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Tuesday 17th November 2020

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London Palestine Film Festival
13/11/2020 9:00am - 26/11/2020 11:00pm
London Palestine Film Festival
The London Palestine Film Festival aims to create a stimulating platform that brings together filmmakers, scholars and the public in order to encourage crucial dialogue regarding Palestine's film industry, its culture and its politics. This year's programme offers cinema screenings at the Barbican, as well as online streams (available across the UK) of a selection of the latest works exploring Palestine. From feature dramas to documentaries, there's a film for everyone. #LPFF2020
The Origins of the Syrian Conflict: Climate Change and Human Security
17/11/2020 1:00pm
LSE Middle East Centre
This event will be the launch of Marwa Daoudy's latest book The Origins of the Syrian Conflict: Climate Change and Human Security. Does climate change cause conflict? Did it cause the Syrian uprising? Some policymakers and academics have made this claim, but is it true? This study presents a new conceptual framework to evaluate this claim. Contributing to scholarship in the fields of critical security, environmental security, human security, and Arab politics, Marwa Daoudy prioritizes non-Western and marginalized perspectives to make sense of Syria's place in this international debate.
Webinar: The G20 Presidency: Saudi Arabia's Goals, Priorities and Challenges
17/11/2020 2:00pm
Chatham House
Saudi Arabia will be hosting virtually the G20 on 21 November at a time of global economic uncertainty due to the impact of COVID-19 and declining oil prices. The summit has prioritized the theme of 'protecting lives and restoring growth,' with G20 countries having contributed USD 21 billion to COVID-19 research and USD 11 trillion to collectively stabilize the global economy. Panellists will assess Saudi Arabia's G20 goals and achievements alongside domestic economic challenges, its future relationship with the United States and wider regional developments.
Women, Writing and the Iraqi Ba'thist State: Contending Discourses of Resistance and Collaboration
17/11/2020 5:30pm
SOAS Middle East Institute
Women, Writing and the Iraqi Ba‘thist State: Contending Discourses of Resistance and Collaboration, 1968-2003 (Edinburgh University Press, 2020) traces the turbulent history of Ba'thist discourses on women and state patronage of the novel, and explores various literary responses from a wide spectrum of Iraqi women writers. It attempts to show the correlation between 'progressive' discourses on women and the rise of a nationalist novel, both of which were used as markers of culture and progress by the State.
CfP: Pre-modern comparative literary practice in the multilingual Islamic world(s)
17/11/2020 11:50pm
Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation Research Centre (OCCT)
This conference is co-organized by Huda Fakhreddine (University of Pennsylvania), David Larsen (New York University), and Hany Rashwan (University of Birmingham), and hosted by the Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation Research Centre (OCCT), University of Oxford, 23-24 July 2021. Abstracts should be sent in a word document, along with a short biography that contains academic affiliations and publications. Please use the IJMES transliteration system. The deadline for all submissions is 17 November 2020. Please send the abstract to the conference's email:
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.