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1 History, politics, and Anecdotes with Eugene Rogan Piotr Schulkes and Eugene Rogan discuss the importance of history in contemporary Middle Eastern politics, how the West discusses the region, and a number of stories from Rogan’s time at Oxford. Piotr Schulkes, Eugene Rogan 22 Feb 2021
2 The War Lawyers: The United States, Israel and Juridical Warfare This talk was given as part of the Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) Seminar Series. Craig Jones 19 Feb 2021
3 Jamie Stern-Weiner: IHRA: The Politics of a Definition Jamie Stern-Weiner (Oxford) traces the genesis and evolution of a controversial 'working definition' of antisemitism. Jamie Stern-Weiner 16 Feb 2021
4 Lebanon’s Economic and political crisis Piotr Schulkes, Felix Walker, and Michael Memari cover the ongoing crises in Lebanon’s political and economic systems. Michael Memari, Felix Walker, Piotr Schulkes 09 Feb 2021
5 Anna Prashizky: Connecting Ethnicity and Space: The New Russian-Mizrahi-Mediterranean Pop Culture in Israel’s Periphery Ann Prashizky discusses 'self orientalistation' by the 1.5 generation of FSU immigrants to Israel. Anna Prashizky 02 Feb 2021
6 Tal Shamur (Cambridge): The emergence of melancholic citizenship at the urban periphery: The case of south Tel Aviv protest against global migration Tal Shamur presents his work on the melancholic protest of Hatikva residents. Tal Shamur 19 Jan 2021
7 Forcing the End Times: US Christian Zionism and Israel Breakout session on 'Religion, Peace and Conflict.' First talk: Carlo Aldrovandi, Ph.D. candidate, Peace Studies, Univ. of Bradford, on 'Forcing the End Times: US Christian Zionism and Israel'. Carlo Aldrovandi 11 Jan 2021
8 Avi Shlaim on Revisionist History and Israel Piotr Schulkes and Avi Shlaim, Fellow of the British Academy, sit down to discuss Israel’s New Historians; who they are, what they believe, and the popular reception to it. Avi Shlaim, Piotr Schulkes 20 Nov 2020
9 Reconsidering Early Jewish Nationalist Ideologies Seminar: Yuval Evri (KCL) - The Return to Al-Andalus: Disputes Over Sephardic Culture and Identity Between Arabic and Hebrew Yuval Evri discusses his new book, The Return to Al-Andalus, Disputes Over Sephardic Culture and Identity Between Arabic and Hebrew Yuval Evri 17 Nov 2020
10 Nahshon Perez (Bar-Ilan) and Yuval Jobani (Tel Aviv): Governing the Sacred: Political Toleration in Five Contested Sacred Sites Nachshon Perez discusses Perez and Jobani's co-authored book on the politics of contested sacred sites Nachshon Perez 10 Nov 2020
11 Hadeel Abu Hussein (Oxford): Palestinian Arab Citizens in Israel, Equality Struggle Hadeel Abu Hussein discusses the historical stages of the Palestinian Arab citizens in Israel with respect to their political formation and social experience as individuals and a collective starting from 1948, until nowadays. Hadeel Abu Hussein 27 Oct 2020
12 Sandy Kedar: Emptied Lands - A Legal Geography of Bedouin Rights in the Negev. Prof. Sandy Kedar (Haifa) discusses his co-authored book on the legal rights of the Bedouin in the Negev. Sandy Kedar 14 Oct 2020
13 Female Entrepreneurship in the Middle East Frederike Brockhoven sits down with Rania Ayman of Entreprenelle, Yasmeen Mjalli of Babyfist, and Lina Khalifeh of Shefighter to discuss female entrepreneurship in the Middle East. Frederike Brockhoven, Rania Ayman, Lina Khalifeh 07 Oct 2020
14 Normalization, annexation, and the Palestinians Piotr Schulkes, Frederike Brockhoven, and Michael Memari discuss the impact of the normalization of the UAE-Israeli relationship on Netanyahu’s annexation plan, why it's yet more bad news for Palestinians, and American reticence to improve the situation. Michael Memari, Frederike Brockhoven, Piotr Schulkes 08 Sep 2020
15 Refugee Studies Centre: Book launch - Palestinian Refugees in International Law Book launch for the new book Palestinian Refugees in International Law by Lex Takkenberg and Francesca Albanese. Lex Takkenberg, Francesca Albanese 02 Apr 2020
16 Larissa Remennick - The Israeli Diaspora in Berlin: Back to Being Jewish? Larissa Remeniick discuss the origins and present condition of the new (post-2010) Israeli diaspora in Berlin Larissa Remennick 19 Feb 2020
17 Lotem Perry-Hazan: Ethnic segregation in the Haredi education in Israel: Policies and practices Lotem Perry-Hazzan discusses ethnic discrimination in admissions to Haredi schools in Israel Lotem Perry-Hazzan 05 Feb 2020
18 Heather Munro: Ashkenazi Hegemony in Haredi Israeli Society and Implications for the Future Heather Monro discusses the implications of Ashkenazi Hegemony in the Israeli Haredi society. Heather Munro 28 Jan 2020
19 The Making of the Israeli Far Right Book Talk by Peter Bergamin Peter Bergamin discusses his new book: The Making of the Israeli Far-Right: Abba Ahimeir and Zionist Ideology Peter Bergamin 22 Jan 2020
20 Creative Commons Seyed Ali Alavi - Iran and Palestine: Past, Present and Future Ali Alavi discusses the history of Iran's relations with Palestinian organisation and the Palestinian cause, and their implication to Iranian-Israeli relations. Ali Alavi 22 Jan 2020
21 Creative Commons Tamar Calahorra, Competition between Members of Parliament and Governmental ministries on Policy Outcomes through Legislation – Israel as a Test case Dr. Calahorra studies some dramatic changes in the ways legislation is conducted in Israel Tamar Calahorra 03 Dec 2019
22 Creative Commons Nancy Hawker - Palestinian multilingualism: A perfectly normal adaptation to colonialism, conflict and late capitalism Nancy Hawker (The Aga Khan University) considers the developing place of Arabic in official nation-statist platforms in Israel Nancy Hawker 27 Nov 2019
23 Creative Commons Yoav Ronel - 'Love, Zionism and Melancholy in the Prose of Micha Yosef Berdichevsky' Yoav Ronel (Bezalel and BGU) considers representations of a melancholic national and subjective desire in the prose of Micha Yosef Berdichevsky (1865-1921) Yoav Ronnel 20 Nov 2019
24 Creative Commons Avihu Shoshana - 'Nocturnal Inequality: Ethnographies of Social Selection and Waiting in Line for Night Clubs in Tel-Aviv' Avihu Shoshana (Haifa University) discusses findings from his ethnography of social selection in Israeli night-clubs. Avihu Shoshana 13 Nov 2019
25 Creative Commons Jonathan Leslie - Fear and Insecurity: Competing Narratives of the Iran-Israel Relationship Jonathan Leslie considers the history of Iran's "becoming" and existential threat in Israel Jonathan Leslie 06 Nov 2019
26 Moriel Ram, 'A tale of sand and snow: Bar-Lev line and the Hermon ski site as material fantasies' Moriel Ram (SOAS) discusses how sand and snow produce potent imageries and physical realities in Israeli political culture. Moriel Ram 05 Nov 2019
27 Episode 6: The .01 Percent In this episode, Israeli poet Tahel Frosh talks to us about her debut poetry collection Betsa (Avarice, 2014), financial crisis, and the value of culture. Tahel Frosh, Adriana X Jacobs 29 May 2019
28 Desert in the Promised Land: The Politics and Semiotics of Space in Israeli Culture Yael Zerubavel (Professor Emerita of Jewish Studies and History, Rutgers University) gives a talk for the Middle East Centre, chaired by Professor Yaacov Yadgar (Stanley Lewis Professor of Israel Studies, St Anne's). Yael Zerubavel 10 May 2019
29 Episode 3: A Language for Grief Interview with Israeli poet Shimon Adaf, author of Aviva-Lo (Aviva-No, 2009). Shimon Adaf, Adriana X Jacobs 08 May 2019
30 Creative Commons The Folly of Secularism Dialogues on the theopolitics of the nation-state: Israel in a wider context. Session 3: Israel: a dialogue between Yehouda Shenhav (Tel Aviv) and Yaacov Yadgar (Oxford) Yehouda Shenhav and Yaacov Yadgar discuss the uses and misuses of a discourse on “Judaism” in Israel. Session 3 in a series of three. Yehouda Shenhav, Yuval Evri, Yaacov Yadgar 03 Apr 2019
31 Creative Commons Avner Offer: Quality of Life and Well-being in Israel Today Avner offer discusses how to measure -- and how to understand the measurements -- of quality of life and well-being in Israel. Avner Offer 06 Mar 2019
32 Creative Commons Eyal Chowers - The emerging notion of sovereignty in contemporary Israel Eyal Chowers considers Israeli democracy, liberalism, and the emerging notion of sovereignty in the state Eyal Chowers 06 Mar 2019
33 Creative Commons Menachem Klein - Abbas' Leadership in a State Postponed Menachem Klein discusses the political biography and leadership of Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority. Menachem Klein 06 Feb 2019
34 Khaled Furani - Putting Israel on the Couch: A Palestinian challenge from within the Leviathan Khaled Furani deconstruct sovereignty, and considers some alternatives. Khaled Furani 23 Jan 2019
35 Creative Commons Netta Cohen - When climate takes command: Jewish-Zionist scientific approaches to climate in Palestine 1900-1948 How did Zionist scientist see climate in Palestine? Netta Cohen 16 Jan 2019
36 Creative Commons What future for Israel and Palestine? Dr Marwan Bishara (Academic Visitor, St Antony's College) gives a seminar for the Middle East Centre. Chaired by Eugene Rogan (St Antony's College). Marwan Bishara, Eugene Rogan 07 Dec 2018
37 Creative Commons Brian Klug - Defining antisemitism, demonizing Zionism, excoriating Corbyn: The current controversy over the left and the Jews Brian Klug analyses the controversy around antisemitism in the Labour Party and the limits on the criticism of Zionism. Brian Klug 28 Nov 2018
38 Creative Commons Preventing Palestine: A Political History from Camp David to Oslo Dr Seth Anziska (Mohamed S. Farsi-Polonsky Lecturer in Jewish-Muslim Relations, University College London), gives a talk for the Middle East Studies Centre. Seth Anziska 26 Nov 2018
39 Orna Sasson-Levy - Gendered citizenship: The case of Women Breaking the Silence Orna Sasson-Levy discusses the cast of women soldiers who decide to speak Orna Sasson-Levy 21 Nov 2018
40 Creative Commons Adriana X Jacobs - A gift from Sinai: Translation and nation-building Adriana Jacobs (Oxford) discusses the role of translation in the constitutive era of modern Hebrew literature. Adriana X Jacobs 16 Nov 2018
41 David Tal - The making of alliance: The making and history of US-Israel relationships David Tal discusses the making and history of US-Israel relationships. David Tal 16 Nov 2018
42 Yakov Rabkin - Israel: The Russian Connection Yakov Rabkin (University of Montreal) discusses the roots of Israeli political culture in the Zionist beginnings in the Yiddish speaking regions of the Russian Empire. Yakov Rabkin 26 Oct 2018
43 Yaacov Yadgar - The Nation-State bill and the meaning of Israel’s Jewish identity Yaacov Yadgar discusses the recently passed Basic-Law: Israel the Nation State of the Jewish People, and discusses how it plays into Israel's Jewish Identity Crisis Yaacov Yadgar 10 Oct 2018
44 Book Event: On the Arab Jew, Palestine, and Other Displacements Jacqueline Rose (Birkbeck), Kfir Cohen (Van Leer Jerusalem Institute), Moshe Behar (The University of Manchester), Hakem Al-Rustom (Michigan), Ella Shohat (New York University) discuss at the book event. Chaired by Eugene Rogan (St Antony's College). Jacqueline Rose, Kfir Cohen, Moshe Behar, Hakem Al-Rustom 28 Aug 2018
45 The Question of Judeo-Arabic: Nation, Partition, and the Linguistic Imaginary Ella Shohat (New York University) gives a lecture for the middle east centre, chaired by Yaacov Yadgar (Stanley Lewis Professor of Israel Studies, St Anne's). Comments by Yuval Evri (SOAS). Ella Shohat, Yaacov Yadgar, Yuval Evri 28 Aug 2018
46 Creative Commons Kfir Cohen - Israeli Literature as Global Literature Kfir Cohen discusses Israeli literature as global literature (broadly defined) Kfir Cohen 25 Jun 2018
47 Bashir Abu-Manneh - Habibi’s The Pessoptimist and 1948 Bashir Abu-Manneh discusses Emile Habibi’s The Pessoptimist and 1948. Bashir Abu-Manneh 31 May 2018
48 Rami Ginat - Egyptian Communist Voices of Peace (1947-1958) Rami Ginat discusses the Egyptian Communist Party's stance on Israel in its formative first decade of statehood. Rami Ginat, Yaacov Yadgar 30 May 2018
49 Creative Commons Faisal Devji: Jewish Pecedents and Muslim Nationalism Faisal Devji discusses the surprising relations between Pakistani nationalism and Zionism. Faisal Devji, Yaacov Yadgar 02 May 2018
50 Israel and Palestine: Why Britain Should Recognize the Second State Sir Vincent Fean KCVO, gives a talk for the Middle East Studies seminar series. Sir Vincent Fean 03 Apr 2018
51 Gaza: Martyrdom and Betrayal Norman G Finkelstein gives a talk for the Middle East Studies seminar series. Norman Finkelstein 03 Apr 2018
52 Yuval Evri: Andalusian Legacies: the role of al-Andalus/Sepharad in the political and cultural history of Israel/Palestine Yuval Evri discusses the uses of the the image of Al-Andalus in political and cultural discourses in the turn of the 20th Century. Yuval Evri, Yaacov Yadgar 07 Mar 2018
53 Creative Commons Galia Sabar: African Migration to Israel - Chronicle of a Failure Foretold The history and politics of African migration to Israel Galia Sabar, Yaacov Yadgar 21 Feb 2018
54 Almog Behar - Between Hebrew and Arabic The politics, culture, and reality of Hebrew and Arabic in Israel and beyond. Almog Behar, Yaacov Yadgar 14 Feb 2018
55 Eugene Rogan - The Myth of the Campbell-Bannerman Report: Arab views on Israel after the Suez Crisis On the origins and context of a little know (for some obvious reasons) chapter in the history of the Zionism. Eugene Rogan 08 Feb 2018
56 Creative Commons Haim Yacobi - Israel, Africa: Identity, Culture and Politics Haim Yacobi (UCL) gives a talk on Israel in Africa, Africa (and Africans) in Israel. Haim Yacobi, Yaacov Yadgar 30 Jan 2018
57 What challenges does Israel face in the world today? Noa Landau (Editor-in-Chief at Haaretz English Edition) gives a talk for the middle east studies centre seminar series. Noa Landau 08 Dec 2017
58 Avi Shlaim - A Jordanian Perspective on Israel Prof. Avi Shlaim reviews the history of the Jordanian-Israeli relations, and considers how Israel is viewed and understood from the Jordanian side Avi Shlaim, Yaacov Yadgar 29 Nov 2017
59 Jews, Israel and Debate: Understanding Israel in the Diaspora Why and how should we study Diaspora Jews' relation to Israel? Ilan z Baron, Yaacov Yadgar 31 Oct 2017
60 The Role of Jerusalem in Reconciliation in Israel and Palestine John Bell gives a talk for the OTJR seminar series, John Bell 20 May 2016
61 Britain and Palestine: Balfour to Blair Lecture presented by Professor Avi Shlaim (Middle East Centre) and Richard Makepeace (Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies) at the Middle East Centre, St Antony's College on 19th February 2016. Avi Shlaim, Richard Makepeace 22 Feb 2016
62 Creative Commons The Limits of Refusal: Israel, Lebanon, and the Shadow of 1982 Lecture given by Dr Seth Anziska (Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, UCL) at the Middle East Centre, St Antony's College, 9th February 2016. This event was co-sponsored by the MEC and the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies. Seth Anziska 10 Feb 2016
63 Creative Commons Transitional (In)justice in Israel/Palestine Nimer Sultany, University of London, gives a talk for the OTJR seminar series on Monday, 1 June 2015. Nimer Sultany 15 Jul 2015
64 Creative Commons Israel - Palestine: Can Europe Save the Two-State Idea A talk as part of the Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series Alon Liel 27 Mar 2015
65 Creative Commons How European Governments subcontract policy on Israel/Palestine to parliamentarians,civil society and businesses A talk as part of the Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series Phyllis Starkey 27 Mar 2015
66 Creative Commons RSC 2014 Conference: Refugee Voices: Panel 14 – Detention and deportation RSC 2014 Conference: Refugee Voices. Lectures by Louise Newman; Julian Caruana and Alexia Rossi; Devorah Wainer; and Mollie Gerver. Recorded on 25 March 2014 at St Anne's College, University of Oxford. Louise Newman, Julian Caruana, Alexia Rossi, Devorah Wainer 19 May 2014
67 Creative Commons The Perception of Victory: Israel’s Recent Experiences of Winning and Losing the Narrative Tim Fawdry-Jeffries considers observer perceptions of the outcome of war, taking as examples the Second Lebanon and Gaza Wars. Tim Fawdry-Jeffries 30 Apr 2014
68 Creative Commons Hassan Rohani's Strategy to Avoid War Thomas Flichy reflects on the current politics of Iran and its role in the wider region. Thomas Flichy de la Neuville 13 Nov 2013
69 Creative Commons FMR 44 Deportation of South Sudanese from Israel Israel's aggressive campaign of arrest and deportation of South Sudanese asylum seekers contravenes the principle of non-refoulement and international standards for voluntary, dignified return. Laurie Lijnders 04 Oct 2013
70 OxPeace 2013: Birds as Peacemakers in the Middle East: Session 2B Environmental Peacebuilding Yossi Leshem, Israel, gives a talk for the OxPeace 2013 conference: The Future of Peace Building. Yossi Leshem 21 May 2013
71 Creative Commons OxPeace 2013: Olive Tree Scholarship Program: Session 1B: Universities and Peacebuilding Yoav Bornstein and Elizabeth Jadon (Israel/Palestine) gives a talk for the OxPeace 2013 conference: The Future of Peace Building. Yoav Bornstein, Elizabeth Jadon 21 May 2013
72 Creative Commons FMR 42 Identity and integration in Israel and Kenya Expression of non-conforming sexual orientation and gender identity depends on social, legal, cultural and political opportunities which provide space for exploration and the emergence of new identities. People's protection will also depend on these. Yiftach Millo 10 May 2013
73 Creative Commons Lessons of The Crisis 2007-2012 Stanley Fischer, Govenor of the Bank of Israel and Humanitas Visiting Professor of Economic Thought, gives a talk for the Humanitas program. Stanley Fischer 10 Nov 2012
74 Creative Commons Muslim Zion: Pakistan and Israel, twin religious states/Politics of Al-Qaeda Dr Faisal Devji gives a talk for the Oxford Humanities Research Showcase conference held on the 11th July 2011. Faisal Devji 24 Aug 2011
75 Pre-Emptive Strikes - Israel and Iran Dr Tamir Meisels, Tel Aviv University, gives a seminar for the Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict Seminar Series. Tamir Meisels 24 Aug 2011
76 Creative Commons Between Collectivism and Individualism The Reflection of the Israeli-German Relationship in Israeli Dance from the 1970s till Nowadays. Dana Mills, DPhil candidate in Political Theory, University of Oxford gives a talk for the OTJR seminar series, introduced by Phil Clark. Dana Mills 29 Jun 2011
77 FLJS part 5: Closing Remarks: Cases of Family Reunification and use of torture Aharon Barak talks about the implications for human rights law of Israel barring family reunification between Palestinian and Israeli citizens. Part 5 of the 2009 Foundation for Law Justice and Society Annual Lecture. Aharon Barak 24 Jul 2009
78 FLJS part 4: The Relationship between Political and Judicial Branches Aharon Barak discusses how the political and judicial branches of government balance their sometimes conflicting interests with the rights of the citizens. Part 4 of the 2009 Foundation for Law Justice and Society Annual Lecture. Aharon Barak 24 Jul 2009
79 2009 Annual Lecture: Human rights and their limitations: the role of proportionality The former President of the Israeli Supreme Court Aharon Barak addresses the appropriate balance between security and the safeguarding of human rights. Aharon Barak 24 Jul 2009
80 From Communism to Zionism: Moses Hess (1957) 1957 Lucien Wolf Memorial Lecture. Lecture on the Jewish philosopher Moses Hess, one of the founders of Zionism and a committed Socialist. Berlin also discusses Hess’s evolution as a philosopher, from International Socialism to Zionism. Isaiah Berlin 15 Apr 2009