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conversation21: it’s on!

The opening of conversation21, the MEC’s first art festival, generously sponsored by the LSE Annual Fund, is just days away and we are getting excited here at the Centre. For months, we’ve been on a wild hunt for young photographers, musicians and filmmakers from the Middle East and North Africa. That’s led us all over the place, virtually and actually, meeting […]

Iraq undermines Turkey’s Middle East policy

Tweet Turkey’s long term strategy of limiting Iranian expansionism has put the country at odds with Iraq, a dynamic that’s become further complicated by the conflict in Syria. Yet, as LSE PhD Ranj Alaaldin points out, Ankara should be careful what it wishes for. By Ranj Alaaldin Relations between Iraq and Turkey are fast deteriorating. Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has designated Turkey a hostile state, […]

October 31st, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Haytham Manna’s Lecture at LSE: Violence and Democratic Perspectives in Syria

Tweet On 22 October, Dr Haytham Manna, head of the Syrian National Coordination Body for Democratic Change, delivered a lecture as part of the MEC’s evening lecture series. The following is a copy of his lecture, a podcast of which is expected to be available soon here.  By Dr Haytham Manna “I hate the Alawites and the Shiites. We are going to […]

October 24th, 2012|Transcripts|0 Comments|

“Persistent Failure” — An Al Shabaka Policy Briefing

Tweet The following is the executive summary of a new briefing for Al Shabaka, The Palestinian Policy Network, a non-partisan, non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and foster public debate on Palestinian human rights and self-determination within the framework of international law. LSE PhD Alaa Tartir and co-author  Jeremy Wildeman, a PhD candidate at the University of Exeter, argue that the […]

October 22nd, 2012|Research|0 Comments|

Downtown Beirut: Between Amnesia and Nostalgia

Tweet Imagine a life without any memories. As LSE PhD and 2012-2013 Emirates PhD Support Award Winner Hadi Makarem writes, without memories, we have lives without pasts, without any anticipations for the future and importantly, lives without identities. In the face of different memories across the population that were often hostile to one another, at end of the Civil War in Lebanon, leaders […]

October 17th, 2012|Research|1 Comment|

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