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  1. Global Collaboration against Terrorism in the 1970s

    Global Collaboration against Terrorism in the 1970s

    With Dr Silke Zoller, Assistant Professor at Kennesaw State University

    Email tsadmin@st-andrews.ac.uk to book a space. Silke Zoller is an assistant professor of history at Kennesaw State University. She holds a Ph.D. from Temple...

  2. Kin Conflicts

    Kin Conflicts

    Revisiting Kin-state-minority relations in Eurasia in light of war in Ukraine

    Russia's recent invasion of Ukraine and the use of irredentist rhetoric citing 'Russian speakers' and 'Russian world' to justify...

  3. Populism and Regionalism

    Populism and Regionalism

    Centre for Global Law and Governance Roundtable

    How does the global rise of populism impact regional governance? Media pundits and scholars often portray populism as a fundamental challenge to multilateralism...

  4. Who Owns Outer Space?

    Who Owns Outer Space?

    International Law, Astrophysics and NewSpace -- Professor Michael Byers - University of British Columbia and St Andrews Senior Global Fellow

    Join Professor Michael Byers, University of British Columbia and St Andrews Senior Global Fellow, for the masterclass 'Who Owns Outer Space? International...

  5. Syrian Christian Experiences During the Syrian Uprising

    Syrian Christian Experiences During the Syrian Uprising

    MECACS Events as part of the University Sanctuary Celebration Week

    The Institute of Middle East, Central Asia and Caucasus Studies (MECACS) together with the Council for At-Risk Academics (cara) and the Centre for Syrian...

  6. The Proxy Paradox

    The Proxy Paradox

    Explaining (Lack of) Control over State-Sponsored Proxy Armed Groups

    Email -- irevents@st-andrews.ac.uk to register! The Institute for the Study of War and Strategy (ISWS) seminar series presents Dr Sara Plana postdoctoral...

  7. The Paul Wilkinson Memorial Lecture 2022

    The Paul Wilkinson Memorial Lecture 2022

    Featuring Dr Raphaël Lefèvre, New College, Oxford

    Email tsadmin@st-andrews.ac.uk to book a space. Raphaël's central research interest is the changing nature of Sunni Islamism in the Middle East, with a...

  8. Palestine and Decolonial Movements

    Palestine and Decolonial Movements

    Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies Presents

    The Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies and The Institute of Middle East, Central Asia and Caucasus Studies welcome Mariam Barghouti is a writer and...

  9. Kazakhstan: Living With and Giving Up the Bomb

    Kazakhstan: Living With and Giving Up the Bomb

    Dr. Togzhan Kassenova Senior Fellow at the Center for Policy Research

    The Institute of Middle East, Central Asia & Caucasus Studies (MECACS) Presents Dr. Togzhan Kassenova; Kazakhstan: Living With and Giving Up the Bomb. In...

  10. City that oil built: narratives of oil in Baku's memorial landscape

    City that oil built: narratives of oil in Baku's memorial landscape

    Dr Leyla Sayfutdinova Social Anthropology University of St Andrews and the Centre for Energy Ethics

    In this talk, Dr Leyla Sayfutdinova will discuss how Baku's identity of an 'oil city' has been constructed through the narratives on its urban...

  11. Young People's Voices on Ukraine

    Young People's Voices on Ukraine

    What do children and young people have to say about the war in Ukraine? and what can we learn by listening to them? You are invited to join a conversation with...

  12. CSS Seminar Series --- Humanitarian Assistance and War Crimes
    Cancelled

    CSS Seminar Series --- Humanitarian Assistance and War Crimes

    Dr Carsten Wieland and Dr Michelle Burgis-Kasthala

    The CSS and MECACS present a joint presentation; Dr. Phil. Carsten Wieland is a scholar, German diplomat, senior UN consultant, Middle East, and conflict expert...

  13. Kazakhstan's Political Transition Goes Global

    Kazakhstan's Political Transition Goes Global

    The Nazarbayevs, Transnational Kleptocracy and Exile Politics

    In the wake of January's massive demonstrations in Kazakhstan, which left more than 225 dead and prompted a Russian-led CSTO intervention, President...

  14. CSS Seminar Series: Dr Carsten Wieland and Dr Michelle Burgis

    CSS Seminar Series: Dr Carsten Wieland and Dr Michelle Burgis

    Humanitarian assistance and war crimes

    The CSS and MECACS are hosting this joint presentation from Dr Carsten Wieland, scholar, German diplomat, former senior UN consultant, and Middle East and...

  15. Museum of Peace

    Museum of Peace

    Over the past few months a team of students at St Andrews University --- led by Dr Alice König --- has been working on a Vertically Integrated Project...

  16. Film screening of the short film 'The Present' followed by a Q&A/discussion

    Film screening of the short film 'The Present' followed by a Q&A/discussion

    BAFTA-winning filmmaker Farah Nabulsi

    The Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies together with the Department of Film Studies presents Farah Nabulsi -- Filmmaker & Human Rights Advocate....

  17. Mapping Kurdistan: Territory, Self-Determination and Nationalism

    Mapping Kurdistan: Territory, Self-Determination and Nationalism

    CSS Presents Dr Zeynep Kaya - University of Sheffield

    The Centre for Syrian Studies presents Dr Zeynep Kaya of the University of Sheffield speaking about her research and book, Mapping Kurdistan: Territory,...

  18. Rethinking 1918:  How the Americans Won World War I

    Rethinking 1918: How the Americans Won World War I

    Professor Geoffrey Wawro - University of North Texas

    The Institute for the Study of War and Strategy presents Professor Geoffrey Wawro -- University of North Texas --- Rethinking 1918: How the Americans...

  19. A conversation with Sir Geoffrey Nice, QC
    Cancelled

    A conversation with Sir Geoffrey Nice, QC

    Centre for Global Law and Governance, School of International Relations

    The Centre for Global Law and Governance in the School of International Relations presents a conversation with Sir Geoffrey Nice, QC, who will discuss a range...

  20. The Geopolitics of Continental and Maritime Power

    The Geopolitics of Continental and Maritime Power

    China, Russia, Britain, and the United States - S.C.M. Paine William, William S. Sims University Professor History and Grand Strategy U.S. Naval War College

    Maritime powers are the exception, while continental powers are the rule. Maritime powers can defend their homeland by sea whereas continental powers cannot....

  21. Social Justice Symposium

    Social Justice Symposium

    Global Challenges 'Sustainable Futures' Symposia Series

    The 'Social Justice' symposium is coordinated by the St Andrews Global Challenges Forum. The St Andrews Global Challenges Forum was formed in 2018...

  22. Exercising the right to move in Israel-Palestine

    Exercising the right to move in Israel-Palestine

    The power of everyday cross-border movements among Palestinian citizens of Israel

    The Institute of Middle East, Central Asia and Caucasus Studies (MECACS) presents Dr Una McGahern -- Exercising the right to move in Israel-Palestine: The...

  23. The future of European constitutional law after Brexit --- Prof Jörg Philipp Terhechte

    The future of European constitutional law after Brexit --- Prof Jörg Philipp Terhechte

    A Centre for Global Law and Governance and School of IR event

    The future of European constitutional law after Brexit With the failure of the proposed 'Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe' in 2005, the...

  24. Prof M Kersel -- Capital Gains? The Consequences of Esteem for Levantine Neolithic Masks

    Prof M Kersel -- Capital Gains? The Consequences of Esteem for Levantine Neolithic Masks

    The Centre for Art and Politics Presents

    The consequence of individual and institutional esteem for Neolithic (7600-6000 BCE) masks from the Levant has a direct impact on our understanding of past...

  25. 2022 St Andrews Sanctuary Lecture

    2022 St Andrews Sanctuary Lecture

    What does 'Sanctuary' mean?

    As part of the University's Sanctuary Celebration Week 2022, join Professor Rebecca Sweetman (School of Classics) and Dr Natasha Saunders (School of...

  26. The Guantanamo Bay Museum: conversation & Q&A with Ian Alan Paul and Dr Jeffrey Murer

    The Guantanamo Bay Museum: conversation & Q&A with Ian Alan Paul and Dr Jeffrey Murer

    The Centre for Art and Politics Presents

    What if the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp had been closed, and replaced by a museum that critically reflects on the social and political significance of the...

  27. Rebuilding Arab Defense: US Security Cooperation in the Middle East

    Rebuilding Arab Defense: US Security Cooperation in the Middle East

    MECACS Presents

    The Institute of Middle East, Central Asia & Caucasus Studies (MECACS) Presents Bilal Y. Saab Rebuilding Arab Defense: US Security Cooperation in the Middle...

  28. Michel Foucault's concept of 'dispositif of security': Central Asian weak states

    Michel Foucault's concept of 'dispositif of security': Central Asian weak states

    MECACS Presents: Professor Rustam Burnashev Kazakh-German University

    One of the reasons for the turn to study of weak states security is the paradoxical situation when some weak states remain sufficiently stable with their...

  29. Civil-military coordination to save civilian lives while defeating the Islamic State in Iraq

    Civil-military coordination to save civilian lives while defeating the Islamic State in Iraq

    MECACS Events - Ambassador Douglas Silliman, President - Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington

    Institute of Middle East, Central Asia and Caucasus Studies presents Civil-military coordination to save civilian lives while defeating the Islamic State in...

  30. Researching State and Non-State Actors

    Researching State and Non-State Actors

    as a Scholar-Activist in the MENA Region - Dr Carmen Geha- American University of Beirut

    The Institute of Middle East, Central Asia and Caucasus Studies presents Dr Carmen Geha- American University of Beirut, Researching State and Non-State Actors...

  31. Constraining  Violence

    Constraining Violence

    A round table discussion on constraining violence in groups in association with the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats. To book a space email...

  32. MECACS Seminar Series

    MECACS Seminar Series

    Foreign Policy Choice and the Cognitive Roots of Democratic Constraint: The Case of Indian Foreign Policy in the Gulf

    In democracies where leaders are elected by universal suffrage, leaders' foreign policy choices should in principle correspond to, or at least be...

  33. What Went Wrong in Afghanistan?

    What Went Wrong in Afghanistan?

    Professor Stephen Biddle - Columbia University

    The Institute for the Study of War and Strategy presents 'What Went Wrong in Afghanistan?'. Stephen Biddle is Professor of International and Public...

  34. Banning Space Weapons?

    Banning Space Weapons?

    Centre for Global Law and Governance Roundtable (Advertised times are UK times)

    In recent decades, rapid technological developments and the rise of a diverse commercial space industry have opened-up space to a much wider array of state and...

  35. City that oil built: narratives of oil in Baku's memorial landscape

    City that oil built: narratives of oil in Baku's memorial landscape

    Dr Leyla Sayfutdinova Social Anthropology University of St Andrews and the Centre for Energy Ethics

    In this talk, Dr Leyla Sayfutdinova will discuss how Baku's identity of an 'oil city' has been constructed through the narratives on its urban...

  36. Dr Maha Nassar, University of Arizona

    Dr Maha Nassar, University of Arizona

    Equality vs. Freedom: Continuity and Change in the Demands of '48 Palestinians

    The Institute of Middle East, Central Asia and Caucasus Studies (MECACS) presents Dr Maha Nassar presenting 'Equality vs. Freedom: Continuity and Change...

  37. The Question of Religion in the Syrian Constitutions

    The Question of Religion in the Syrian Constitutions

    A Css and MECACS event with Dr Rim Turkmani - LSE

    The Centre for Syrian studies together with MECACS Presents -- The Question of Religion in the Syrian Constitutions This lecture will discuss the question...

  38. Dying to Learn: The BEF and Wartime Learning on the Western Front

    Dying to Learn: The BEF and Wartime Learning on the Western Front

    Dr Michael A. Hunzeker - George Mason University

    Institute for the Study of War and Strategy (ISWS) Presents, Michael A. Hunzeker is an assistant professor at George Mason University's Schar School of...

  39. Central Asian Reaction to the Taliban

    Central Asian Reaction to the Taliban

    MECACS and School of IR Presents Dr Erica Marat - National Defense University

    and the School of International Relations presents Central Asian Reaction to the Taliban -- With the withdrawal of US and coalition forces from Afghanistan...

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