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Leigh Douglas Memorial Prize

Submissions are open for the 2022 Leigh Douglas Memorial Prize awarded to the best PhD dissertation on a Middle Eastern topic in the Social Sciences or Humanities awarded by a British University in 2021.

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We work to encourage and promote interest in Middle East Studies and to raise awareness of the region and how it is connected to other parts of the world, including the UK.

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Featured Research

Interview | Yaser Alashqar

In this interview with E-International Relations, Yaser Alashqar discusses the role of external actors in the Israel-Palestine conflict, plus the impact...

Ferocious and Fragile: Egypt and the Myth of ‘Authoritarian Stability’ (Gennaro Gervasio & Andrea Teti)

After a brief moment during the 2010-11 Arab Uprisings in which the EU and major Western governments admitted that their support for Middle Eastern autocrats...

Decolonial Solidarity in Palestine-Israel: Settler Colonialism and Resistance from Within (Teodora Todorova)

Recent years have seen the Israeli state become ever more extreme in its treatment of Palestinians, manifested both in legislation stripping Palestinians...

Problematizing Law, Rights, and Childhood in Israel/Palestine (Hedi Viterbo)

In this book, Hedi Viterbo radically challenges our picture of law, human rights, and childhood, both in and beyond the Israel/Palestine context. He reveals...

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