ME 101 Lecture Series 2020

Throughout history, the Middle East has been locked in engagements with the West through crusades, wars, colonialism and terrorism. In contrast, their history of engagements with the East has been more positive through trade, pilgrimage and inter-marriage. This series of lectures give an overview of the circumstances and impact of the encounters between the Middle East and the rest of the world in terms of politics, economics and cultural norms.

A certification of participation will be awarded to those who attain 70 per cent attendance at the ME 101 Lecture Series 2020. Link to register here: 

https://mei.nus.edu.sg/me101-registration-form/

Lecture Details:
Series Introduction: Developments in the Middle East: Why Singapore should Care
by Bilahari Kausikan [Thursday, 13 August 2020]

Lecture #01: Geopolitical Competition in the Middle East | The Gulf States – The Competition for Influence
by Abdullah Baabood [Thursday, 20 August 2020]

Lecture #02: Geopolitical Competition in the Middle East | Iran, Turkey, Russia – Allies, Foes or Marriages of Convenience
by Asif Shuja and Serkan Yolacan [Thursday, 27 August 2020]

Lecture #03: Geopolitical Competition in the Middle East | China – Can the Dragon Tame the Middle East or will the Middle East Tame the Dragon?
by Alessandro Arduino [Thursday, 3 September 2020]

Lecture #04: Geopolitical Competition in the Middle East | The US and its Allies – Boots on the Ground or Off Platforms
Speaker TBC [Thursday, 10 September 2020]

Lecture #05: Geopolitical Competition in the Middle East | Israel – More than Just Palestine
by Kevjn Lim [Thursday, 17 September 2020]

Lecture #06: The Politics of Economic Reform
by Rana Karadsheh-Haddad [Thursday, 24 September 2020]

Lecture #07: The Challenge Beyond Economics | Whither Oil and Gas?
by Philippe Rose [Thursday, 01 October 2020]

Lecture #08: The Challenge Beyond Economics | Climate Change in a Desert
by Aisha Al-Serihi [Thursday, 08 October 2020]

Lecture #09: The Challenge Beyond Economics | Women and Youth – A Force for Change
by Alanoud Al Sharekh [Thursday, 15 October 2020]

Lecture #10: Religion and Political Islam in the Middle East and Its Impact on Our Region
by Norshahril bin Saat [Thursday, 22 October 2020]

Closing Session: The Centrality of Central Asia
by Alessandro Arduino [Thursday, 29 October 2020]

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