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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

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...

Submissions Open For 2023 Early Career Development Scholarship

We are pleased to invite submissions for the 2023 BRISMES Early Development Scholarship which aims to support activities geared toward strengthening the academic profile and CV of an early career scholar. Two prizes of £3,000 each are available.

Statement of Support for the Centre for Lebanese Studies

The BRISMES Committee on Academic Freedom has published a statement of support for the Centre for Lebanese Studies (CLS), which recently and abruptly had its partnership with the Lebanese American University (LAU) terminated. The committee wishes to express...