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Fawwaz Traboulsi is coming to London and other upcoming MEC events

Professor Fawwaz Traboulsi, one of Lebanon’s leading academics, will speak at LSE this coming Monday, 18 February, from 630 to 8 pm. In his lecture,  ‘In the Eye of the Storm: The History of Lebanon Revisited’, he’ll talk about the problems and challenges in writing the history of Lebanon, how he has dealt — and proposes — to deal with them. The […]

February 13th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Arab World VS East Asia: Economic Development

Tweet While East Asia’s economic success has soared in the past three decades, the Arab world has lagged behind. The University of Singapore’s Dr Ali Kadri takes a closer look at this frequent comparison and explores where things went wrong for Arab economies. “The reason for the poor Arab developmental showing,” he argues, “is that the citizens in the Arab world had been denied the […]

February 1st, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Hear ye, hear ye: Latest MEC podcasts on #Jordan and #Algeria

Are you looking for a bit of context following the Jordanian elections last week  or in  the wake of Algeria’s In Amenas gas plant attack?  We have some podcasts for you:
On 23 January, Dr Tariq Tell, a political economist currently teaching at the Centre for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies at the American University of Beirut, examined the history of […]

Book Review — Anthony Shadid’s House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East

Tweet Before award-winning journalist Anthony Shadid died in February while reporting on the crisis in Syria, he wrote a memoir about returning to the town in Lebanon from which his relatives immigrated to the US at the turn of the 20th century and rebuilding the house which they left behind. Writer and blogger Marina Chamma, also an LSE Alum, reviews Shadid’s House […]

December 12th, 2012|Book Reviews|1 Comment|
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    Human Rights: The Universal Declaration vs The Cairo Declaration

Human Rights: The Universal Declaration vs The Cairo Declaration

Tweet On the 64th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), LSE Masters student Jonathan Russell explores the differences between the UDHR and the Organisation of Islam Cooperation’s Cairo Declaration of Human Rights in Islam (CDHRI) and argues that the CDHRI limits the universal rights enshrined in the declaration six decades ago today. By Jonathan Russell When […]

December 10th, 2012|Uncategorized|23 Comments|

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