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St Antony's College

St Antony's College is the most cosmopolitan of the seven graduate colleges of the University of Oxford, specialising in international relations, economics, politics and history of particular parts of the world.
There are more than 400 students from some 77 different countries studying for postgraduate degrees and each year around 100 visiting senior members from the academic, diplomatic, business and political worlds come to the College.

Series associated with St Antony's College

Almanac – The Oxford Middle East Podcast
Asian Studies Centre
Centenary celebration of the first modern Spanish endowment at Oxford
Contemporary Islamic Studies
Europe's Stories Project
European Studies Centre
Free Speech Debate
Israel Studies Seminar
Latin American Centre
Law and Politics from St Antony's College
Middle East Centre
Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies
St Antony's looks at the World
The Tunisian Revolution: Origins, Course and Aftermath
# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Apocalymbo: Trickster Politics in the Age of the Pandemic (and Other Crises) Walter Armbrust (St Antony’s College, Oxford), author of Martyrs and Tricksters: An Ethnography of the Egyptian Revolution (2019), gives a talk for the Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series on 20th November 2020. Walter Armbrust, Michael Willis 25 Nov 2020
2 Peter Bergamin (Oxford): Guns and Moses: Jewish anti-British Resistance during the Mandate for Palestine Peter Bergamin presents some findings and conclusions from his recent research on the British Mandate for Palestine, focusin on the phenomena of Jewish illegal immigration and anti-British terrorism, and their role in Britain’s eventual abandonment of the Peter Bergamin 24 Nov 2020
3 ‘God Does not Discriminate’: Inclusive Mosques Politics in France and the United Kingdom Benjamin Dubrulle (Maison Française d'Oxford), gives a seminar for the MEC Women's Rights Research Seminars. Chaired by Dr Soraya Tremayne (School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford) on 18th November 2020. Benjamin Dubrulle 24 Nov 2020
4 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
5 The Trajectory of the Tunisian Revolution: between Continuities and Disjunctures Professor Sami Zemni (Ghent) gives a talk on the Tunisian Revolution on its 10 year anniversary. Part of the Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series, chaired by Dr Michael Willis (St Anthony's College). Sami Zemni 18 Nov 2020
6 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
7 The New Populist nationalism in Saudi Arabia Madawi Al-Rasheed (KCL and LSE), author of Salman’s Legacy: The Dilemmas of a New Era in Saudi Arabia (2018) and Ben Hubbard (The New York Times), author of MBS: The Rise to Power of MBS (2020) give a talk for the Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series. Madawi al-Rasheed, Ben Hubbard 17 Nov 2020
8 Rajput loyalties in the Mughal age Cynthia Talbot (Texas at Austin) gives a talk for the Asian Studies Centre seminar series on Mughal India and the Rajput. Cynthia Talbot 12 Nov 2020
9 Global histories of hierarachy? Reflections from India on Caste, race and the Black Lives Matter movement Nayanika Mathur (Oxford) and Rosalind O'Hanlon (Oxford) give a talk for the Modern South Asian Studies seminars on the Black Lives Matter movement. Nayanika Mathur, Rosalind O'Hanlon 11 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 Illiberal Liberals and the Future of Dictatorship in Egypt Dalia Fahmy (Long Island University) editor of Egypt and the Contradictions of Liberalism: Illiberal Intelligentsia and the Future of Egyptian Democracy (2017), gives a talk for the Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series. Dalia Fahmy, Daanish Faruqi, Usaama al-Azami 10 Nov 2020
12 Challenging the Limited View - The Case of the Women in Mosques Movement Part of the Middle East Centre Women's Rights Research Seminars. With Dr Mine Yildirim Chair: Dr Nazila Ghanea (Department for Continuing Education,University of Oxford). Mine Yildirim, Nazila Ghanea 06 Nov 2020
13 Domestic audience costs and foreign policy making in India: recent shifts in the BJP's strategy Unlike ever before in India’s history, domestic political calculations and audience costs dictate the shaping of the country’s foreign and security policy. Happymon Jacob 05 Nov 2020
14 Pandemic as event: thinking modern Indian society through a crisis Conjunctures and crises reveal the fault lines of a society. Covid 19 and the resultant lockdown in India have brought back memories of the devastation wrought by the flu epidemic of 1918 and the political crackdown by the colonial government. Dilip Menon 05 Nov 2020
15 Authoritarian or Revolutionary? Reflections on the Nature of the State in the Islamic Republic of Iran Maryam Alemzadeh (Princeton) Siavush Randjbar-Daemi (St Andrews), author of The Quest for Authority in Iran: a history of the presidency from revolution to Rouhani (2017), give a talk for the Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series. Maryam Alemzadeh, Siavush Randjbar-Daemi 04 Nov 2020
16 Reconsidering Early Jewish Nationalist Ideologies Semina: Danielle Drori (Oxford): Yosef Klausner in Translation: Zionism and Christianity The second seminar in the Reconsidering Early Jewish Nationalism Sereis. Danielle Drori discusses Zionism and translation, with a focus on Klausner's Life of Jesus Danielle Drori 03 Nov 2020
17 Orientalism and the Language of the Middle East Lillie Sullivan, Piotr Schulkes, and Hajar Meddah discuss what the Middle East as a region is and how it is portrayed in academia and the media. Piotr Schulkes, Hajar Meddah, Lillie Sullivan 02 Nov 2020
18 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
19 The Dictatorship Syndrome Alaa Al Aswany, author of The Dictatorship Syndrome (2019), gives a talk for the Middle East Centre seminar series. Chaired by Professor Eugene Rogan (St Antony's College, Oxford) Alaa Al Aswany, Eugene Rogan 23 Oct 2020
20 Reconsidering Early Jewish Nationalist Ideologies Seminar: Yair Wallach, (SOAS): Language of Revival or Conquest? Hebrew in the Streets of early 20th century Jerusalem Yair Wallach discusses his book A City in Fragments: Urban Text in Modern Jerusalem (Stanford University Press, 2020). Yair Wallach 22 Oct 2020
21 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
22 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
23 The Kafala System Hajar Meddah, Felix Walker and Piotr Schulkes discuss the Middle East’s controversial Kafala system, that allows employers to exploit workers and undermine their rights without breaking the law. Hajar Meddah, Felix Walker, Piotr Schulkes 28 Sep 2020
24 St Antony's Looks At the World - Ep 7: Dr Thierry Malleret For Episode 7, we are joined by Dr Thierry Malleret (SAM 1991-2), founder and principal author of the Monthly Barometer - www.monthlybarometer.com/. Thierry Malleret 18 Sep 2020
25 The Leszek Kołakowski Lecture: Is Poland still a liberal democracy? Constitutional breakdown and potential revival Wojciech Sadurski (University of Sydney and University of Warsaw), gives the 2019 Leszek Kołakowski Lecture. Wojciech Sadurski 08 Sep 2020
26 30 Years after the Velvet Revolutions of 1989: Time for a New Liberation? In this lecture, Professor Timothy Garton Ash will explore the peculiar character of populism in post-communist Europe, and the considerable forces of resistance to it. Timothy Garton Ash 08 Sep 2020
27 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
28 St Antony's Looks At the World - Ep 1: Professor Simukai Chigudu Professor Simukai Chigudu, Associate Professor of African Politics, joins us to discuss his book The Political Life of an Epidemic: Cholera, Crisis and Citizenship in Zimbabwe and the lessons for today. Simukai Chigudu 26 Aug 2020
29 Antony's Looks At the World - Ep 2: Professor Thomas Hale Professor Thomas Hale, Associate Professor in Global Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government; Fellow of St Antony's College discusses his recent pioneering work on the Covid-19 response tracker. Thomas Hale 26 Aug 2020
30 St Antony's Looks at the World - Ep. 3 Professor Kalypso Nicolaïdis Professor of International Relations, Faculty Fellow, St Antonys College discusses her recent reflections on the Coronavirus pandemic and what it means for our story and myth. Kalypso Nicolaidis 26 Aug 2020
31 St Antony's Looks at the World - Ep. 4 - Professor Archie Brown For our fourth episode of St Antony's Looks at the World, we have Emeritus Fellow Professor Archie Brown discussing his latest book - 'The Human Factor: Gorbachev, Reagan, and Thatcher, and the End of the Cold War'. Archie Brown, Julie Newton 26 Aug 2020
32 St Antony's Looks at the World Ep 5: Adam Pourahmadi For our fifth edition of St Antony's Looks at the World we are delighted to be joined by Adam Pourahmadi (MPhil Modern Middle Eastern Studies, 2015), Digital Producer at CNN. Adam Pourahmadi 20 Aug 2020
33 St Antony's Looks at the World Ep 6: Professor Sir John Redwood MP with Dr Zachary Karabell For our sixth edition of St Antony’s Looks at the World, we present two of our most distinguished alumni: Professor the Rt Hon Sir John Redwood (History, 1971) interviewed by Dr Zachary Karabell (Middle Eastern Studies, 1988). Sir John Redwood, Zachary Karabell 20 Aug 2020
34 10th Anniversary Dahrendorf Lecture Europe's Story: Phoenix or Phantom? Timothy Snyder (Yale) gives the 10th Anniversary Dahrendorf lecture on Friday May 3rd 2019. Introduced by Manfred Lahnstein (ZEIT-Stiftung) and chaired by Timothy Garton Ash (Oxford). Timothy Synder, Timothy Garten-Ash, Manfred Lahnstein 18 Jun 2020
35 Germany, Europe and the West - 2020 Annual Ralf Dahrendorf Memorial Lecture The 2020 Dahrendorf Lecture, given by Dr Norbert Röttgen (Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee, German Bundestag). The discussant is Gideon Rachman (Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator, Financial Times). Chaired by Professor Timothy Garton Ash (St Antony's). Norbert Röttgen 15 Jun 2020
36 10th Anniversary Dahrendorf Lecture and Colloquium 8. Concluding discussion:from cacophony to polyphony? What Stories Does Europe Tell? Contested Narratives, Complex Histories, Conflicted Union. With Natalie Nougayrede (Guardian), Daniel Judt (Oxford) Chair: Timothy Garton Ash (Oxford). Natalie Nougayrède, Daniel Judt, Timothy Garton Ash 12 Jun 2020
37 10th Anniversary Dahrendorf Lecture and Colloquium 7. Europe's stories seen from outside What Stories Does Europe Tell? Contested Narratives, Complex Histories, Conflicted Union. With Pratap Bhanu Mehta (Ashoka University, Delhi), Sonia Lucarelli (University of Bologna), Khaled Fahmy (Cambridge) Chair: Faisal Devji (Oxford). Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Sonia Lucarelli, Khaled Fahmy, Faisal Devji 12 Jun 2020
38 10th Anniversary Dahrendorf Lecture and Colloquium 6. Europe's insider outsiders What Stories Does Europe Tell? Contested Narratives, Complex Histories, Conflicted Union. With Ayyam Sureau (Association Pierre Claver, Paris), Katalin Barsony (Romedia, Budapest), Ayse Kadioglu (Sabanci University, Istanbul), Chair: Ruth Harris (Oxford). Ayyam Sureau, Katalin Barsony, Ayse Kadioglu, Ruth Harris 11 Jun 2020
39 10th Anniversary Dahrendorf Lecture and Colloquium 5. Europe's (his)story in schools, museums, theatre and foundations What Stories Does Europe Tell? Contested Narratives, Complex Histories, Conflicted Union. Steffen Sammler, Constanze Itzel, Katie Ebner-Landy, Michael Schwarz 10 Jun 2020
40 10th Anniversary Dahrendorf Lecture and Colloquium 4. Writing a history of Europe What Stories Does Europe Tell? Contested Narratives, Complex Histories, Conflicted Union. Ian Kershaw, Andreas Wirsching, Margaret MacMillan, Paul Betts 10 Jun 2020
41 10th Anniversary Dahrendorf Lecture and Colloquium 3. The power and perils of narrative What Stories Does Europe Tell? Contested Narratives, Complex Histories, Conflicted Union. With Andrew Hurrell (Oxford), Kalypso Nicolaidis (Oxford), Carolin Duttlinger (Oxford) Chair: Rasmus Nielsen (Oxford). Andrew Hurrell, Kalypso Nicolaidis, Carolin Duttlinger, Rasmus Nielsen 10 Jun 2020
42 10th Anniversary Dahrendorf Lecture and Colloquium 2.Contested narratives of today's Europe What Stories Does Europe Tell? Contested Narratives, Complex Histories, Conflicted Union. Andras Lanczi, Slawomir Sierakowski, Damian Boeselager, Gisela Stuart 10 Jun 2020
43 10th Anniversary Dahrendorf Lecture and Colloquium 1.What do Europeans know? What do they care? What Stories Does Europe Tell? Contested Narratives, Complex Histories, Conflicted Union. With Isabell Hoffmann (eupinions, Bertelsmann Foundation), Katrin Bennhold (New York Times), Christian Rauh (WZB), Daniel Judt (Oxford). Isabell Hoffmann, Katrin Bennhold, Christian Rauh, Daniel Judt 10 Jun 2020
44 Looking forward to the next 100 years of the Osma Studentship Dr Mariam Rosser-Owen, Osma Student ‘99–00, head curator of the Arab World collections at the V&A, traces with a specialist eye the collection at the Instituto and her research there, followed by an expert roundtable on the future of the Studentship. Mariam Rosser-Owen, Carole Souter, Miriam Ali de Unzaga, Xenia Elsaesser 02 Jun 2020
45 Osma Students from the past: The stories of British novelist Inez Pearn, first woman to hold the studentship ‘35–36, and Dr Alan Forey, Osma Student ‘56–57 and '57–58 Simon Deefholts and Louisa Long, grand-daughter of Inez Pearn, talk about her time in Madrid before the Civil War as a source of inspiration for her novels. Dr Alan Forey, reader emeritus at the University of Durham, recalls his studentship in the 1950s. Simon Deefholts, Alan Forey, Louisa Long 02 Jun 2020
46 Stories of past de Osma Students and a journey through the Bodleian Archives exploring the history of the studentship Osma Student ‘93–94 Dr Bruce Taylor speaks on his experiences in Madrid and predecessors who have passed, and centenary-organiser Dr Marina Pérez de Arcos shares her archival research on the history of the first modern Spanish endowment at Oxford. Bruce Taylor, Marina Perez de Arcos 02 Jun 2020
47 An archival apprenticeship experience and a biographical profile of Guillermo de Osma Introduced by Bodley’s Librarian Richard Ovenden, Prof Duncan Wheeler speaks on his experience as a studentship holder in 2009, and art historian Guillermo de Osma shares a biographical profile of his great-granduncle. Richard Ovenden, Duncan Wheeler, Guillermo de Osma 02 Jun 2020
48 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
49 Hizky Shoham - The Emotional Scripting of Boycotts: The Nazi-Zionist Agreement in Jewish Public Culture During the 1930s Hizky Shoham discusses the 'emotionologies' surrounding the Nazi-Zionist 'Transfer agreement.' Hizky Shoham 26 Feb 2020
50 The Saudi Arabia of Muhammad bin Salman: How Much Change? Professor Gregory Gause (Head of International Affairs Department, The Bush School of Government and Public Service) gives a talk on Saudi Arabia crown prince Muhammad bin Salman. Introduced by Dr Toby Matthiesen (St. Antony's College, Oxford. Gregory Gause 25 Feb 2020
51 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
52 Book Launch - Utopia and Civilisation in the Arab Nahda Peter Hill (Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne), gives a talk on his new book, Utopia and Civilisation in the Arab Nahda. Chaired by Professor Eugene Rogan (St. Antony's College, Oxford). Peter Hill 12 Feb 2020
53 The struggle for Iraq's political field after the assassination of Qasim Sulimani, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis; the protest movement, Iraq's militias and the ruling elite Professor Toby Dodge, LSE, gives a talk for the Middle East Studies Centre seminar series. Chaired by Dr Toby Matthiesen (St. Antony's College, Oxford). Toby Dodge 07 Feb 2020
54 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
55 Justice and Islamic Law: Mazalim Courts and Legal Reform Professor Jonathan Brown, Georgetown University, gives a talk for the Middle East seminar series. Chaired by Dr Usaama al-Azami (St Antony's College). Jonathan Brown, Usaama al-Azami 29 Jan 2020
56 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
57 Iran, Iraq and the US after the Qasim Sulemani assassination Panel discussion looking at US, Iranian and Iraqi politics after the Qasim Sulemani assassination. Held in Oxford on Monday, 20th January 2020 Felix Gedney, Emma Sky, Sir Simon Mayall, Toby Matthiesen 28 Jan 2020
58 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
59 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
60 Ethics at the Edge of Madness Ethics at the Edge of Madness - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Anand Vivek Taneja 20 Jan 2020
61 The Opioid Epidemic in India The Opioid Epidemic in India - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Bhrigupati Singh 20 Jan 2020
62 Psychoanalysis of the Oppressed, A Practice of Freedom Psychoanalysis of the Oppressed, A Practice of Freedom - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Ankhi Mukherjee 20 Jan 2020
63 Issues in Public Health in India Issues in Public Health in India - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Keshav Desiraju 20 Jan 2020
64 The Indian Oedipus The Indian Oedipus - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Shruti Kapila 20 Jan 2020
65 Welcome Welcome - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Roger Goodman, Baroness Royall of Blaisdon 20 Jan 2020
66 Mental health and stress the multi-disciplinary teams approach Mental health and stress the multi-disciplinary teams approachl - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Georgia Watson 20 Jan 2020
67 Community-based interventions for common mental disorders in low and middle-income countries Community-based interventions for common mental disorders in low and middle-income countries - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Soumitra Pathare 20 Jan 2020
68 Public Health England’s Global Mental Health initiative Public Health England’s Global Mental Health initiative - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Anees Pari 20 Jan 2020
69 Non-specialist health worker interventions for mental health care in low- and middle- income countries Non-specialist health worker interventions for mental health care in low- and middle- income countries - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Prathap Tharyan 20 Jan 2020
70 Opening address Opening address - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Premila Webster 20 Jan 2020
71 Responsive mental health systems to address the poverty, homelessness and mental illness nexus Responsive mental health systems to address the poverty, homelessness and mental illness nexus - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Lakshmi Narasimhan 20 Jan 2020
72 Innovative provision of primary mental health care in rural India Innovative provision of primary mental health care in rural Indial - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Pallab Maulik 20 Jan 2020
73 Ecology and Mental Health in India Ecology and Mental Health in India - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Maan Barua, Sushrut Jadhav 20 Jan 2020
74 Identifying perinatal depression in resource-constrained settings Identifying perinatal depression in resource-constrained settings - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Gracia Fellmeth 20 Jan 2020
75 The Mental Health Act in India - what next? The Mental Health Act in India - what next? - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Keshav Desiraju 20 Jan 2020
76 Working outside the traditional clinical model Working outside the traditional clinical model - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Anna Tharyan 20 Jan 2020
77 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
78 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
79 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
80 Iraq and Iran: old foes, ambivalent allies Ambassador Wilks CMG (HM British Ambassador to Iraq), gives a talk for the Middle East Centre seminar series. Ambassador Wilks CMG 15 Nov 2019
81 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
82 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
83 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
84 Martyrs and Tricksters: An Ethnography of the Egyptian Revolution Professor Walter Armbrust (St. Antony's College, Oxford) gives a talk for the Middle East Studies Centre seminar series. Chaired by Professor Eugene Rogan (St. Antony's College, Oxford). Walter Armbrust 22 Oct 2019
85 Hirak: A roundtable on the Algerian protests Roundtable discussion looking at the Algerian protests. With Michael Willis (St Antony’s College), James McDougall (Trinity College), Hicham Yezza (Ceasefire Magazine) and Latefa Guemar (University of East London). Michael Willis, James McDougall, Hicham Yezza, Latefa Guemar 20 Jun 2019
86 George Antonius Memorial Lecture: Reflections on Three Decades in Pursuit of Palestinian Statehood Dr Saeb Erekat (Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization) gives the 2019 George Anronius Memorial Lecture. Chaired by Professor Eugene Rogan (St Antony's College). Saeb Erekat 20 Jun 2019
87 Lecture and Book Launch- The politics of family law reform in Jordan and Morocco: Two seemingly similar monarchies, two different approaches Dr Dorthe Engelcke (Max Planck Institute, Hamburg) gives a discussion Chair: Dr Michael Willis (St Antony's College). Dörthe Engelcke 14 Jun 2019
88 The Thirty Year Genocide - Turkey's destruction of its Christian minorities, 1894-1924 Professor Benny Morris and Professor Dror Ze'evi give a talk for the Middle East Studies Centre seminar series. Chaired by Dr Laurent Mignon (St Antony's College). Benny Morris, Dror Ze'evi 03 Jun 2019
89 Situating the Study of Islam in Global Intellectual History: Toshihiko Izutsu's Middle-Earth Armando Salvatore (McGill University) gives a talk as part of the following conference: Neither Near Nor Far: Encounters and Exchanges between Japan and the Middle East. Armando Salvatore 29 May 2019
90 Reflections on Recent Events in the Republic of Sudan Panel discussion on the Republic of Sudan. Joint event with The Sudanese Programme, held in St Antony's College on May 3rd 2019. Ahmed al-Shahi, Sara Abdelgalil, Richard Barltrop 10 May 2019
91 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
92 Revolution in Iran 1978-1979: Assessments and Reassessments upon the Fortieth Anniversary Middle East Centre seminar with Touraj Atabaki (International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam), Stephanie Cronin (Oxford University, Siavush Randjbar Daemi (University of St Andrews). Chaired by Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi (University of Oxford) Touraj Atabaki, Stephanie Cronin, Siavush Randjbar Daemi, Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi 01 May 2019
93 Inside Tunisia's al-Nahda: Between Politics and Preaching Rory McCarthy (Magdalen College, Oxford) gives a talk for the Middle East Centre seminar series, chaired by Michael Willis (St Antony's College). Rory McCarthy, Michael Willis 01 May 2019
94 Women's Rights Research Seminar - From Kurdistan to Europe: Kurdish Literary, Artistic and Cultural Activism by Kurdish Women Intellectuals Dr Ozlem Belcim Galip (Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellow, The School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford) gives a talk for the Middle East Centre seminar series, chaired by Marilyn Booth (Magdalen College). Ozlem Belcim Galip, Marilyn Booth 01 May 2019
95 Twenty-first century: populism, neoliberalism, and their discontents Andrew Arsan (University of Cambridge) gives a talk for the Middle East Centre. Chaired by Walter Armbrust (St Antony's College). Andrew Arsan 01 May 2019
96 In Search of Institutional Order: Can the Shi'a Marja'iyya Depart from Traditional Limits and Unlock the Future Potential? Dr Abbas Kadhim (Atlantic Council) gives a talk for the Middle East Centre seminar series, charied by Toby Matthiesen (St Antony's College). Abbas Kadhim 30 Apr 2019
97 How and why did a large majority of Jews survive the Holocaust in France? Professor Jacques Semelin (Sciences Po, Paris) presents a multifactorial analysis which can explain the survival of Jews in occupied France, without forgetting the dead. Professor Kalypso Nicolaidis (St Antony's College, Oxford) chairs. Jacques Semelin, Kalypso Nicolaidis, Robert Gildea, Ruth Harris 30 Apr 2019
98 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
99 Creative Commons The Folly of Secularism Dialogues on the theopolitics of the nation-state: Israel in a wider context. Session 2: Liberalism and Secularism: a dialogue between Elizabeth Shakman Hurd (Northwestern) and Yolanda Jansen (Amsterdam) Elizabeth Shakman Hurd and Yolande Jansen discuss the notion of the “secular,” liberal politics of the nation-state. Session 2 in a series of three Elisabeth Shakman Hurd, Yolande Jansen 03 Apr 2019
100 Creative Commons The Folly of Secularism Dialogues on the theopolitics of the nation-state: Israel in a wider context. Session 1 Religion and Politics: a dialogue between William Cavanaugh (DePaul) and Timothy Fitzgerald (Centre for Critical Research on Religion) Timothy Fitzgerald and William Cavanaugh discuss the politics and history of the conceptual duality and its current usages. First session in a series of three Timothy Fitzgerald, William Cavanaugh 03 Apr 2019