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Event | What is Transnational Feminist Solidarity Today?

This roundtable discussion responds to the recent uprisings taking place in Iran, asking how we can engage in meaningful forms of solidarity through transnational, feminist, and queer movements and perspectives.

Statement in solidarity with Iran-based academic staff and students

The BRISMES Committee on Academic Freedom has published a statement of solidarity with academic staff and students in Iran who have been protesting following the death of Jina Mahsa Amini.

*Change of Date* 2022 BRISMES Annual Lecture with Nadje Al-Ali

We are delighted to announce that Professor Nadje Al-Ali will give the 2022 BRISMES Annual Lecture. The title of the lecture will be Feminist Dilemmas and Ambivalences: Gendered and queer perspectives on the Middle East.

Event | Contemporary Arabic Literature and Literary Translation

On Wednesday 19 October, the BRISMES Outreach & Pedagogy Committee, will host this panel discussing contemporary Arabic literature and literary translation published in the last dozen years, particularly following the onset of the ‘Arab Spring’.

Workshop on Kurdistan in International and Regional Affairs

The 2022 International Workshop: 'Kurdistan in International and Regional Affairs II' took place on 15 September 2022 in Erbil (KRI, Iraq). The event, jointly organised by the French Lebanese University, Rojava University and BRISMES, brought together...

Event | BRISMES-Balfour Project Event: Peace Advocacy Fellowship

This event, organised by BRISMES and the Balfour Project, is an opportunity for postgraduate students (and final year undergraduate students) who have already read about the Balfour Project Peace Advocacy Fellowship, to meet the team, learn about the...

Letters regarding the imprisonment of PhD student Salma al-Shehab

On 24 August, the BRISMES Committee on Academic Freedom wrote to the Vice-Chancellor of University of Leeds and to the UK government to express our alarm at the conviction and jailing of University of Leeds PhD student Salma al-Shehab. We are appalled...

Letters to LSE and Edinburgh in light of UNFCCC partnerships

We have written to LSE and the University of Edinburgh to urge them to clarify and restate their commitment to academic freedom in light of their partnerships with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) whose annual conference,...