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The Foreign Policy Centre holds events to engage the public in debates around key international affairs issues. These include seminars, conferences, keynote speeches and expert roundtables. The majority of events will take place in London but the FPC will work with partners to hold events in other UK Cities and internationally. To listen to recordings of previous events visit our Soundcloud page or click on past events. For general enquiries about our events, please email:

Past Events

Saudi Arabia and Iran: The Struggle to Shape the Middle East Conference

On 11 September the Foreign Policy Centre and the Richardson Institute at the University of Lancaster hosted a conference entitled Saudi Arabia and Iran: The Struggle to Shape the Middle East, part of the Sectarianism, Proxies & De-sectarianisation (SEPAD) project. Since the Arab Uprisings in late 2010 and the fragmentation of regime-society relations that followed, relationships between communities have continued to degenerate across the Middle East. The existence of difference ...

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Dr Simon Mabon, Lancaster University

Professor Toby Dodge, LSE

Professor Madawi Al Rasheed, LSE

Dr Bassel Salloukh, Lebanese American University

Dr May Darwich, Durham University

Dr Chris Phillips, QMUL

Dr Rahaf Al Doughli, Lancaster University

Dr Eddie Wastnidge, The Open University

Dr Hannes Baumann, University of Liverpool

Dr Lucia Ardovini, Swedish Institute of International Affairs

Geneive Abdo, the Arabia Foundation

September 11, 2018
9am- 3pm

Work Foundation, 21 Palmer St, Westminster, London SW1H 0AD

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