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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: events@fpc.org.uk.

Past Events

The Gulf States: An Aspired Future

We are pleased to confirm we are taking part in an all-day conference covering political reform, human rights and media freedom in the Gulf, alongside ALQST: Advocating for Human Rights, DIWAN LONDON, SALAM: For Democracy and Human Rights, Muwatin Media Network and Lancaster University. This event aims to identify some of the main challenges facing the region, from undemocratic governance to a lack of civic space and free press, highlighting ...

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Speakers

Dr James Worrall, University of Leeds

Yahya Assiri, ALQST

Dr Simon Mabon, Lancaster University

Rhodri Davies, Writer & journalist

Adel Marzooq, Gulf House

Safa Al Ahmad, Filmmaker

Bill Law, The Gulf Matters

Juliet Wells, Temple Garden Chambers

Dr Marc Valeri,University of Exeter

Anwar Rasheed, Gulf Forum for Civil Society Organisations

Drewery Dyke, Rights Realization Centre

Dr Haifaa Khalafallah, Sinai Centre for Islamic Mediterranean Studies

Sheikha Aljasim, Kuwait University

Taif Al Khudary, LSE Middle East Center

Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty International

Tara Reynor O’Grady, SALAM

Mohammed al-Fazari, Muwatin Media Network

Matthew Hedges, Durham University

Jawad Fairooz, SALAM

Josh Cooper, ALQST and SALAM

Sahar al-Faifi, Civil rights activist

Adam Hug, Foreign Policy Centre

Listen to an audio recording of the event here.

When
November 16, 2019
09:30-18:00
Where

The Yaa Centre, 1 Chippenham Mews, London W9 2AN

 

Solutions to Sectarianism? Examining efforts at ‘de-sectarianisation’ across the Middle East

On 10 September the Foreign Policy Centre and the Richardson Institute at the University of Lancaster hosted a conference entitled Solutions to Sectarianism? Examining efforts at ‘de-sectarianisation’ across the Middle East, part of the Sectarianism, Proxies & De-sectarianisation (SEPAD) project. The conference explored the role of sectarian identities in an increasingly complex and fluid Middle East. It seeked to move forward from the analysis of the regional situation provided by ...

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Speakers

Dr Simon Mabon, Lancaster University

Dr Morten Valbjørn, Aarhus University

Samira Nasirzadeh, Lancaster University

Dr Edward Wastnidge, Open University

Adam Hug, Foreign Policy Centre

Professor Toby Dodge, LSE

Fanar Haddad, National University of Singapore

Ana Maria Kumarasamy, Lancaster University

Dr Staci Strobl, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Thomas Fibiger, Aarhus University

Drewery Dyke, Rights Realisation Centre

Anne Kirstine Rønn, Aarhus University

Dr Bassel Salloukh, Lebanese American University

Simona Sikimic-French, Islamic Relief

Dr Sana Al Sarghali, An-Najah National University

Dr Mohammad Yaghi, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

When
September 10, 2019
9am - 3pm
Where

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

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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Speakers

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

When
September 11, 2018
9am- 3pm
Where

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

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