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1 Writing an Arab Officer into the 1948 War for Palestine Professor Laila Parsons (McGill University), gives a talk for the Middle East seminar series. Chaired by Eugene Rogan (St Antony's College, Oxford). Laila Parsons, Eugene Rogan 09 May 2017
2 Social Pluralism Religious Cleansing and Hybrid Warfare in Syria Since the ‘Arab Spring’ uprising of 2011, the United States and a network of European and regional Sunni allies have applied instruments of coercion against Syria that collectively take on the character of ‘hybrid warfare’. John Eibner 05 Apr 2017
3 Tunisia Rory McCarthy (Magdalen College, Oxford) and Fabio Merone (Ghent University) give a talk for the Middle East Centre seminar series. Chaired by Michael Willis (St Antony's College). Rory McCarthy, Fabio Merone, Michael Willis 27 Mar 2017
4 Free Expression in the Gulf Maryam al-Khawaja and Nicholas McGeehan (Middle East Researcher, Human Rights Watch) give a seminar for the MIddle East Centre. The discussant is Toby Matthiesen (St Antony's College). Chaired bt Timothy Garton Ash (St Antony's College). Maryam al-Khawaja, Nicholas McGeehan, Toby Matthiesen, Timothy Garton Ash 27 Mar 2017
5 Jews, Muslims, and Law in Nineteenth-Century Morocco Jessica Maya Marglin (University of Southern California) gives a talk for the Middle East Centre on 2nd March 2017. Jessica Maya Marglin 10 Mar 2017
6 Creative Commons Islam in Europe Part of the Middle East Centre Seminar Series, with Nilüfer Göle, Tariq Modood and Tariq Ramadan (chair). Held on 17th February 2017. Nilüfer Göle, Tariq Modood, Tariq Ramadan 28 Feb 2017
7 The Conflict in Libya Lydia Sizer (Libya Analyst MENAS), Mary Fitzgerald (Journalist and Author) and John Hamilton (Cross Border Information) discuss the conflict in Libya on 27th January 2017. Lydia Sizer, Mary Fitzgerald, John Hamilton 01 Feb 2017
8 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
9 Book launch: Public Culture and Islam in Modern Egypt Roundtable Discussion and Launch of Public Culture and Islam in Modern Egypt by Hatsuki Aishima (National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka) with Morgan Clarke (University of Oxford). The event will be chaired by Laurent Mignon (University of Oxford). Hatsuki Aishima 09 Jan 2017
10 The Challenges of Reporting Iran Sadeq Saba, the former head of the BBC Persian Service, gives a talk for the The Business and Practice of Journalism seminar series for the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Introduction by Richard Sambrook. Sadeq Saba 05 May 2016
11 Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa A talk by Dr R.Bewley (Oxford) introducing the Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa project Robert Bewley 30 Mar 2016
12 Creative Commons Contemporary Challenges for Political Islam Lecture delivered by Professor Tariq Ramadan (Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies, Middle East Centre) on 4th March 2016 at the Middle East Centre. Tariq Ramadan 07 Mar 2016
13 How Syria was destroyed: The dynamics of a civil war Seminar on the civil war in Syria, with Dr Gilles Dorronsoro (Panthéon-Sorbonne University), Arthur Quesnay (Panthéon-Sorbonne University), Adam Baczko (Panthéon-Sorbonne University) on Monday 22nd February 2016 at the Middle East Centre. Gilles Dorronsoro, Arthur Quesnay, Adam Baczko 04 Mar 2016
14 Women and the 19th Century Emergence of the Arabic Novel Seminar presented by Professor Marilyn Booth at the Middle East Centre on 26th February 2016. Marilyn Booth 04 Mar 2016
15 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
16 Britain and Palestine: Balfour to Blair Lecture presented by Professor Avi Shlaim (Middle East Centre) and Richard Makepeace (Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies) at the Middle East Centre, St Antony's College on 19th February 2016. Avi Shlaim, Richard Makepeace 22 Feb 2016
17 Creative Commons The Political Economy of Violence in the Middle East: What Questions Should the Social Scientist Ask? Seminar by Dr Adeel Malik (Globe Fellow, Islamic Centre Lecturer in the Economies of Muslim Societies) at the Middle East Centre, 12th February 2016. Adeel Malik 19 Feb 2016
18 Creative Commons The Automobile Club of Egypt A Conversation with Alaa Al Aswany with Eugene Rogan at the Middle East Centre, St Antony's College on 19th January 2016. Alaa Al Aswany, Eugene Rogan 01 Feb 2016
19 Creative Commons The Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula in the Global Cold War Dr Toby Matthiesen, Senior Research Fellow in International Relations of the Middle East, Middle East Centre, gives lecture at Middle East Centre, St Antony's College on 22nd January 2016. Toby Matthiesen 26 Jan 2016
20 Framing the Past through Suffering and Victimhood – Kurdish Discourses of Identity Christine Allison gives a talk as part of The Long History of Identity, Ethnicity, and Nationhood workshop Christine Allison 05 Jan 2016
21 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
22 Speaking Truth to Power: The BBC and the Middle East Lecture given at St Antony's Middle East Centre on Tuesday 17th November 2015 by Roger Hardy (former Middle East and Islamic affairs analyst with the BBC World Service). Roger Hardy 24 Nov 2015
23 Law Enforcement of Cultural Heritage Crime Part of the Conflict and Cultural Heritage Conference. Theme 3: What is being done or should be done? Exploring archaeological and military heritage protection initiatives. With Vernon Rapley (Victoria and Albert Museum). Vernon Rapley 19 Nov 2015
24 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
25 Creative Commons The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: Fighting Terrorism through the Rule of Law Guido Acquaviva, Senior Legal Officer (Chambers), gives a talk for the OTJR seminar series on 14th October 2015. Guido Acqauviva 22 Oct 2015
26 Creative Commons From periphery to IRCAM: how Morocco's Berbers have come in from the cold Dr. Michael Peyron (Grenoble University, Retired) gives a talk for the Middle East Studies Centre. Please note; the recoridng is cut short due to an equipment failure. Michael Peyron 11 Aug 2015
27 Creative Commons “Bled ma-fihash Yahud ma-fihash Ta'arikh" Researching and Narrating Morocco's Jewish Community Dr Orit Ouaknine-Yekutieli (Ben Gurion University and Academic Visitor at St Antony’s gives a talk for the Middle East Studies Centre. Orit Ouaknine-Yekutieli 11 Aug 2015
28 Creative Commons The Water Crisis in Yemen: Managing Extreme Water Scarcity in the Middle East. Book Launch Christopher Ward (University of Exeter) gives a talk for the Asian Studies Centre. Christopher Ward 11 Aug 2015
29 Creative Commons Title: Why Egypt’s 2011 Uprising Has Failed to deliver on its Promise? A talk given as part of the Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series Tarek Osman 27 Mar 2015
30 An afternoon on Syrian displacement, and protection in Europe (Part 2) This event marked the launch of the RSC Policy Briefing 'Protection in Europe for refugees from Syria' and Forced Migration Review issue 47 on 'The Syria crisis, displacement and protection' Dawn Chatty, Cynthia Orchard, Andrew Miller 08 Dec 2014
31 An afternoon on Syrian displacement, and protection in Europe (Part 1) This event marked the launch of the RSC Policy Briefing 'Protection in Europe for refugees from Syria' and Forced Migration Review issue 47 on 'The Syria crisis, displacement and protection' Dawn Chatty, Maurice Herson, Roger Zetter 08 Dec 2014
32 Creative Commons Forced Migration to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: Burden or Boon The Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture, given by Her Royal Highness Princess Basma bint Talal on 5 November 2014 at the University of Oxford Examination Schools. Her Royal Highness Princess Basma bint Talal 08 Dec 2014
33 Creative Commons FMR 47 From the Editors From the Editors Marion Couldrey, Maurice Herson 02 Dec 2014
34 The Ottoman Front: The First World War in the Middle East Drawing on European and Middle Eastern sources, historian Eugene Rogan provides an overview of the Great War in the Middle East from both sides of the trenches. Eugene Rogan 03 Oct 2014
35 The Syrian Crisis (The Arab Uprisings – Part 1) Part 1 of 3 of a series of podcasts from the special workshop 'The Arab Uprisings: Displacement and Migration', held at the Oxford Department of International Development on 16 May 2014 Dawn Chatty, Madeline V Garlick, Meltem Ineli Ciger 14 Aug 2014
36 Creative Commons A lost generation? Education opportunities for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon Special seminar by Dr Maha Shuayb (Centre for Lebanese Studies), which took place at the Oxford Department of International Development on 19 May 2014. Maha Shuayb 11 Aug 2014
37 Creative Commons THEMIS: Strong ties, weak ties and protection for domestic workers: Ethiopian domestic worker migration to the Middle East Katie Kuschminder presents her paper 'Strong ties, weak ties and protection for domestic workers: Ethiopian domestic worker migration to the Middle East' in Parallel session IV(E) of the conference Examining Migration Dynamics: Networks and Beyond Katie Kuschminder 23 Jan 2014
38 Creative Commons Hassan Rohani's Strategy to Avoid War Thomas Flichy reflects on the current politics of Iran and its role in the wider region. Thomas Flichy de la Neuville 13 Nov 2013
39 From the Arab Spring to the Syrian War: Regional, international and humanitarian impact This session will examine the political and humanitarian dynamics behind the Arab Spring and the Syrian War. Starting with a long view of the events leading to the Arab Spring, it will analyse the regional and international repercussions of the uprisings. Hugo Slim, Louise Fawcett 08 Oct 2013
40 Creative Commons Albert Hourani Revisited: Arabic and Indian thought in the Liberal Age Professor Sir Christopher Bayly gives a talk for the Humanitas Lecture series on Historigraphy. Sir Christopher Bayly 28 May 2013
41 Political-Military Strategy-Making in Regional Command South Afghanistan Drawing from his own experience, Todd Greentree discusses political-military strategy-making in regional Command South Afghanistan. Todd Greentree 19 Apr 2013
42 Creative Commons The Impact of European Court of Human Rights' Decisions and Turkish Code Reforms Pertaining to the Headscarf on Islamist Women in Turkey: Enabling Emancipation or Legitimizing Discrimination? Sarah Ficher, (American University), gives a talk for the Legal Reform and Political Change Affecting Women in the MENA Region held on Tuesday 12 June, 2012 in St Antony's College. Sarah Ficher 20 Jul 2012
43 Creative Commons Balancing Reason and Revelation: The Status of Women in the Jurisprudence of Ayatullah Yusuf Sani'i. Concluding lecture from the Legal Reform and Political Change Affecting Women in the MENA Region conference by Saiyad Ahmad (American University Cairo). Saiyad Ahmad 13 Jun 2012
44 Creative Commons Political reconciliation as women's democratic citizenship: Women's rights-claiming around the drafting of a new constitution in Turkey Part of the Legal Reform and Political Change Affecting Women in the MENA Region conference: Politicizing Women and Women's Issues by Burcu Ozcelik (University of Cambridge):. Burcu Ozcelik 13 Jun 2012
45 Creative Commons Before the 'Days of Rage': Registers of Bahraini Women's Activism Part of the Legal Reform and Political Change Affecting Women in the MENA Region conference: Politicizing Women and Women's Issues by Nova Robinson (Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey). Nova Robinson 13 Jun 2012
46 Creative Commons Changing state-society relations in Morocco through family law reform: 'the state enters the home of the citizen'. Part of the Legal Reform and Political Change Affecting Women in the MENA Region conference: Legal Reforms in Theory and Practice by Dörthe Engelcke (University of Oxford):. Dörthe Engelcke 13 Jun 2012
47 Creative Commons Custody regulations in the United Arab Emirates: Legal reforms and social realities. Part of the Legal Reform and Political Change Affecting Women in the MENA Region conference: Legal Reforms in Theory and Practice by Lena-Maria Möller (Max-Planck-Institute Hamburg). Lena-Maria Möller 13 Jun 2012
48 Creative Commons Comparing family law reform in the MENA: Reflections on regional patterns following economic globalization. Part of the Legal Reform and Political Change Affecting Women in the MENA Region confernce: Legal Reforms in Theory and Practice by Rania Maktabi (Ostfold University College). Rania Maktabi 13 Jun 2012
49 Will Constitutional Theocracy bloom after the Arab Spring? A critical analysis of Ran Hirschl's theory of 'constitutional theocracy' from the perspective of the Arab Spring. Clark Lombardi, William B Quandt 26 Mar 2012
50 The Middle East Revolution: take 2, Constitutionalism Professors Chibli Mallat and Tom Ginsburg assess the constitutional moment in the wake of democratic revolution. Chibli Mallat, Tom Ginsburg 26 Mar 2012
51 Global Humanities Showcase Shearer West, Rana Mitter, Helen Wanatabe-O'Kelly and Eugene Rogan give presentations showcasing the research being done in the Oxford Humanities Division. Shearer West, Rana Mitter, Helen Wanatabe-O'Kelly, Eugene Rogan 05 Oct 2011
52 Al-Jazeera in North Africa and the MIddle East: the biggest media story ever? Richard Gizbert, Host and Producer, The Listening Post, Al-Jazeera English, gives a talk for the Reuter Institute seminar series on 4th May 2011. Richard Gizbert 07 Jun 2011
53 Using Scenarios in Academic Research to Study the Future: Introduction The Global Migration Futures team will introduce some of its key findings on future migration in North Africa and Europe, arising from the project's recent second stakeholders workshop in Cairo. Hein de Haas 02 Jun 2011
54 Creative Commons Technology and Power: Use of New Media in the Middle East. OxPeace 2011 Miriyam Aouragh, Oxford Internet Institute, gives the second talk in the third of the 2011 OxPeace Conference. Miriyam Aouragh 17 May 2011
55 Creative Commons The Arab Democracy Uprisings and the Prospects for Peace in the Middle East. OxPeace 2011 Did the Western Media (And Everyone Else) get it Wrong? Reflections from an American Journalist. Andrew Lee Butters, Reuters Institute Fellow, Oxford, gives the third talk in session two of the 2011 OxPeace Conference. Andrew Lee Butters 17 May 2011
56 Creative Commons Does the Internet Help People Power? Evgeny Morozov, author of "The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom", delivers a lecture on the political use of the internet, particularly during protests and demonstrations. Evgeny Morozov, John Lloyd, Timothy Garton Ash 23 Feb 2011
57 Creative Commons Invisible War: The United States and The Iraq Sanctions Special seminar from the Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC) given by Professor Jay Gordan (Fairfield University with Professor David Miller (Oxford). Jay Gordan, David Miller 05 Jan 2011
58 Lessons from the truth and reconciliation process for 21st century challenges Archbishop Desmond Tutu delivers the 2010 Bynum Tudor lecture in which he draws from the experience of overcoming apartheid to point the way to justice and reconciliation in the Middle East. Desmond Tutu, Jonathan Michie, Chris Patten 04 Jun 2010
59 Lessons from the truth and reconciliation process for 21st century challenges Archbishop Desmond Tutu delivers the 2010 Bynum Tudor lecture in which he draws from the experience of overcoming apartheid to point the way to justice and reconciliation in the Middle East. Desmond Tutu, Jonathan Michie, Chris Patten 04 Jun 2010
60 IGS Kaberry Lecture: Peace and Reconstruction in the Middle East: Where are the Women? This podcast was recorded at the International Gender Studies Centre's Kaberry Commemorative Lecture which was on Thursday 27th May 2009 at St Anne's College, University of Oxford. Maria Jaschok, Haleh Afshar 01 Jun 2009
61 Iraqis in Jordan Interviews with a number of Iraqi refugees now living in Jordan from a range of backgrounds and current situations. Simon James 20 May 2008
62 Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2007: HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan gave the 2007 Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture on the subject of human rights and refugees. Prince El-Hassan bin Talal 30 Nov 2007
63 Interview with Dr Barbara Harrell-Bond Professor Roger Zetter, Director of the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford interviews Dr Barbara Harrell-Bond, the founder and former Director of the Centre. Roger Zetter, Barbara Harrell-Bond 08 Aug 2007