On 12 January 2016, the LSE Middle East Centre and the UAE National Defense College co-hosted a workshop led by Dr Karen Young and Dr Robert Stewart-Ingersoll. The workshop examined labour dynamics in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states. The event took place under the Chatham House Rule and hosted nine speakers who analysed economic migration along with its […]
Film is a medium to normalise our varying perceptions of the world as well as to expose audiences to the events around us. A young Afghan girl defies the expectations of her family and expresses her frustration through rap in Sonita. A group of Syrian refugees chronicle their own journey traversing land and sea to find safety and freedom […]
by Aliya Say
The Nour Festival of Arts has grown rapidly in the past six years, since its first inception by museum curators and public institutions in London’s Borough of Kensington & Chelsea in 2010. Bringing to light the rich array of artistic and cultural production coming out of the Middle East and North Africa today, the festival spans across […]
This article originally appeared on the LSE Department of International Relations blog.
IR Department PhD alumnus, Francis Owtram, is currently assisting with the development of an online portal of archival material which will be of key interest to students of the history and international relations of the Arabian/Persian Gulf. The Qatar Digital Library was launched in October 2014 and is […]
In November 2014 Bahrain held its first parliamentary elections since the anti-government protests erupted in 2011. With the main Shi’a opposition party al-Wefaq’s boycott of the elections and the subsequent arrest of its leader Ali Salman, the role of the elections in determining the future of Bahrain was questioned. On 21 January 2015, the LSE Kuwait Programme organised a […]