Conferences

Connecting Conflict-Related Displacement with WPS

by Zeynep Kaya

The Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda has great transformative potential, and puts the gendered impacts of conflict at the centre of discussions and actions on conflict. It calls for including women affected by, or part of, conflicts in peacebuilding and conflict-resolution processes, ensuring the protection of their rights and provisions for their specific needs. Despite this, […]

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    Monolithic Representations of ‘Arabness’: From the Arab Nationalists to the Arab Gulf

Monolithic Representations of ‘Arabness’: From the Arab Nationalists to the Arab Gulf

by Rana AlMutawa
This is part of a series of memos presented as part of a workshop organised by the LSE Middle East Centre on 5 October 2018, looking at national identity and the Emirati state.

Many of the pre-oil Ajami, Baloch, East African and Indian influences on the local cultures in the Gulf have become part of everyday life. For hundreds of years, the Gulf has had […]

State Building, State Branding and Heritage in the UAE

by Rima Sabban
This is part of a series of memos presented as part of a workshop organised by the LSE Middle East Centre on 5 October 2018, looking at national identity and the Emirati state.

Since their relatively recent inception, state discourse across the Gulf has been framed around the mantra of ‘the protection of the past while moving forward’. Heritage has been an essential component […]

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    Why More Research on the Bottom-Up Constructions of National Identity in the Gulf States is Needed

Why More Research on the Bottom-Up Constructions of National Identity in the Gulf States is Needed

by Idil Akinci
This is part of a series of memos presented as part of a workshop organised by the LSE Middle East Centre on 5 October 2018, looking at national identity and the Emirati state.

Participating in 2018’s workshop at the LSE Middle East Centre had me reflect once again on the perceived sensitives of conducting research in the Gulf states. This is especially clear when studying identity, […]

Sports and Heritage in the UAE

by Natalie Koch
This is part of a series of memos presented as part of a workshop organised by the LSE Middle East Centre on 5 October 2018, looking at national identity and the Emirati state.

The idea that the world is divided into separate ‘nations’ is so pervasive today that it can be difficult to imagine how it might be otherwise. But this geopolitical ordering of […]

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