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CMES Seminar Series

CMES Public and Research Seminars

Across the semester, you are warmly invited to attend both Seminar Series. Until further notice, all meetings are held on Zoom. We hope to return to hybrid and physical seminars once the infection rate of COVID-19 has decreased.

Autumn program 2021


CMES Public Seminar

CMES Public Seminar focuses on current “hot” topics in the Middle East. National and international experts are invited to share their insights and analyses on various subjects relevant to the region.

20 October

“Breakthroughs” - Future Week at Lund University

CMES panel on Trendspotting Breakthroughs in the Middle East

15 December

Open House on Finngatan 16

Snapshot Presentations of Middle East research - Come and Mingle with CMES scholars


CMES Research Seminar

CMES Research Seminar is the main collective seminar at the Centre. LU researchers and invited national and international leading scholars present ongoing research and analyses of a broad range of exciting topics of relevance for the Middle East.

2 September

Refugee Decision-making in the First Countries of Asylum

Mo Hamza, Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety, Lund University

14 September

Post-2011 Arab Diasporas: Transnational and Translocal Activism

Sarah Ann Rennick, Deputy Director of the Arab Reform Initiative in Paris

30 September

The Dersim Genocide in Turkey

Pinar Dinc, CMES, Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University

14 October

Politics Makes for Strange Bedfellows: Exigency and Sectarian Politics in Lebanon

Rola El-Husseini Dean, CMES, Political Science, Lund University

28 October

When the Assyrian tragedy became Seyo. A study of Swedish-Assyrian politics of memory

Svante Lundgren, Centre for Theology and Religious Studies

11 November

Digital communication and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Weaving interventionist and transactional modes of knowledge production in peace research

Lisa Strömbom, Political Science, Lund University

25 November

New MECW-project: AI in the service of socio-politically adapted sustainable dust- storm control in the Middle East

Hossein Hashemi, Water Resource Engineering, Seyed Amir Naghibi, Water Resource Engineering, Sara Brogaard, LUCSUS, Ali Mansourian, Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Pengziang Zhao, Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science.

9 December

Learning, Belonging, Resisting: Palestinian Youth in Lebanese Higher Education

Torsten Jansson, Centre for Theology and Religious Studies

Karin and Ronny. Picture.


Karin Aggestam
Karin [dot] aggestam [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se
Ronny Berndtsson
Ronny [dot] Berndtsson [at] tvrl [dot] lth [dot] se