 Creative Commons The Folly of Secularism Dialogues on the theopolitics of the nation-state: Israel in a wider context. Session 3: Israel: a dialogue between Yehouda Shenhav (Tel Aviv) and Yaacov Yadgar (Oxford) Yehouda Shenhav and Yaacov Yadgar discuss the uses and misuses of a discourse on “Judaism” in Israel. Session 3 in a series of three. Yehouda Shenhav, Yuval Evri, Yaacov Yadgar 03 Apr 2019
103 Creative Commons The Folly of Secularism Dialogues on the theopolitics of the nation-state: Israel in a wider context. Session 2: Liberalism and Secularism: a dialogue between Elizabeth Shakman Hurd (Northwestern) and Yolanda Jansen (Amsterdam) Elizabeth Shakman Hurd and Yolande Jansen discuss the notion of the “secular,” liberal politics of the nation-state. Session 2 in a series of three Elisabeth Shakman Hurd, Yolande Jansen 03 Apr 2019
102 Creative Commons The Folly of Secularism Dialogues on the theopolitics of the nation-state: Israel in a wider context. Session 1 Religion and Politics: a dialogue between William Cavanaugh (DePaul) and Timothy Fitzgerald (Centre for Critical Research on Religion) Timothy Fitzgerald and William Cavanaugh discuss the politics and history of the conceptual duality and its current usages. First session in a series of three Timothy Fitzgerald, William Cavanaugh 03 Apr 2019
101 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
100 Creative Commons Avner Offer: Quality of Life and Well-being in Israel Today Avner offer discusses how to measure -- and how to understand the measurements -- of quality of life and well-being in Israel. Avner Offer 06 Mar 2019
99 Creative Commons Eyal Chowers - The emerging notion of sovereignty in contemporary Israel Eyal Chowers considers Israeli democracy, liberalism, and the emerging notion of sovereignty in the state Eyal Chowers 06 Mar 2019
98 Iran and sanctions Zep Kalb (UCLA) gives a talk for the Middle East Centre. Chaired by Yassamine Mather. Zep Kalb 05 Mar 2019
97 Guy Burton - Rising Powers and the Arab-Israeli Conflict since 1947' How have rising power engaged with the Arab-Israeli conflict? What does this tell us about rising powers and conflict management as well as their behaviour in international politics more generally? Guy Burton 27 Feb 2019
96 Ibrahim Khatib - Identity, Conflict perception and Reconciliation in the shadow of the Arab-Israeli conflict Ibrahim Khatib discusses the correlations between identity, conflict perception, and willingness to reconcile. Ibrahim Khatib 27 Feb 2019
95 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
94 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
93 Creative Commons Menachem Klein - Abbas' Leadership in a State Postponed Menachem Klein discusses the political biography and leadership of Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority. Menachem Klein 06 Feb 2019
92 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
91 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
90 Khaled Furani - Putting Israel on the Couch: A Palestinian challenge from within the Leviathan Khaled Furani deconstruct sovereignty, and considers some alternatives. Khaled Furani 23 Jan 2019
89 Creative Commons Netta Cohen - When climate takes command: Jewish-Zionist scientific approaches to climate in Palestine 1900-1948 How did Zionist scientist see climate in Palestine? Netta Cohen 16 Jan 2019
88 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
87 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
86 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
85 Creative Commons Brian Klug - Defining antisemitism, demonizing Zionism, excoriating Corbyn: The current controversy over the left and the Jews Brian Klug analyses the controversy around antisemitism in the Labour Party and the limits on the criticism of Zionism. Brian Klug 28 Nov 2018
84 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
83 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
82 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
81 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
80 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
79 Orna Sasson-Levy - Gendered citizenship: The case of Women Breaking the Silence Orna Sasson-Levy discusses the cast of women soldiers who decide to speak Orna Sasson-Levy 21 Nov 2018