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Event | Remembering Sarah Hegazi: Queer Mourning and Militancy in the MENA

Join the BRISMES Outreach & Pedagogy Committee on 14 June for an online panel bringing together queer feminist scholars and activists from the MENA to reflect on Sara Hegazi's political legacy

Event | The Question of Palestine in International Perspective

On 7 June, BRISMES Vice-President Neve Gordon will be in conversation with with Francesca Albanese, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967

2023 BRISMES Annual Conference: registration open for non-presenting delegates

We are pleased to announce that registration for non-presenting delegates for our 2023 BRISMES Conference 'Ecology, Crisis, and Power in the Middle East' has now opened! Please register by 31 May, 12 PM (UK time).

BRISMES Signs Joint Letter Calling for the Immediate Release of Dr Salah Soltan

BRISMES has signed a joint letter from 51 organisations calling for the release of Dr Salah Soltan, an arbitrarily detained academic in Egypt. The co-signing organisations believe that the Egyptian authorities’ abuse of Dr Soltan, a legal US permanent...

BRISMES Signs Joint Letter Urging UN Not to Endorse IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

BRISMES has joined a coalition of 104 organisations calling on the United Nations not to endorse or adopt the IHRA working definition of antisemitism

Call for Nominations for BRISMES Secretary and Vacancies on BRISMES Council (2023-2026)

Nominations are invited for the position of BRISMES Secretary and for four vacancies on BRISMES Council. The terms for these positions will be three years (July 2023- July 2026).

Watch 'Earthquake in Turkey and Syria: Post-disaster state, international and bottom-up responses'

We are pleased to share a recording of this online panel which is now available to watch on the BRISMES YouTube channel

Event | Earthquake in Turkey and Syria: Post-disaster state, international and bottom-up responses

Registration is open for this online event examining reactions to the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria by the Turkish and Syrian states, the international community, and the population with the goal of shedding light on the workings of hybrid...