Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series Michaelmas Term 2019

Please find below the programme for the Michaelmas 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, 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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18 October
Martyrs and Tricksters: An Ethnography of the Egyptian Revolution
Dr Walter Armbrust (St Antony's College)


25 October
Crony capitalism in the Middle East: What do we know and why does it matter?
Prof Adeel Malik (University of Oxford)


1 November
The Berber (Amazigh) Movement in the Maghreb: Evolution and Challenges
Prof Moha Ennaji (Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University)


8 November
Eric Rouleau: The making of a journalist on the Middle East
Dr Alain Gresh (Editor of OrientXXI and Le Monde Diplomatique)


15 November
ART BREATH X MEC: Art in Troubled Times: In conversation with Eugene Rogan, reflect on the work of contemporary artists from the Middle East and North Africa
Prof Charles Tripp (University of London) and Venetia Porter (The British Museum)


22 November
The Art of Managing Disorder in Iran
Dr Maziyar Ghiabi (Wadham College)


29 November
Book launch: Religious Politics in Turkey
Dr Ceren Lord (St Antony's College)


6 December
The killing in the consulate - the life and death of Jamal Khashoggi
Jonathan Rugman (Foreign Affairs Correspondent at Channel 4 News)