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Contemporary Middle East Series

The Contemporary Middle East Series, sponsored by PIR,  brings together expertise on Middle East from PIR, the School of Social and Political Science and a wider international network of scholars. To date the series has included events featuring colleagues' research, or an invited expert on a topic, or briefing roundtables representing different expert perspectives on a specific conflict or event,  film screenings, and workshops linked to significant events or anniversaries. 

The series will include around 5-6 events in 2019/20.

CME Series

Date / Time Details Where
18th Oct 2019 16:30 (2 hours) Seminar: The Yemen War: Why Peacemaking Isn’t Working
Speaker: Joost Hilterman # Programme Director (Middle East) International Crisis Group
Violet Laidlaw Room, Chrystal Macmillan Building
25th Oct 2019 16:00 (1 hour) Seminar: Youth, Temporality and Political Violence: Performing Kurdish Collective Memory
Speaker: Prof Leyla Neyzi # Sabanci University, Istanbul
Violet Laidlaw Room, Chrystal Macmillan Building
26th Nov 2019 17:00 (2 hours) Seminar: From Mubarak to ISIS: Revolution and counter-revolution in the Contemporary Middle East
Speaker: Professor Charles Tripp # SOAS; Speaker: Dr Jamie Allinson # University of Edinburgh, PIR
LG.10 David Hume Tower, George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JX
5th Dec 2019 18:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar: For the Love of Humanity: The World Tribunal on Iraq
Speaker: Dr Ayça Çubukçu # London School of Economics
Violet Laidlaw Room, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, EH8 9LD
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