Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series Trinity Term 2019

Please find below the programme for the Trinity Term 2019 Middle East Centre 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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Tuesday 30 April
Rethinking Democratization in the Wake of the Arab Spring
Carrie Wickham (Emory University)


Friday 3 May
Reflections on Recent Events in the Republic of Sudan
(Joint event with The Sudanese Programme)
Ahmed Al-Shahi (St Antony’s College), Sara Abdelgalil (Paediatric Consultant, President of Sudan Doctors' Union U.K.), Richard Barltrop (Consultant and researcher on the two Sudans)


Monday 6 May
The Thirty Year Genocide -Turkey's destruction of its Christian minorities, 1894-1924
Benny Morris and Dror Zeevi


Friday 10 May
Desert in the Promised Land: The Politics and Semiotics of Space in Israeli Culture
(Joint event with Oxford School for Global and Area Studies (OSGA))
Yael Zerubavel (Rutgers University)


Friday 31 May
Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Lecture: The 1953 Roots of 1979
Ervand Abrahamian


Thursday 20 June
George Antonius Memorial Lecture
Saeb Erekat (Palestine Liberation Organization Negotiation Affairs Department)