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Egypt as Effigy: Hijacked History and Devolution of Revolution
24/01/2018 6:30pm
Middle East Centre, LSE
Eight years since the popular uprising that shook Egypt, the relationships between state, society, social movements and corporate power have been reconfigured, perhaps even disfigured. On the eve of the anniversary of the January 25 revolution, Adel Iskandar reflects on these changes and asks how they have affected our understanding of social, cultural and political life in the country. He argues that Egypt today is a replica of various historic Egypts, each manifesting as an effigy built for either public scrutiny or glorification.
Egypt as Effigy: Predatory Power, Hijacked History, and the Devolution of Revolution
24/01/2018 6:30pm
Middle East Centre, LSE
Seven years since the popular uprising that shook Egypt, the relationships between state, society, social movements and corporate power have been reconfigured, perhaps even disfigured. On the eve of the anniversary of the January 25 revolution, Adel Iskandar reflects on these changes and asks how they have affected our understanding of social, cultural and political life in the country.
Law & Revolution: Legitimacy and Constitutionalism After the Arab Spring
30/01/2018 6:00pm - 30/01/2018 8:00pm
The Department of Middle Eastern Studies, King's College London
This talk address these and other constitutional questions about the Arab Uprisings by drawing on the findings in the speaker's recently published book. The book, titled "Law and Revolution: Legitimacy and Constitutionalism After the Arab Spring", urges a rethinking of major categories in political, legal, and constitutional theory in light of the Arab Spring. if you are not in possession of a King's staff or student ID card, it is required that you register in advance on Eventbrite in order to facilitate access: http://bit.ly/2ElYlgG.
War Is Coming: Between Past and Future Violence in Lebanon
13/02/2018 6:00pm - 13/02/2018 8:00pm
The Department of Middle Eastern Studies, King's College London
In War Is Coming, Sami Hermez argues that the country's political leaders have enabled the continuation of violence and examines how people live between these periods of conflict. Please note that if you are not in possession of a King's staff or student ID card, it is required that you register in advance on Eventbrite in order to facilitate access: http://bit.ly/2CSHRQk.
Revolutionary Social Contracts and Long-Term Legacies: Comparing Former and Current Revolutionaries in Dhufar and Western Sahara
27/02/2018 6:00pm - 27/02/2018 8:00pm
The Department of Middle Eastern Studies, King's College London
This paper examines how revolutionary social contracts create long-term legacies in challenging political conditions of military defeat and protracted exile. Former, now defeated, revolutionaries in Dhufar, southern Oman, and current exiled revolutionaries from Western Sahara, each sought in early activism to promote new social contracts based on social egalitarianism and weakened tribal authority. If you are not in possession of a King's staff or student ID card, it is required that you register in advance on Eventbrite in order to facilitate access: http://bit.ly/2mefu5D.
Speaking of jihad, what do we mean by 'religious radicalisation'?
02/03/2018 5:30pm
BRISMES and BRAIS
Joint lecture with The British Association for Islamic Studies. Given by Professor Olivier Roy of the European University Institute. Tickets available to BRISMES and BRAIS members only until 1 February. Available to the public after 1 February. The event is free and will be followed by a drinks reception. All welcome.
Populist politics and the minority voice: British Muslims, extremisms and inclusion
19/04/2018 9:00am
Muslims in Britain Research Network
Across Europe and North America populist parties and leaders have surged in recent years. This one-day conference on ‘Populist politics and the minority voice' will discuss the effects of these changes on British Muslims, and how the concerns of British Muslims relate to those of other minority groups as well as wider debates about the future of liberal states, free speech and ‘fake news'. Since at least the 1970s, British Muslims – as a group and alongside other minorities – have been involved in a struggle for rights, for media and political representation and for recognition.
Government and Politics of the Middle East and Arabic or Persian Language
18/06/2018 9:00am - 19/07/2018 5:00pm
SOAS
This course serves as an introduction to the politics of North Africa (Maghreb), the Arab East (Mashriq) including the Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula, Israel, Turkey and Iran. It gives - on a country by county basis - an overview of the major political issues and developments in the region since the end of the First World War and addresses key themes in the study of contemporary Middle East politics, including: the role of the military, social and economic level.
New Approaches to Studying the Middle East - BRISMES Annual Conference 2018
25/06/2018 9:00am - 28/06/2018 5:00pm
BRISMES and the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, King's College, London
BRISMES and the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at King's College London invite proposals for the 2018 Annual BRISMES Conference on the theme of ‘New Approaches to Studying the Middle East'. Middle Eastern studies has been undergoing a quiet revolution over the past decade. As scholars have grappled with explaining unfolding events in the region, the field has seen a heightened level of reflection on theoretical models, concepts, sources, and methodologies, as well as on the politics and ethics of Middle Eastern studies. Abstract submissions by 1 December.
Worldviews in World View: Particularizing Secularism, Secularity and Nonreligion
05/07/2018 9:00am - 06/07/2018 5:00pm
Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network
The deadline for abstract submission (250 words max) is 27 October 2017. Please send your abstract and a short biographical note to nsrnconference@gmail.com.