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Thursday 20th May 2021

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Islam and Constitutions. The Law and Politics of Sharia Provisions - Online Course
12/05/2021 5:00pm - 26/05/2021 7:30pm
Why all the hype about Islam when drafting a constitution? Why are constitutions so central, to begin with? And what is the politics around references to Islam in them? What are, in particular, the sharia provisions, and how do they work? This online course introduces participants to the conceptual foundations of constitutional law, the articulations of State-Islam relations in contemporary constitutions, and the various models of sharia provisions in a comparative perspective. Sharia provisions, in particular, are considered both in terms of their wording and the overall design.
Middle East and Central Asia Music Forum
20/05/2021 2:00pm
Musicians sitting on a stage warming up to play Middle Eastern music. Middle East and Central Asia Music Forum
The Middle East and Central Asia Music Forum has been running since 2007 and is open to researchers, students and anyone interested in the music and culture of the region. The Forum convenors are Professor Laudan Nooshin (City, University of London) and Professor Rachel Harris (SOAS). For further information please email and
Destructive Creations: Social-Spatial Transformations in Contemporary Baghdad (Webinar)
20/05/2021 3:00pm
LSE Middle East Centre
This webinar will be the launch of Omar Sirri's paper 'Destructive Creations: Social-Spatial Transformations in Contemporary Baghdad' published as part of the LSE Middle East Centre Paper Series. This working paper examines social-spatial transformations in contemporary Baghdad by zooming in on two of the city's most frequented consumer districts, Karada and Mansour.