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2007

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Dec

   
Wed 5th Dec 

The Idea of Iraq by Professor Hugh Kennedy
Wednesday 5th December 2007 
Time: 6.30 - 8pm
Venue: Committee Room 12, Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A OAA
Nearest Underground: Westminster

Professor Hugh Kennedy will challenge the idea that Iraq was just a modern creation of the 20th Century. He will argue that there was an historical idea of Iraqi identity that precedes the modern Iraqi state and can be traced back to the seventh and eighth centuries.

About the Author
Hugh Kennedy (MA, PhD (Catab) is Professor of Arabic at the Faculty of Languages and Cultures at SOAS, London. He was formally professor of History at the University of St Andrews. Among his research topics are the History of the Islamic Middle East, Islamic Archaeology and Muslim Spain.
Professor Kennedy has written extensively on his topics of interest, including; The Great Arab Conquests. How the Spread of Islam Changed the World We Live In (2007), Revised ed. of Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates, 600-1050 (2004), The Court of the Caliphs (2004),Mongols, Huns and Vikings: Nomads at War (2003), The Armies of the Caliphs: military and society in the early Islamic State (2001), Muslim Spain and Portugal: a political history of al-Andalus (1996), Crusader Castles (1994),Al-Mansur and al-Mahdi; being an annotated translation of vol. xxix of the History of al-Tabari (1990),The Early Abbasid Caliphate; a Political History (1981)

 

Nov

 

 
Wed 8th Nov 

IMC UK lecture: Iraq : Picking up the pieces in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis 
Venue: IMA UK head office in Angel 254-258 Goswell Road , London EC1V 7EB .  
Admission is still free.
Time: 6.30pm

 
Saturday 24 Nov Arab Media Watch is proud to present Al Hurrieh - Freedom Concert, Saturday 24 November 2007.
Full details of this event are available at:http://tinyurl.com/yrtngp
 

Oct

   
27 Oct

Lecture: LONDON MIDDLE EAST INSTITUTE, School of Oriental and African Studies
Date:
Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme ON THE contemporary Middle East: 2006/07: Israel's dilemma in Palestine:origins and solutions
Speaker:
Ghada Karmi,University of Exeter
Time: Tuesday 30th October – 5.30pm
Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS (All Welcome) - This lecture is free and there is no need to book. 
Tea and biscuits are available from 5pm. For further information contact: The London Middle East Institute at SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street,Russell Square, London, WC1H OXG,  lmei@soas.ac.uk, W: www.lmei.soas.ac.uk

 
27 Oct The Plight of Iraqi People under Occupation

• Over a million violent Iraqi deaths since 2003. Many more due to breakdown of hospitals, water pollution and depleted uranium contamination. 
• Over a thousand professionals, academics, journalists, and medics murdered. 
• 4.5 million Iraqis displaced Iraqis, half abroad. With little education and job prospects a powder keg of anger and violence is threatening the whole region and the world. This dwarfs the scale of the Palestinian displacement of half- a century ago. 
• 30,000 Iraqi detainees at any one time by the US forces, and twice that number by the Western-armed Iraqi forces, ridden with sectarianism and criminal gangs. The ‘Iraqi government’ admits to 700 women detainees accused of terrorism. Rape and abuse cases have never been investigated. 
• Western multinational Corporations are making blatant oil fields grab, encouraging partition, ethnic and sectarian cleansing in Iraq. 

Conference programme:
10.30 - 10.45 Welcome and Opening: Haifa Zangana 
10.45 - 11.30 Forced Migration; Mazin Yunis & Mundher Al Adhami, Chair: Nawal Zangana
11.30 - 11.45 Coffee break
11.45 – 12.45 The intellectual cleansing: Dr Ismail al–Jalili, Mohammed Kamil Aref, & Prof. John Akker - Chair: Rusul Muhrij
12.45- 1.45 Lunch
1.45 – 2.45 Iraq's Guantanamo Camps: Sabah Al Mukhtar . Chair: Tahrir Numan.
2.45 - 3.00 Tea break
3.00 – 3.30 Control of the Oil is the Mission: Mustafa Elemara . Chair: Malak Hamdan
3.30 - 3.50 Justice for Iraq: Iraq Occupation Focus speaker and Mundher Al Adhami 
3.50 – 4.00 Summary - Haifa Zangana
 

Sept

   
17-18 Sept 2nd SOAS Conference on Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Middle East
Organised by: The Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS, London>
Subject: the issue of Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Middle East and the UN-endorsed objective of making the region a zone free of WMD.
States represented will include Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, while Pakistan and South Africa will also present their views. Both the EU and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office will send a spokesperson, as well as German SDP Parliamentary spokesman on foreign affairs Gert Weisskirchen. See the programme here.
In the week of the conference, the eyes and ears of the world will be focused on the issue of WMD in the Middle East as the IAEA examines the Iran issue and holds it annual meetings. In London, we at SOAS are hosting this conference to provide a broader perspective on the issues, emphasising the need for universality and disarmament.

We hope that you will visit our website www.cisd.soas.ac.uk for further details and to register for free.
 
Sunday 9 Sept Global Peace Festival and Art Awards
Venue:
Imperial College, London.
Time: 12-9pm. (The programme for the day looks very good).
For details see: http://www.flickr.com/groups/479746@N22/ 
http://www.globalpeacefestival.org/
 
  Spotlight on Syria Conference: A conference taking place in London as a follow-up to the Banking Conference held last year in Damascus.  
9 Sept

 

Arab Media Watch annual fundraising dinner
Venue: the Royal Garden hotel on Kensington High Street, London.
Time: 7pm (Dress code is black tie).
Reservations: Click here
 

Aug

   
31 Aug - 3  Sept The 29th Convention of NAAMA (National Arab Medical Association), Las Vegas.
Enquiries: naama@naama.com
 

July

   
Sat & Sun 29 July  diaspora music london: Free festival weekend: featuring 20 groups of performers from London's rich mix of world communities
Venue: Hyde Park, London - North of the Serpentine.
Time: 1.00 - 9.00 pm
Contact 020 7841 0505
www.culturalco-operation.org
 
23 - 27 July  CLEAR SPOT London Live! Radio Series
Resonance 104.4FM streamed on www.resonancefm.com: Lively conversations between artists from different diaspora communities.
 
Sunday 15 July  Medical Aid for Palestinians: Please join the Brent PSC & Zaytoun stall and help ...... give out leaflets, collect signatures, sign up new members, sell merchandise at the
Kilburn Festival 2007
Venue: Kilburn Grange Park - (Entrances on Kilburn High Road, Palmerston Road & Messina Avenue) NW6
Time: 1pm - 7pm
Entrance: FREE With LIVE MUSIC of national and international artists including ROOT JACKSON'S UFBI,THE SUGAR KINGS, SUKU DIA KONGO, BAHAREQUE, DJs MARCEL AND RANDY P plus ~ DANCE ~ DJS ~ FUN FOR KIDS ~ ARTS ACTIVITIES ~ STALLS ~ FOOD ~ FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT ~ EXHIBITIONS ~ COMEDY ~
Festival info: 020 7372 6790 - http://www.kilburnfestival.co.uk
easy to get to http://www.tfl.gov.uk for travel info or call 020 7222 1234
Contact Brent Palestine Solidarity Campaign by e-mail or phone to pledge your help for the day.
 
14 July  Charity event for Iraqi War Orphans: Arabian Nights 21st 
Venue: Beeston Youth Community Centre, West End, Beeston, NG9 1GL
Time: Hot Arabic buffet 7.00pm-11.30pm followed by Baklawa, tea and coffee.
Tickets: Adults: £20.00, Children <14: £6.00.
Cheques payable to: K Abbid and sent to: 50 Ullswater Rd, Congleston, Cheshire, CW12 4JQ.
 
Friday 13 July 

 

MAP: Fundraising Concert
Venue:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, Islington, N1 2XD
(nearest tube: Highbury & Islington)
Time: 7.45pm (Doors open at 7.00pm)

Info: Come and support a special evening of Music and Dance in aid of MAP's emergency work in Gaza & the West Bank.
Featuring: Al-Zaytouna Dabke Troupe, The Choir of London, Jazz musician Gilad Atzmon, Egyptian Dance Master Shafeek Ibrahim, Singer/Oud player Nizar Al-Issa and Tabla/keyboards Tariq Said.

Tickets: from www.unionchapel.org.uk  and on door. / Additional donations are welcome and please circulate as widely as possible.
 
     
1 - 15 July  Liverpool Arabic Art Festival (click here for details)  
7 July 

 

The Jerusalem Fundraining Ball in  support of the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem .
For details contact:
William Metcalf,  0207 935 0050 and 07768 315 097 or williammetcalf@btconnect.com

 
5 July 

The prospects for Palestine and its people: Organised by Arab Media Watch, the Council for Arab-British Understanding and the Next Century Foundation.

Venue: The Arab-British Chamber of Commerce, 43 Upper Grosvenor Street, London W1K 2NJ
Date: Thursday 5 July 2007
Time: 6.45pm for 7pm start

In the last few weeks, Palestine effectively descended into civil war and is now being run by two rival administrations: one in the Gaza Strip and the other in the West Bank. Palestinians, regional players and the international community are unable to break this unprecedented impasse. Sanctions continue, as do Israel's occupation, colonisation and barrier-construction. Meanwhile, Tony Blair has become the Quartet's Middle East envoy. A prestigious panel will discuss the prospects for Palestine and its people:

Speakers:
Gideon Rachman - Regular columnist, Financial Times
Mary Dejevsky - Editorial writer and columnist, The Independent
Khaled Hroub - Al Jazeera presenter, author of "Hamas: A Beginner's Guide," director of the Arab Media Project at Cambridge University
Alastair Crooke - Former British intelligence officer in the Middle East, former special adviser to EU high representative Javier Solana, founder and director of Conflicts Forum
Chair:Zaki Chehab - Political editor, Al Hayat and LBC, author of "Inside Hamas: The Untold Story of Militants, Martyrs and Spies"

 
1 - 6 July  The 21st International Medical Convention of NAAMA (National Arab Medical Association), Allepo, Syria. Enquiries: naama@naama.com- Details click here.  

June

   
Saturday 30 June Annual Dinner: British Arab Medical Association
Venue: Churchill Hotel, Portman's Square, London
Contact: Dr Raja Coumine
 
Tuesday 26 June Open Invitation
Seminar on British Immigration and Asylum laws - Guest speakers Salah Al-Hashimi and Surendar Matthew- Immigration layers - Organised by Iraqi Community Association, London.

Venue
: The Polish Centre, Malinowa Room-2nd Floor, 238-246 King Street, London W6 0RF. Nearest tube statio: Hammersmith or Ravenscourt Park
Buses
: 266, 27, 190, 267, 290, 391, H91, 72, 220, 9, 295, 11, 10.
Time: Tuesday 26/6/2007 at 7.30pm>

" قوانين واجراءات اللجوء البريطانية " : يقيم المنتدى العراقي ندوة حول طلبات لجوء واقامة العراقيين في بريطانيا- يستضيف فيها صلاح الهاشمي (محامي هجرة),  و سوريندر ماثيور (محامية هجرة ولجوء من المركز القانوني لهمرسميث وفولهام)
يوم الثلاثاء المصادف 26 حزيران 2007, الساعة السابعة مساءً , على قاعة المركز البولوني

The Iraqi Association: tel: 020 8741 5491. fax: 020 8748 9010
email: info@iraqiassociation.org / iraqicommunity@btclick.com
website: www.iraqiassociation.org
 
23 June

Leighton House Museum will be hosting Talks for both artists on  Saturday 23 June 2007, 2-5pm: £6, £3 concessions.  Places limited; booking essential: email museums@rbkc.gov.uk

 
16 June

 

'Walk for Iraq',: organised by Nadia Al-Shadhir
Event: Walk for charity - Hastings to Rye
Objectives: To raise money to fund life-saving activities in Iraq
Meeting point/time: Charing Cross Station at 8.15a.m
Target Amount: £7000

Info: Please join us on a rewarding journey to discover the stunning coastal views of Hastings whilst gaining an insight into one of Britain’s most historic cities, and visiting one of Rye’s very own medieval gems, the Cinque Ports (Five Ports).
The walk will cover a distance of 19 kilometres from which you will emerge enriched by history and picturesque scenery. All funds raised from this event will go to the British Red Cross (BRC) to be supplied to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Iraq, in helping to carry out their life-saving work throughout the country. 
The following are just a few of their many initiatives that you would be contributing to directly by sponsoring or participating in our walk: Food distribution, Provision of hygiene parcels, Provision of household necessities, Providing access to clean water, Providing access to sanitation services, Provision of medical services, Support for hospitals - Providing access to life saving medical treatments, Re-uniting loved ones through a tracing program

Contact: www.justgiving.com/walkforiraq 
To sign up please e-mail walkforiraq@gmail.com where your name will be added to the www.justgiving.com/walkforiraq  website.
http://www.walkingclub.org.uk/book_2/walk_29/photos.shtml 
http://www.visitrye.co.uk 
 
9 June Arab Club in Britain Annual Dinner
Time: 7.00 pm
Details & Reservations:
Programme includes the pop singer Hinda Hicks of an Arabic extracts, Al-Zaytouna Debka Folkloric Group, and the Arabic Orchestra conducted by Yahya Abu-Saada  aith the Arabic singer Samer.
 
9 June

 

Demonstration by Enough is Enough on the international day of action to mark the 40th anniversary of the Six Day War and Israel's military occupation of Palestine.
Assembly point: Lincoln's Inn Fields for the march to Trafalgar Square (click here for map).
Time: 1.30pm (The nearest tube is Holborn (Picadilly and Central lines), and Temple (Central and District lines) is just a few minutes walk further away.- MAP Download the flyer.
 
8-10 June

Arts Unwrapped the UK ’s biggest Open Studios event.  Their studios will be open to the public 8-10 June 2007.  For location and times please visit link or info@ascstudios.co.uk.

 
8 June

 

The Arab Women Association’s Summer lunch
Time: 12 noon.
Hosted by:
Mrs. Dalal Al Duwaisan, wife of His Excellency Mr. Khaled Al Duwaisan, the ambassador of Kuwait at their residence.
Reservations: 22 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8,

 
Wed 6 June

ayagallery: Exhibition Preview
Sophisticated Ways: Destruction of an Ancient City Click here for details
Time:  7.30-9.30pm, Inauguration & Talk 8pm

 

May

   
     
Fri 25 May Alive in Medical City: Talk by Dr Amir Al Mukhtar recent Director General of Baghdad Medical City.
Organised by: The Islamic Awareness Society Presents
Time: 6:00pm sharp
Venue: Lecture Theatre F, St. George's University of London
Refreshments will be served
Dr Al Mukhtar worked at Baghdad medical complex for 2 and a half years following the fall of Saddam before returning to a consultant surgeon's role in Scotland. The lecture will provide a unique and fascinating insight into medical student and doctor life in current day Iraq.
Following this we will also be launching the SGUL medical book donation scheme in for Iraq in association with the Student Iraqi Medical Association and explain how you can take part in this simple and valuable initiative.
SGUL Islamic Awareness Society (IAS) in association with the Student Iraqi Medical association (SIMA). Contact: email: oaweid@gmail.com
  /  www.islamic-awareness.co.uk
 
Thurs 24 May

 

ENOUGH Public Meeting: 40 years of military occupation in Palestine - Launch of Devon, ENOUGH!
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm
Venue: Music Room, Exeter Central Library 
Speaker: Tony Davies recently returned from Gaza & the West Bank
Programme: Showing of a short film.followed by Discussion on how to take the Enough Campaign forward.
Free refreshments, and Palestinian goods and crafts on sale
Free Admission All Welcome
 
Tues 22 May

 

Lecture by William Dalrymple: From the Holy Mountain; Christians of Syria and the Modern Middle East.
Followed by screening of unseen footage from a Channel 4 Documentary on the monasteries of Syria and the Christians/Muslims relationship.
Venue: The British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y (Map)
Time: Arrivals 12.00pm, Start 12.30pm
Tickets: available in advance only. £20 for Members and £30 for non-members 
Remarks:In his highly acclaimed ‘From the Holy Mountain: A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium’ the award winning writer and historian William Dalrymple recorded his first-hand account of the Christian communities in the Middle East and how they changed over time. Amazed by places like the Monastery of Saidnaya in Syria where Muslim pilgrims far outnumber Christian ones Dalrymple conclude: “The Eastern Christians and the Muslims lived side by side for nearly one and a half millennia because of a degree of mutual tolerance and shared customs unimaginable in the solidly Christian West.” "Today the West often views Islam as a civilization very different from and indeed innately hostile to Christianity. Only when you travel in Christianity's Eastern homelands, do you realise how closely the two religions are really linked."
Dalrymple has updated his impressions with several subsequent visits to Syria; his most recent one particularly focused on the Christian Iraqis as they found safe haven in Syria. In this talk Dalrymple will take us throughout this journey, with particular emphasis on Syria.

Refreshments and finger buffet available after the lecture
 
Thursday 17 May  Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) Annual Dinner
Venue: Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel, London SW1X 9PY. 
Details:
This is the MAP’s main fundraising event and all proceeds are directed towards the funding of MAP’s humanitarian and emergency work in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon
Further information: http://www.map-uk.org/pages/MAP_events.html
Tickets or sponsoring the event: call MAP at 0207 226 4114.
 
Thursday 10 May WHAT I HEARD ABOUT IRAQ - Winner Fringe First Award 2006 - Followed by Debate on the issues raised in the show.
(This is a hard-hitting, powerful verbatim documentary drama of the Iraq war, employing direct quotes from politicians, military chiefs, soldiers and Iraqi citizens to reveal the unfolding human story behind the US led invasion of Iraq. In addition to the cast of five speaking the words of dozens of people caught up in the conflict. The show  e show started out as an article in the London Review of Books, and was subsequently translated into dozens of languages and published across the world.
Adapted for the stage by LA Times Critics Award winning writer Simon Levy, this vital and powerful verbatim drama is a constantly updated documentary of the Iraq war, employing direct quotes from politicians, military chiefs, soldiers, and Iraqi citizens to reveal the unfolding human story behind the US-led invasion of Iraq.
"What I Heard About Iraq is that rare thing, an impassioned and dynamic piece of verbatim theatre" Stunning photographs also provide a constantly changing backdrop to the cast of five speaking the words of the dozens of people caught up in the conflict. This unique and constantly evolving show will also be followed by a free post-show discussion with the company after every performance.
An international cast of five is directed by Hannah Eidinow, who has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, at the Royal Court, and previously achieved Edinburgh success with Fringe First winner Gone in 2004, which transferred into the West End.
"However many newspapers you've read, this is a show that joins up the dots and reminds you that you can't just take words at face value but must learn to read between the lines"
In Levy's words, the play is "neither fiction nor speculation; it takes audiences into the war and confronts them with the human drama, the human toll. It is not about history, or about something going on 'over there.'" It is about what's going on right now, and how people worldwide are (and are not) reacting to it.

Time: 8pm
Venue: Arena Theatre, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1SE (Map link)
Tickets £9 Full Price and £7 Concessions -  www.arenatheatre.info
http://www2.wlv.ac.uk/arena/Spring_2007/Iraq.htm
 
Wed 9 May

 

Presentation of the Virtual Exhibitions and the book: Discover Islamic Art in the Mediterranean.
in the presence of The Rt. Hon. Geoff Hoon MP, Minister for Europe with greetings by video from Benita Ferrero-Waldner, European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighborhood Policy
Her Royal Highness Princess Sumayyah of Jordan.
Venue: the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, King Charles Street, London SW1A 2AH.(Map link)
Wednesday, 9 May 2007 at 3 pm. 

 
Wed 2 May

 

Uncovered: The Truth about War in Iraq - By Sami Ramadani, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at London Metropolitan University
Time:  6.30pm.
Venue: Abrar House, 45 Crawford Place, W1H 4LP - Map (Directions: come out of Edgware Road, turn left and walk up for a few minutes until you come to Café Nero. This is Crawford Place. Turn left into Crawford place and walk up a few minutes to 45 Crawford place]
Attendance is FREE, however you must confirm your attendance by contacting us on any of the following: info@open-discussions.com or
 2007 www.open-discussions.com 
 
Tues 1 May

 

Lecture by Samer Akkach: Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulusi: Poetry, Gender, and Landscape in Early Modern Damascus 
Venue: The Bury House reception room floor) Bury Street, London SW1Y 6AX, 
Time: Arrivals 6.30pm – Start 7.00pm 
Tickets: £10 for Members and £15 for non-members Tickets are available in advance only. 
Abstract: In early modern Damascus and 18 centuries) there emerged a secular urban space dedicated to pleasure and entertainment. The social elite -- members of notable families, government officials, eminent scholars -- gathered regularly in the city’s private gardens and public parks for entertainment and social interaction. The main form of entertainment was spontaneous yet sophisticated poetic exchanges. According to the records of some of these gatherings, women were absent: these were not family picnics but rather men only outings. The absence of women, however, was compensated by the romantic elegies and love poetry that often mapped the feminine virtues of the beloved over the landscape. The appreciation of nature’s beauty was thus mediated by poetic imageries celebrating femininity and revealing men’s effeminate languishing character that was often concealed in the presence of women. This talk will examine an anthology of such poems complied by a leading literary figure of the period, ‘Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulusi (1641-1731) of Damascus. It presents the urban, social and natural settings of these gatherings and discusses a selected sample of the poetic imageries constructed and exchanged by the participants. Apart from effecting and celebrating the poetic presence of femininity in the physical absence of women, the anthology is a valuable record of the urban history of Damascus. It presents an image of the city’s urbanity that had completely been effaced by the rapid expansion and modernisation of the and >th centuries, is an Associate Professor in Architecture, History and Theory, and Founding Director of the Centre for Asian and Middle Eastern Architecture (CAMEA) at the University of Adelaide, Australia.  He is the author of Cosmology and Architecture in Pre-modern Islam and Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulsi; Islam and the Enlightenment. The talk will be followed by reception
 

Apr

   
23 April

 

The Regional Crisis: A lecture by Dr. Manuel Hassassian, Palestinian General Delegate UK, followed by a discussion and a reception has been organised by the AUB Alumni Association UK Branch.

Date: Wednesday 25th April 2007 at 7.00pm

Venue: Lower Hall St Columba's Church of Scotland  Pont Street , London SW1X 0BD

Tickets are £20 each. Drinks and snacks will be served.  There are still some tickets available.  
Call  Harrakcarla@hotmail.com or Zeina Nazer at znazer@chicagogsb.edu.

 
23 April Public Meeting: Farouq Khaddoumi, Head of the PLO Political Department/Foreign Minister, and Secretary General of Fatah
Talk at 7 pm Monday 23 April 2007
Venue: Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London
Organised by:  the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) with the Council for the Advancement of Arab British Understanding (CAABU) and the Association of the Palestinian Community in the UK (APC)
T: 020 7700 6313, E: martial.kurtz@palestinecampaign.org, w: www.palestinecampaign.org
 
4, 6, 7 and 9 April Evening of Inspiration 2007: A benefit concert for children around the world.
Featuring:-
Zain Bhikha, Dawud Wharnsby, Imad Rami Mo Amer (from Allah make me funny), and Hamza Robertson.
Door open 5.30 pm
. All performances commence at 6.00pm.

Dates and Venues
Wednesday, 4th April - Venue: Bridgewater Hall, Manchester 
Friday, 6th April -
Venue: St Georges Concert Hall, Bradford, 
Saturday, 7th April - Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Monday, 9th April - Royal Albert Hall, London
.

Tickets available now! - Adults £15 under 12s £10 (Except Royal Albert Hall _ Adults £18 - £22 with a £5 discount for Under 12s).

 

Mar

   
     
Wednesday 21 Mar

 

UK-Maghrib relations: trespassing on forbidden pastures? by Prof George Joffe
CAABU Members Even
Date: Wednesday 21st March 2007
Time: 6.30 -8pm
Venue|: Committee Room 16, House of Commons, Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London, SW1A Nearest Underground: Westminster
Speaker: Professor George Joffé is a university lecturer and researcher, and an independent consultant.  He was formerly the Deputy Director of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) in London. 
In his academic capacity, he is attached to London, Oxford and Cambridge universities.  He is also active in the media, where he has contributed analysis and comment to newspapers and journals, as well as participating in radio and television on Middle Eastern and North African topics for the past twenty years. As a consultant, he deals with the political, economic and social affairs of the Middle East and North Africa, with special reference to Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Israel-Palestine, Iran and Iraq, and he has also been engaged in research and research management over international boundary disputes and international economic arbitration.
Chaired by Christine Russell MP, Member of the CAABU Executive
Seats are limited.  First come, first seated basis.
For more details contact: weinbergj@caabu.org  
 
12 Mar AMW Discussion on Sectarian tension in the Arab world.

Venue:
SOAS, Khalili Lecture Theatre (School
of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street , Russell Square , London WC1H 0XG)
Free entry, all welcome
Panel:
Chair:
Haifa Zangana, commentator, the Guardian & Al Ahram Weekly, regular columnist, Al Quds
Panel:
Hosam El Sokkari: Head of BBC Arabic
Andrew Alexander: Regular columnist, Daily Mail
Michael Binyon: Chief foreign editorial writer, the Times
David Gardner: Chief leader writer and associate editor, Financial Times
Brief:
Media reporting of sectarian tensions in the Arab world - be it between Sunnis and Shias, Muslims and Christians, or Muslims and Jews - has reached unprecedented levels. Is the media merely reporting reality, or actually contributing to sectarianism by giving it undue prominence and referring too readily to people's faith and sect?
For further info, please contact AMW
Email: info@arabmediawatch.com
 

Feb

   

Jan

   
27-28 The Economy and Economics of Palestine: Past, Present and Future
Weekend Conference. 7, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, Venue: Brunei Gallery. (Click here for details)
 
     
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2006

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