Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series Michaelmas Term 2018

Please find below the programme for the Michaelmas Term 2018 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 19 October
Lords of the Desert: Britain's struggle with America to dominate the Middle East
James Barr (King's College London)


Friday 26 October
Preventing Palestine: A political history from Camp David to Oslo
Seth Anziska (University College London)


Friday 2 November
Iraq after the elections: A new beginning?
Panel discussion
Harith al-Qarawee (Central European University)
Hayder al-Khoei (Centre for Academic Shi'a Studies)
Renad Mansour (Chatham House)


Friday 9 November
Transnationalism in Iranian Political Thought: The Fabulous Life and Thought of Ahmad Fardid
Film screening and book discussion
Ali Mirsepassi (New York University)


Friday 16 November
And then God created the Middle East and let there be breaking news
Karl Sharro (architect, satirist and Middle East commentator)
Joint event with the Oxford Arab Society


Friday 23 November
The future of Israel, its Arab minority and implication for Palestine
Marwan Bishara (Al Jazeera)


Friday 30 November
The Palestinian History Tapestry
Exhibition and panel discussion
Shelagh Weir (British Museum)
Doaa Hammoudeh (St Antony's College)
Jan Chalmers (Palestinian History Tapestry)
Karl Sabbagh (documentary maker and writer)