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1 The Syrian Conflict Raphael Lefevre (New College, Oxford) and Kevin Mazur (Nuffield College, Oxford) discuss the ongoing Syrian conflict on 20th January 2017. Raphael Lefevre, Kevin Mazur 01 Feb 2017
2 Militant Jihadi Culture: Poetry as a Weapon The power of poetry to move Arab listeners and readers emotionally, to infiltrate the psyche and to create an aura of authenticity around the ideologies it enshrines, make it a perfect weapon for militant jihadist causes. Elisabeth Kendall 05 Dec 2016
3 The Destroyed Heritage in Mosul - reality and challenges (Kurdish translation) Layla Salih outlines some of the reasons, religious, political and economic, for the destruction of Mosul’s heritage and examines the issues currently hindering plans for prioritisation and reconstruction. Layla Salih 23 Nov 2016
4 The Destroyed Heritage in Mosul - reality and challenges (Arabic translation) Layla Salih outlines some of the reasons, religious, political and economic, for the destruction of Mosul’s heritage and examines the issues currently hindering plans for prioritisation and reconstruction. Layla Salih 23 Nov 2016
5 The Destroyed Heritage in Mosul - reality and challenges (English) Layla Salih outlines some of the reasons, religious, political and economic, for the destruction of Mosul’s heritage and examines the issues currently hindering plans for prioritisation and reconstruction. Layla Salih 23 Nov 2016
6 Creative Commons The problems of reporting Islamic State John Simpson, BBC World Affairs editor, gives a talk for the The Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series on Islamic State. John Simpson 26 Feb 2016
7 Counter-Terrorism and Security in Europe after the Paris attacks A web seminar delivered by Professor Fiona de Londras (Birmingham) for the Oxford Human Rights Hub on Friday 22nd January 2016 at Pembroke College, University of Oxford. Moderated by Sandra Fredmad. Fiona de Londras 23 Feb 2016
8 Creative Commons The Islamic State, the Kurdistan Region, and the Future of Iraq Professor Gareth Stansfield (University of Exeter) gives a talk on Iraq, ISIS, and the Kurdish region as part ofte Middle East Centre Seminar series. Gareth Stansfield 11 Dec 2015
9 Turkey’s Kurdish Predicament Lecture given at St. Antony’s Middle East Centre on Wednesday 28th October 2015, with Cengiz Candar. Cengiz Candar 20 Nov 2015
10 ISIS: Between Fragmentation and Unity Lecture given at St Antony’s Middle East Centre on Friday 6th November 2015, with Dr Alia Brahimi. Alia Brahimi 20 Nov 2015
11 Creative Commons Overview of Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa Part of the Conflict and Cultural Heritage Conference. Theme 1: What is happening? The significance of sites at risk, and the current situation. Robert Bewley 18 Nov 2015
12 Creative Commons ISIS in the Eyes of the World-Wide Arab Community on Social Media: Between Sentiment and Foreign Fighters Using social media to analyse public opinion toward ISIS in the Arab community Luigi Curini, Stefano Iacus, Max Smeets 14 Oct 2015
13 Why are westerners drawn to fight with IS in Syria and Iraq? And what can we do in response? Rachel Briggs (Institute for Strategic Dialogue) and Peter Neumann (International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation) give a presentation for the COMPAS Breakfast Brefiing Series. Rachel Briggs, Peter Neumann 18 Nov 2014
14 American Foreign Policy in the 21st Century The Hon. Christopher Bancroft Burnham, Former US Under Secretary of State and former Under Secretary General of the United Nations, gives a talk for the Rothermere American Institute seminar series Christopher Bancroft Burnham 03 Nov 2014
15 Creative Commons Lab, Camera, Action: Particle Accelerator Dr Andrew Steele takes a look inside the ISIS particle accelerator in Oxfordshire, where scientists use neutrons to investigate the structure of materials, and accelerator physicist Dr Suzie Sheehy explains how this massive machine works. Andrew Steele, Suzie Sheehy 03 Feb 2014
16 Inside Innovation: The University–Business Interface Tom Hockaday, Managing Director of Isis Innovations, talks about Oxford University’s Technology Transfer Office, helping to transfer products of university research to the business world. Tom Hockaday 01 Jul 2009