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Histories of the Middle East: Then and Now
Toby Dodge

  • Friday 17 June 2016, 9.30AM to 11am
  • Free admission
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  • De Grey Building, York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, YO31 7EX (map)
  • Wheelchair accessible

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Join Toby Dodge of the London School of Economics and Political Science - a world-acclaimed expert on Iraq and the Middle East - as he discusses the evolution of Iraq since its creation following World War I. He has published and contributed to a number of influential books on the Middle East, including Iraq: From War to a New Authoritarianism, and Iraq’s Future: The Aftermath of Regime Change.

Toby’s talk is part of the Borders and Beyond in the Middle East since 1914 Conference (BABITME). This two-day event from 17 to 18 June will examine World War I in the Middle East and the effects of post-war settlements, especially those which are still felt today. Issues discussed will include state borders, migrations, secular and religious ideologies and movements, and struggles for power.

The conference will also cover oil, imperialisms, gender politics, and Yorkshire’s connections with the Middle East. It features world-class speakers, drawn from disciplines including history, the political and social sciences, international relations, religious and philosophical studies, the arts, cultural, media and literary studies.

About the speaker

Toby Dodge is Kuwait Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He is Director of the LSE Middle East Centre, a Professor in the International Relations Department at LSE, and a Senior Consulting Fellow for the Middle East, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London. 

Borders and Beyond in the Middle East since 1914 (BABITME) 

For further information visit the BABITME conference website


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