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# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Religious Freedom in Turkey Alexandre Toumarkine (INALCO, Paris) talks about religious freedom in Turkey. Alexandre Toumarkine 03 Apr 2018
2 De Gaulle in Beirut- The Chehab Experiment, 1958-1964 Anne Sa'adah (Dartmouth College) gives a talk for the Middle East Centre Seminar series. Anne Sa'adah 03 Apr 2018
3 Women's Rights Research Seminar- A Global History of the Struggle for Women’s Rights: The Women’s Movement in Istanbul in the Context of International Feminism in the Early 20th Century Dr Elife Bicer-Deveci, postdoctoral fellow of Swiss National Science Foundation and academic visitor at the Middle East Centre, St. Antony’s College, gives a talk for the Middle East Centre seminar series. Elife Bicer-Deveci 03 Apr 2018
4 The Qur'an as literature A principal reason for why the Qur’an managed to establish itself as a text believed to constitute divine revelation is that it is compelling literature. How do Islamic and modern Western scholars approach the Qur’an’s literary dimension? Nicolai Sinai 27 Feb 2018
5 Confirming and Clarifying: The Qur'an in conversation with earlier Judaeo-Christian traditions The Qur’an’s original addressees must have been familiar with earlier Jewish and Christian traditions, which the Qur’an claims both to “confirm” and to “clarify”. Narratives about Abraham and the death of Pharaoh serve to exemplify what this means. Nicolai Sinai 27 Feb 2018
6 Eugene Rogan - The Myth of the Campbell-Bannerman Report: Arab views on Israel after the Suez Crisis On the origins and context of a little know (for some obvious reasons) chapter in the history of the Zionism. Eugene Rogan 08 Feb 2018
7 Creative Commons The Gulf Crisis Madawi al-Rasheed (LSE) and Courtney Freer (LSE), give a talk for the Middle East Centre Seminar Series at St Anthony's College Oxford, chaired by Toby Matthiesen (St Anthony's College). Madawi al-Rasheed, Courtney Freer, Toby Matthiesen 29 Jan 2018
8 Le role de l'Institut National du Patrimoine dans la lutte contre le trafic illicite des biens culturels: situation actuelle et defis Yasser Jrad (INP) gives their presentation in the third panel of the conference. Yasser Jrad 19 Dec 2017
9 La Carte Nationale Informatisee des Sites Archeologiques et des Monuments Historiques : Un projet strategique Naouel Selmi (INP) gives a talk for the third panel of the conference. The challenges and opportunities for protecting the past in Tunisia. Naouel Selmi 19 Dec 2017
10 Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa Robert Bewley (Director, EAMENA) gives a speech in the second panel of the conference: Setting the scene. Robert Bewley 19 Dec 2017
11 Conference Speech: Mohamed Ould Khattar (UNESCO World Heritage Centre - Arab States Unit) Mohamed Ould Khattar (UNESCO World Heritage Centre - Arab States Unit) gives a speech in the second panel of the conference; Setting the Scene. Mohamed Ould Khattar 19 Dec 2017
12 ICCROM's contribution to the safeguarding of endangered cultural heritage in the Arab region Zaki Aslan (Director, ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Centre in Sharjah) gives a talk in the second panel of the conference: Setting the Scene. Zaki Aslan 19 Dec 2017
13 The aims of Protecting the Past Andrea Zerbini (Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa, EAMENA) gives a brief introduction on the aims of Protecting the Past. Andrea Zerbini 19 Dec 2017
14 Keynote speech: Nada Hosking (Director of Programs and Partnerships, Global Heritage Fund, GHF) Nada Hosking (Director of Programs and Partnerships, Global Heritage Fund, GHF), gives the second keynote speech of the conference. Nada Hosking 19 Dec 2017
15 A View of Globalisation from its Margin: Searching for Karate’s Budo Roots in Contemporary Egypt Dr Hatsuki Aishima (National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka) gives a talk for the Middle East Studies Centre seminar series. Hatsuki Aishima 11 Dec 2017
16 Are Algerian politics exhausted? Dr Hugh Roberts gives a talk for the middle east studies centre seminar series. Hugh Roberts 08 Dec 2017
17 What challenges does Israel face in the world today? Noa Landau (Editor-in-Chief at Haaretz English Edition) gives a talk for the middle east studies centre seminar series. Noa Landau 08 Dec 2017
18 Governing Divided Egypt Professor Robert Springborg (Italian Institute of International Affairs, Rome), gives a talk for the Middle East Centre seminar series. Robert Springborg 17 Nov 2017
19 WRRS: Dancing with Words: Subverting the Master Narrative in Saudi Women’s Literature Dr Basma Al Mutlaq (School of Oriental and African Studies) gives a talk for the Middle East Centre seminar series called Women's Rights Research Seminars. Basma Al Mutlaq 13 Nov 2017
20 Adventures in Field-Building: On the History of Area Studies/Middle East Studies in the United States Zachary Lockman has taught modern Middle Eastern history at New York University since 1995. His most recent book is Field Notes: The Making of Middle East Studies in the United States (2016). Zachary Lockman 11 Jul 2017
21 George Antonius Memorial Lecture: The Iraq Invasion and Aftermath: Lessons for Arab World Reform Jeremy Greenstock is the Chairman of the strategic advisory company, Gatehouse Advisory Partners, established in September 2010, and Chairman of Lambert Energy Advisory, the oil and gas specialists, since January 2012. Sir Jeremy Greenstock 11 Jul 2017
22 Book Launch: Islam: The Essentials Professor Tariq Ramadan (St Antony's College) launches his new book; Islam: The Essentials on May 9th 2017. Tariq Ramadan 12 Jun 2017
23 The Emergence of Iranian Nationalism: Race and the Politics of Dislocation Dr Reza Zia-Ebrahimi (King's College London) gives a lecture on Iranian nationalis, this is a joint event with the Oxford University Iranian Society. Reza Zia-Ebrahimi 30 May 2017
24 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
25 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
26 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
27 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
28 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
29 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
30 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
31 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
32 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
33 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
34 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
35 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
36 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
37 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
38 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
39 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
40 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
41 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
42 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
43 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
44 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
45 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
46 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
47 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
48 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
49 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
50 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
51 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
52 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
53 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
54 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
55 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
56 Creative Commons FMR 47 From the Editors From the Editors Marion Couldrey, Maurice Herson 02 Dec 2014
57 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
58 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
59 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
60 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
61 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
62 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
63 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
64 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
65 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
66 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
67 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
68 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
69 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
70 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
71 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
72 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
73 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
74 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
75 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
76 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
77 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
78 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
79 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
80 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
81 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
82 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
83 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
84 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
85 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
86 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