Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series Hilary Term 2020

Please find below the programme for the Hilary Term 2020 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, 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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24 January
Justice & Islamic Law: Mazalim Courts and Legal Reform
Professor Jonathan Brown (Georgetown University)


31 January
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)


7 February
Book launch: 'Palestinian Refugees in International Law'
Lex Takkenberg (Chief of the Ethics Office at the UN Relief) and Francesca Albanese (ISIM)


14 February
Book launch: 'The hundred years' war on Palestine'
Professor Rashid Khalidi (Columbia University)


21 February
The Lobby USA: a five-month undercover investigation inside America's pro-Israel Lobby
James Klein (investigative journalist at Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit)


28 February at 5.30pm
Social Dictatorships: The Political Economy of the Welfare State in the Middle East and North Africa
Dr Ferdinand Eibl (King's College London)


6 March
From his new book on Political Economy "Deep States and Deep Troubles in MENA," Palestinian multilingualism: A perfectly normal adaptation to colonialism, conflict and late capitalism
Professor Robert Springborg (King's College London)


13 March - CANCELLED
Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Lecture: Iran and the Arab Region: Binds of a Securitised Relationship
Professor Anoush Ehteshami (Durham University)