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  1. 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...

  2. 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....

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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....

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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,...

  22. A conversation with Sir Geoffrey Nice, QC
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    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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. IR1005 online induction lecture

    IR1005 online induction lecture

    This is an information and Q&A session for all first-year International Relations undergraduate students registered in the IR1005 module. The session will...

  30. Balřzs Trencsényi: Political History Beyond the Nation State

    Balřzs Trencsényi: Political History Beyond the Nation State

    CRSCEES seminar series: Politics on the Edge: Rupture / Transformation / Imagination

    Join us on Tuesday, 13th of September at 1-2:30pm on Teams for 'Political History Beyond the Nation State' with speaker Balřzs Trencsényi,...

  31. The Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict: Closure or Continuation?

    The Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict: Closure or Continuation?

    MECACS Presents Dr Laurence Broers South Caucasus Programme Director - Conciliation Resources

    Eurasia's original 'frozen conflict', the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict has eluded resolution for more than 30 years. Military victory for the...

  32. Medieval Studies Seminar Series --- Professor Clifford Rogers (Westpoint)

    Medieval Studies Seminar Series --- Professor Clifford Rogers (Westpoint)

    The Role of Cavalry in Medieval Warfare

    If you have any questions about the event, please contact the organiser, Dr Tim Greenwood, at twg3@st.andrews.ac.uk.

  33. 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...

  34. Chaplain's Conversation

    Chaplain's Conversation

    with Dr Gurchathen Sanghera

    In Chaplain's Conversations, key figures in our community explore their path to the University, what inspires them in their research, and their thoughts...

  35. 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 on Kazakhstan: Living With and Giving Up the Bomb. In...

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