Forthcoming Events

Lectures, Seminars & Book Launches

LSE hosts a wide and varied range of Middle East events, including public lectures, seminars, book launches and conferences. Events are open to the public and are free of charge, unless specified otherwise. This list of events includes all Middle East Centre events and other selected Middle East events at LSE.

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The Palestinian University and Scholasticide

Tuesday 28 May | 16:00 - 17:00 BST | Ahmed Abu Shaban, Al-Azhar University — Gaza; Esmat Elhalaby, University of Toronto

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Battleground: 10 Conflicts that Explain the New Middle East

Tuesday 4 June | 18:00 - 19:00 BST | Christopher Phillips, Queen Mary, University of London; Faisal Al Yafai, New Lines Magazine

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As part of the LSE MEC's Kurdish Studies Series

Women Fighters in the Kurdish National Movement: Transforming Gender Politics and the PKK

Thursday 6 June | 17:00 - 18:00 BST | Mustafa Kemal Topal, Roskilde University in Denmark 

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Co-hosted with the Department of Sociology, LSE

Revolution of Things: Islamism and post-Islamism of objects in Iran

Monday 10 June | 15:00 - 16:30 BST | Kusha Sefat, University of Tehran; James Caron, SOAS

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As part of the LSE Festival 2024

The Drama of Displacement: The Journey of a Syrian Refugee through Theatre

Thursday 13 June | 18:00 - 19:30 BST | Nesrin Alrefaai, LSE Middle East Centre; Matthew Spangler, San José State University in California

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Strategy and Domestic Politics in Israeli Foreign Policy: From the End of the Cold War to the 2023-2024 Israel-Hamas War

Thursday 20 June | 18:00 - 19:15 BST | Amnon Aran, City, University of London

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