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British Middle East Studies Conference, 16-18 June 2014

3 June 2014

The Annual Conference of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) is a three day event that brings together prominent scholars, publishers, diplomats, non-governmental organisations, and the press to highlight areas of research and share information related to the Middle East.

From June 16 – 18 the University of Sussex is hosting this event as part of its growing investment in the field of Middle Eastern Studies. Plenary sessions include a keynote address by Professor Asef Bayat (University of Illinois), an expert on social movements and the politics of religiosity in the Middle East.

For more details and for contact information, see the BRISMES website.

Also: On 15 June the University of Sussex have got a special screening of the Moroccan film They Are the Dogs by Hicham Lasri, a gritty portrayal of contemporary Casablanca that confronts amnesia and human rights abuses in Morocco.

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