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Contemporary Middle East Series 2020/21

Tue 15 September 2020

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The Edinburgh Centre for International and Global Law is pleased to co-sponsor a lecture as part of the Contemporary Middle East Series convened by the Middle East cluster within the Politics and International Relations at the University of Edinburgh.

The series brings together scholars and practitioners with expertise on the Middle East to share their experience and work in a series of public lectures. The 2020/21 lectures will take place on Zoom, with booking available via Eventbrite.

The 2020/21 Contemporary Middle East Series

The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine

23 October 2020, 3pm - 4.30pm

Speaker: Rashid Khalidi, Columbia University
Discussant: Anthony Gorman (Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, UoE)
Co-Sponsors: UoE’s Politics and International Relations; Islamic and Middle East Studies; RaceEd

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The Universal Enemy

November 12, 2020 5pm - 6.30pm

Speaker: Darryl Li, University of Chicago
Discussant: Nehal Bhuta (Edinburgh Law School, UoE)
Co-Sponsors: UoE’s Politics and International Relations; Social Anthropology; Edinburgh Centre for International and Global Law

Reflections on Salafism in Egypt

November 18, 2020 2pm - 3.30pm

Speaker: Stéphane Lacroix, Sciences Po Paris
Discussant: Frederic Volpi (Alwaleed Centre, UoE)
Co-Sponsors: UoE’s Politics and International Relations; Alwaleed Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World

Familiar Futures: Time, Selfhood, and Sovereignty in Iraq

Feb 23, 2021 5:00pm - 6.30pm

Speaker: Sara Pursley, New York University
Discussant: Nida Alahmad (Politics and International Relations, UoE)
Co-Sponsors: UoE’s Politics and International Relations; Islamic and Middle East Studies

Sinews of War and Trade: Shipping and Capitalism in the Arabian Peninsula

March 8, 2021 3pm - 4.30pm

Speaker: Laleh Khalili, Queen Mary University of London
Discussant: Kevin Donovan (Centre of African Studies, UoE)
Co-Sponsors: UoE’s Politics and International Relations; Social Anthropology; Centre of African Studies

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