Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series Hilary Term 2019

Please find below the programme for the Hilary Term 2019 Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series at St Antony's College, organised by St Antony's Middle East Centre (MEC). All events listed will be held from 5.00pm in the Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College, 62 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6JF unless otherwise specified.

All are welcome to attend; no registration is necessary. Any queries about the events listed below should be emailed to mec@sant.ox.ac.uk.

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Friday 18 January
Applying shari'a in modern times: Some reflections from 19th century Egypt
Khaled Fahmy (Cambridge University)


Friday 25 January
The Middle East: Should We Give Up?
Joost Hiltermann (International Crisis Group)


Friday 1 February
European policy on the Middle East: Making a difference?
Nick Westcott (SOAS University of London)
Jointly organised with the European Studies Centre (ESC)


Friday 8 February
The Iraq War Inquiry –
A study in contemporary political, diplomatic, military and reconstruction history

Sir John Chilcot


Friday 15 February
Title TBC
Abbas Kadhim (Atlantic Council)


Friday 22 February
Title TBC
Heba Morayef (Amnesty International)


Friday 1 March
Lebanon and the twenty-first century: populism, neoliberalism, and their discontents
Andrew Arsan (University of Cambridge)


Friday 8 March
Inside Tunisia’s al-Nahda: Between Politics and Preaching
Rory McCarthy (Magdalen College, Oxford)