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1 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
2 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
3 Booktalk episode 6: Rivals in the Gulf: Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Abdullah Bin Bayyah, and the Qatar-UAE Contest Over the Arab Spring and the Gulf Crisis For our sixth episode of MEC Booktalk, guest author David Warren (Washington University in St Louis) discusses his recent book, Rivals in the Gulf, published by Routledge in January 2021. David Warren, Usaama al-Azami 12 Apr 2021
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 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
9 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
10 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
11 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
12 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
13 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
14 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
15 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
16 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
17 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
18 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
19 ‘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
20 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
21 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
22 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
23 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
24 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
25 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
26 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
27 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
28 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
29 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
30 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
31 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
32 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
33 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
34 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
35 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
36 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
37 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
38 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
39 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
40 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
41 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
42 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
43 The Alseran Ruling One Year On; Session 1: Alseran in Context On the first anniversary of the Alseran ruling, where it was found that detainees in British military custody in Iraq had suffered inhuman and degrading treatment, and had been unlawfully detained. Liora Lazarus, Nicholas Mercer, Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne, Melanie Jacques 25 Feb 2019
44 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
45 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
46 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
47 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
48 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
49 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
50 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
51 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
52 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
53 Book Event: On the Arab Jew, Palestine, and Other Displacements Jacqueline Rose (Birkbeck), Kfir Cohen (Van Leer Jerusalem Institute), Moshe Behar (The University of Manchester), Hakem Al-Rustom (Michigan), Ella Shohat (New York University) discuss at the book event. Chaired by Eugene Rogan (St Antony's College). Jacqueline Rose, Kfir Cohen, Moshe Behar, Hakem Al-Rustom 28 Aug 2018
54 Workshop: Memory, Memoirs, and History part 2 Ella Shohat (New York University) and Avi Shlaim (St Antony's College) give the second of two workshops for the middle east centre. Ella Shohat, Avi Shlaim 28 Aug 2018
55 Workshop: Memory, Memoirs, and History Part 1 Ella Shohat (New York University) and Avi Shlaim (St Antony's College) give the first of two workshops for the middle east centre. Ella Shohat, Avi Shlaim 28 Aug 2018
56 Annual George Antonius Memorial Lecture - The Tunisian Revolution: Achievements and disillusions Moncef Marzouki (Former President of the Republic of Tunisia, 2011-2014) gives the annual George Antonius Memorial Lecture. Moncef Marzouki 28 Aug 2018
57 Women's Rights Research Seminar: Tale of two Omani women Deena Al Asfoor (St Catherine's College) gives a talk for the Middle East Centre. Chaired by Nazila Ghanea (Kellogg College). Deena Al Asfoor, Nazila Ghanea 28 Aug 2018
58 Creative Commons Lydia Wilson speaks to Alex Donnelly Lydia Wilson talks to Alex Donnelly about commemoration as a narrative for the future in the Middle East Lydia Wilson, Alex Donnelly 30 Jul 2018
59 Arab Media in the New Age George Hawatmeh (Jordan Radio and Television Corporation) gives a public lecture on Arab media in the new age. Chaired buy Philip Robins (St Antony's College). George Hawatmeh 01 Jun 2018
60 Religious Freedom in Turkey Alexandre Toumarkine (INALCO, Paris) talks about religious freedom in Turkey. Alexandre Toumarkine 03 Apr 2018
61 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
62 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
63 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
64 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". Nicolai Sinai 27 Feb 2018
65 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
66 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
67 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
68 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
69 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
70 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
71 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
72 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
73 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
74 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
75 Are Algerian politics exhausted? Dr Hugh Roberts gives a talk for the middle east studies centre seminar series. Hugh Roberts 08 Dec 2017
76 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
77 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
78 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
79 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
80 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
81 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
82 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
83 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
84 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
85 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
86 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
87 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
88 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
89 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
90 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
91 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
92 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
93 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
94 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
95 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
96 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
97 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
98 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
99 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
100 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