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BBC Arabic Festival
21/04/2018 9:00am - 25/04/2018 5:00pm
BBC Arabic Festival
The BBC Arabic Festival screens bold and diverse short films and documentaries about the social and political changes taking place in the Arab world today. Now in our fourth year, we have a new focus on digital journalism to explore the changing landscape of our media. Our unique and timely programme includes special talks and exclusive presentations by award-winning journalists and filmmakers as well as music and comedy from the Arab world.
Sexual Politics through law in Iran: The narrative surrounding the 2013 bills
25/04/2018 6:00pm
Centre for Iranian Studies, SOAS
The struggle to control women's destinies and bodies through law is a well-known occurrence. The Islamic republic of Iran is no stranger to such attempts, and in 2013, the conservative Majles introduced two bills: the Bill to increase Fertility Rates and Prevent Population Decline (Bill 446) and the Comprehensive Population and Exaltation of Family Bill (Bill 315). The overall lens will be that of the protection and implementation of women's rights from an Islamic and a universalist perspectives, looking at traditional women's rights paradigms.
Welcome to Hell? In Search of the Real Turkish Football
26/04/2018 6:30pm
British Institute at Ankara
Ask a British football fan what they know about Turkish football, and they are unlikely to describe scenes of camaraderie, hospitality and humour. They are most likely to mention banners proclaiming ‘Welcome to hell'. Or Leeds United supporters stabbed to death on an Istanbul street. In this lecture, based on his forthcoming book, anthropologist John McManus shows why Turkish football deserves to shake off that image. Sponsored by Orion Publishers. Post-lecture drinks included.
The Syrian Uprising: Domestic Origins and Early Trajectory
01/05/2018 5:30pm
London Middle East Institute
Panel Discussion to mark the publication of The Syrian Uprising: Domestic Origins and Early Trajectory (Routledge, 2018) with the editors Raymond Hinnebusch and Omar Imady, and contributors. The Syrian Uprising presents a snapshot of how the Uprising developed in roughly the first two to three years (2011–2013) and addresses key questions regarding the domestic origins of the Uprising and its early trajectory.
Strikes, Riots and Laughter: Egypt's 1918 Peasant Insurrection
02/05/2018 5:15pm
Middle East Centre, LSE
In the summer of 1918 the Ministry of Interior in Cairo was bombarded with reports of ‘criminal activity' from villages across Egypt. This marked the unfolding of an important but little-known revolt in 20th Century Egypt. In this event, Alia Mosallam looks at three particular instances of subversive confrontation that took place in the lead up to the summer of 1918 on the World War I fronts in Boulogne, Rafah, and in Roda Island.
The Nakba in the Present
02/05/2018 6:30pm
Centre for Palestine Studies, SOAS
In this year 2018 marked by two competing 70th anniversaries – that of the creation of the state of Israel and that of the Palestinian Nakba – the CPS Annual Lecture will be delivered by Lebanese writer, novelist, university professor and prominent public intellectual Elias Khoury. Contact email: Contact Tel: 020 7898 4330 All welcome.
The Struggle for Borders and Borders of Struggle
08/05/2018 5:45pm
London Middle East Institute SIAS
Sharri Plonski in conversation with Mezna Qato to mark the publication of Dr Plonski's new book Palestinian Citizens of Israel: Power, Resistance and the Struggle for Space (London: SOAS Centre for Palestine Studies/I.B. Tauris, 2018). Palestinian Citizens of Israel is an investigation into the Palestinian communities living inside the Jewish state, and their attempts to disrupt, resist and reshape the physical and symbolic borders that discipline their lives.
The ICC and Israel/Palestine: A Case of Overdetermining the Role of International Criminal Justice?
10/05/2018 4:00pm
Centre for Palestine Studies, SOAS
Valentina Azarova and Triestino Mariniello discuss the ICC's potential roles in the Israeli-Palestinian context. The Office of the Prosecutor appears to have succumbed for now to pressure from some states against ICC action on the ‘situation in Palestine', such that its positions in this case diverge significantly from its approach in other similar cases. This approach is at odds with the Court's search for legitimacy and its aspiration to make a salient contribution to peace-making.
Speaking of jihad, what do we mean by 'religious radicalisation'?
11/05/2018 5:30pm
We are delighted that Professor Olivier Roy (European University Institute) will present the first joint BRISMES/BRAIS Annual Lecture. This will be followed by a drinks reception. All welcome, but due to the high demand, tickets are required.
A Night of Afghan & Persian Traditional Music
12/05/2018 7:00pm
A night of Folk Music from Afghanstan by maestro Fayz Karizi as vocalist and Persian Traditional Music by Jamshid Rezaei as vocalist and the Naghmeh Ensemble. Accompanied by poetry recitals of the Afghan poet Haroon Yousefi. This is a unique event featuring the musical encounter of two neighbouring countries. Tickets: £25. To purchase tickets visit the SOAS Online Store.