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Lessons Learned — Professor Burhan Ghalioun’s Keynote Address from Syria Conference

With generous sponsorship from the RCUK’s Global Uncertainties Programme and the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster, the LSE MEC held Inside Syria: 18 Months On, a one-day conference on Syria last week. Throughout the next week or so, we’ll be sharing transcripts and videos of the conference proceedings here. First up is an […]

September 26th, 2012|News & Events, Transcripts|1 Comment|

If Stoves Could Kill

Tweet Stoves as a solution to sexual violence in Darfur? LSE PhD student and 2012-2013 Emirates PhD Support Award Winner  Samer Abdelnour argues that NGOs must be aware of the power of political advocacy to make complex realities into manageable problems with simple solutions. This piece first ran on Stanford University’s Social Innovation Review blog. By Samer Abdelnour When San Diego-based Invisible Children […]

September 18th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Syria set for drawn out conflict

Tweet There should be no doubt, says MEC Director Fawaz Gerges in a piece which originally ran on the BBC website,  that Syria has descended into an all-out civil war. On 20 September, the LSE MEC will hold a one-day conference on Syria. Though it is impossible, due to time and the complexity of the conflict, to cover all aspects of the current situation in […]

August 30th, 2012|News & Events|0 Comments|

conversation 21 (or why we’ve been hunting for photographers on Twitter)

Tweet If you are following the MEC on twitter, you may have noticed our recent interest in amateur photography in the Middle East and North Africa. You may have wondered what’s going on over there? Our search for photographers is all part of conversation 21, an art festival, generously supported by LSE’s Annual Fund, that the MEC will hold over several weeks […]

August 20th, 2012|News & Events|0 Comments|

Why None of the Revolutions Have Caused an Arab Leader to Fall

Tweet Does language matter when writing about the Arab uprisings? In a piece first published on Arabs Think, Mona Chalabi challenges the use of the verb, ‘fall’, in analyses of the revolutions. “Hosni Mubarak didn’t lose power because of gravity,” she writes, “and Ben Ali certainly wasn’t force to flee Tunisia because of a lack of good balance.” This is the first […]

August 15th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

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