Category Archives: Talks

National Museum of Iraq. Image: Dave Malkoff

And then there were three: Iraqi artist Hanaa Malallah exposes the disappearance of Baghdad’s galleries

Royal advocates and oil wealth has nourished art in the Gulf States. The revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia have unleashed a wave of dissident images. Iran produces cutting-edge cinema. So what is happening in Iraq? While a despotic regime is

National Museum of Iraq. Image: Dave Malkoff

And then there were three: Iraqi artist Hanaa Malallah exposes the disappearance of Baghdad’s galleries

Royal advocates and oil wealth has nourished art in the Gulf States. The revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia have unleashed a wave of dissident images. Iran produces cutting-edge cinema. So what is happening in Iraq? While a despotic regime is

Nihad Sirees, courtesy of Southbank Centre

Sirees: Photocopier malfunction DID lead to worker’s torture

A tale in which a civil servant is tortured because of an accidental blot on a dictator’s face is true, Syrian author Nihad Sirees has said. Sirees confirmed the story, in which the employee is blamed for the malfunction of

Nihad Sirees, courtesy of Southbank Centre

Sirees: Photocopier malfunction DID lead to worker’s torture

A tale in which a civil servant is tortured because of an accidental blot on a dictator’s face is true, Syrian author Nihad Sirees has said. Sirees confirmed the story, in which the employee is blamed for the malfunction of

Image: London by Jim Linwood

Yassin-Kassab: After two years of conflict, London would be as extreme as Homs

Londoners would also see the rise of extremism and gangsters if they had experienced the conflict of Syrian cities, a British-Syrian writer has argued. Robin Yassin-Kassab, a journalist who also wrote The Road to Damascus and is a prominent blogger,

Image: London by Jim Linwood

Yassin-Kassab: After two years of conflict, London would be as extreme as Homs

Londoners would also see the rise of extremism and gangsters if they had experienced the conflict of Syrian cities, a British-Syrian writer has argued. Robin Yassin-Kassab, a journalist who also wrote The Road to Damascus and is a prominent blogger,

Image: Richard Davenport, courtesy of Metta Theatre

Review: Arab Nights

You are walking through a darkened square. Sooner or later you will hit a wall of government forces armed with batons and guns. But there’s a disturbance. Do you run for it? Or do you find the hand of the

Image: Richard Davenport, courtesy of Metta Theatre

Review: Arab Nights

You are walking through a darkened square. Sooner or later you will hit a wall of government forces armed with batons and guns. But there’s a disturbance. Do you run for it? Or do you find the hand of the

Ganzeer, 'Mubarak Posse Love'

VIDEO: Professor Charles Tripp on Middle Eastern art of resistance

…and if that first video wasn’t enough for you, we asked Professor Tripp a couple of questions after his talk. Why are people mistakenly viewing the Arab Spring as being the genesis of Middle Eastern art and what are Professor

Ganzeer, 'Mubarak Posse Love'

VIDEO: Professor Charles Tripp on Middle Eastern art of resistance

…and if that first video wasn’t enough for you, we asked Professor Tripp a couple of questions after his talk. Why are people mistakenly viewing the Arab Spring as being the genesis of Middle Eastern art and what are Professor

Huda Lutfi, 'Democracy-is-Coming!'

VIDEO: Professor Charles Tripp – ‘Culture, Creativity and Non-Violence in the Arab Spring’ talk @ University of East London, 1 May 2012

This Tuesday, Professor Charles Tripp, a specialist in Middle Eastern politics at SOAS, gave his talk ‘Culture, Creativity and Non-Violence in the Arab Spring’ at the University of East London, an event organised by openDemocracy.  Middle East LDN were on hand

Huda Lutfi, 'Democracy-is-Coming!'

VIDEO: Professor Charles Tripp – ‘Culture, Creativity and Non-Violence in the Arab Spring’ talk @ University of East London, 1 May 2012

This Tuesday, Professor Charles Tripp, a specialist in Middle Eastern politics at SOAS, gave his talk ‘Culture, Creativity and Non-Violence in the Arab Spring’ at the University of East London, an event organised by openDemocracy.  Middle East LDN were on hand

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Dash Café – Art & Conflict: The Case Of Syria

The Dash Arabic Series Café has been a series of talks and events exploring different aspects of the cultural Arab world. April’s event, entitled ‘Art & Conflict: The Case Of Syria’ invited guest panelists to discuss how art and culture

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Dash Café – Art & Conflict: The Case Of Syria

The Dash Arabic Series Café has been a series of talks and events exploring different aspects of the cultural Arab world. April’s event, entitled ‘Art & Conflict: The Case Of Syria’ invited guest panelists to discuss how art and culture