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Tuesday 13th October 2020

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Quo Vadis: Welfare State in the post Arab Spring 2.0.
10/10/2020 9:00am - 13/10/2020 4:00pm
The Middle East Studies Association (MESA)
The objective of the panel is to allow 15-20 scholars to come together to hold in-depth discussions of papers on welfare state in the MENA region, that may lead at the end of the panel to publications, research projects, etc. If you are interested in the topic, don't hesitate to consult the call for papers (panel 18) here and submit your paper before February 14.
Israel and the Gulf: From Secret to Open Relations
13/10/2020 3:30pm
LSE Middle East Centre
Following the signing of the US-brokered "Abraham Accord" between the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Israel in September 2020, this webinar will explore the background and implications of this agreement for the Middle East and Arab-Israeli relations. It will address the reasons for exposing long-clandestine Israeli-Gulf links, the possible impact of this development on Israeli-Palestinian relations, and the likelihood of additional peace agreements between Israel and Arab countries.
Love and Resistance in the Films of Mai Masri
13/10/2020 5:30pm
SOAS Middle East Institute and the Centre for Palestine Studies
This book covers Mai Masri's three decades documenting iconic moments of Palestinian and Lebanese linked history. Her films, unique for giving agency to her subjects, tell much about the untold, unseen people, namely women and children, who lived these experiences of war and occupation. Former Lebanese political prisoner Soha Bechara praised her feature film 3000 Nights as "the ‘Lest we forget' of Palestine." Her focus on the social and political climates of the vivid lives of unseen people connects to the deepening violence in Palestine today.
Black Monuments Matter
05/10/2020 9:00am - 31/03/2021 5:00pm
The Aga Khan University's Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations and the Zamani Project at the University of Cape Town
The Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations and the Zamani Project at the University of Cape Town are pleased to present the online exhibition "Black Monuments Matter". Black Monuments Matter recognises and highlights African contributions to world history by exhibiting World Heritage Monuments and architectural treasures from Sub-Saharan Africa. In doing so, this exhibition sweeps away ideas based on racist theories and hopes to contribute to both awareness of African identity and pride of African Heritage.