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CMES Seminar Series

CMES Public and Research Seminars

Until further notice, all meetings are held in a hybrid format - both at CMES (Finngatan 16) and on Zoom. Please click on the seminar dates to learn more and register for Zoom participation.

CMES Research Seminars (Thursdays 13.15-14.30)

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.

Spring Program 2023

The full seminar program can be found here:

26 January

On Power of Desire in Risk-Taking - A Case Study of Syrians’ Migration to Europe

Lejla Sunagic (Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety, Lund University)

9 February (please note this event is held at LUX from 13:15-16:15)

Fluid Boundaries and Intertwined Identities – Religious Belonging and Ethnic Identification in the Middle East

Svante Lundgren (CTR, Lund University), Hege Markussen (CTR, Lund University), Fanar Haddad (University of Copenhagen), Karin Aggestam (CMES, Lund University)

23 February

In the “Khidma” Service of Ahl Al-Bayt – Practicing Piety Through Art Among Shia in Kuwait and the UK

Nada Al-Hudaid (Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, Lund University)

30 March

Turkey and the Kurdish Peace Process

Arin Savran (Swedish National Data Service, University of Gothenburg)

13 April

Heritagization & Conflict Transformation – From Toxic to Curative Heritage of Conflict

Annika Björkdahl (Department of Political Science, Lund University)

20 April

Preventing Extremism and Terrorism in Jordan

Ann-Kristin Jonasson (Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg)

4 May

Scripture and Scholarship – The Swedish Search for Ancient Egypt, 1677–1739

Joachim Östlundh (Department of History, Lund University)

11 May

Prospects for Democracy in Iran – Challenges and Opportunities

Arvin Khoshnood (Department of Human Geography, Lund University)

25 May

Drought and Altruism – Insights from Surveys of Refugees from Iraq and Syria

Stefan Döring (Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University)

8 June

Borderization of Palestine

Nina Gren (Department of Social Anthropology, Lund University)

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