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Videos of the Masterclass Middle East lecture 1 ‘The Silk Road of the Middle East’ by Peter Frankopan

You can now watch videos of the first lecture in our Masterclass series: Introduction by Caroline Pauwels, Rector VUB: https://youtu.be/2S7_rC78ITw Lecture by Peter Frankopan, Oxford University: https://youtu.be/IdzMGW40mEg Q&A podcast: https://youtu.be/Fv8OScFlbjs Find out more about the upcoming lectures here: http://timep-europe.org/…/upc…/masterclass-middle-east-2018/ If you would like to attend our other lectures but haven’t been able to register: Provided the room is not full at the time each of the upcoming lectures starts, we will allow unregistered participants to access the lecture on a first come first served basis and until the room reaches full capacity. Join TIMEP Europe’s mailing list...

Masterclass Middle East – Lecture #1

The Silk Road of the Middle East  21 February, 17:00-19:00 Résidence Palace, Wetstraat 155, 1040 Brussels   The first lecture will be on The Middle East as the centre of the world, and its periphery. It will look at how trade, religion, identity and authority have shaped regional and global history not only of the recent past but over many centuries.   Peter Frankopan Peter Frankopan is Professor of Global History at Oxford University, where he is founding Director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research. He works on the history of...

Masterclass Middle East – Lecture #2

How to stop migration from Libya?  12 March, 18:00-20:00 Résidence Palace, Wetstraat 155, 1040 Brussels   A lecture by Mahmoud Jibril Mahmoud Jibril served as the interim Prime Minister of Libya for seven and a half months during the Libyan Civil War, chairing the executive board of the National Transitional Council from 5 March to 23 October 2011. He also served as the Head of International Affairs. Mr. Jibril’s government was recognised as the “sole legitimate representative” of Libya by the majority of UN states including France, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the...

Masterclass Middle East – Lecture #3

Has the Arab revolution only started?  28 March, 18:00-20:00 Résidence Palace, Wetstraat 155, 1040 Brussels   A lecture by Koert Debeuf Koert Debeuf is the director of TIMEP Europe. He lived for five years in Cairo from where he travelled extensively throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Before 2011 he was the Chief of Staff of ALDE President Guy Verhofstadt. He was also speechwriter, spokesperson and chief advisor of the Prime Minister of Belgium. He is a founding member of the pro-European Spinelli Group and of the Arab Leaders for Freedom...

Masterclass Middle East – Lecture #5

The future of Turkey  25 April, 18:00-20:00 Résidence Palace, Wetstraat 155, 1040 Brussels   A lecture by Mustafa Akyol Mustafa Akyol is a Turkish journalist and author. He studied political science and history at Bogazici University. He has published six books in Turkish and English, including “Rethinking the Kurdish Question: What Went Wrong, What Next?” (2005). He also has two books in English, published in the United States: “Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty” (2011), and “The Islamic Jesus” (2017). Since 2013, Mr. Akyol is also a monthly opinion columnist...