Middle East Centre Hilary Term 2018 Events

All events listed will be held on Fridays from 5.00pm in the Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College, 62 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6JF unless otherwise specified. All events are organised by St Antony's Middle East Centre (MEC); to see more events organised by the MEC, including the ones listed below, please click here.

All are welcome to attend.


2 February
Understanding Political Islam: In Search of the Islamist Other, 1973-2013
Francois Burgat (Aix Marseille University)
Chair: Walter Armbrust (St Antony's)


Tuesday 6 February
The Board Room, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College from 5.00pm
Frankenstein in Baghdad
International Prize for Arabic Fiction Winner Ahmed Saadawi
in discussion with Mohamed-Salah Omri (St John's)


9 February
Palestine: The Reality
Film screening followed by discussion with
the Director Karl Sabbagh and Avi Shlaim (St Antony's)
Chair: Eugene Rogan (St Antony's)


2 March
Religious Freedom in Turkey
Alexandre Toumarkine (INALCO, Paris), Ceren Lord (Sasakawa Fellow, Oxford), and
Katja Triplett (University of Göttingen and Visiting Scholar at the Oriental Institute)
Chair: Laurent Mignon (St Antony's)


9 March
Israel and Palestine: Why Britain Should Recognise the Second State
Sir Vincent Fean KCVO
Chair: Eugene Rogan (St Antony's)