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Talk by Aaron Edwards

Thursday 25 September 2014, 6pm

Mr Aaron Edwards is a senior lecturer in defence and international affairs at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and will give a talk on his book Mad Mitch's Tribal Law: Aden and the End of Empire (Mainstream/Transworld, April 2014).

This talk will be held at the MBI Al Jaber Room, London Middle East Institute, SOAS, 21 Russell Square, London WC1B 5EA.

Drinks will be served from 5.30pm.

Tickets on the door: Members £5, Non-Members £10. For the purpose of catering would you please let Audrey Allfree, the Hon Secretary, know by email, allfreea@gmail.com or by telephone 020 7731 3260 if you wish to attend.


Talk by Dr Elisabeth Kendall

Thursday 23 October 2014, 6pm

Dr Elisabeth Kendall is a Senior Research Fellow in Arabic and Islamic Studies at Pembroke College, Oxford University.  She will give a talk entitled 'Youth Activism in Eastern Yemen: Mahra in Transition'. 

Dr Kendall's core research at present examines links between Arabic cultural production and political/militant movements in Yemen and Egypt, as well as socio-political developments in Yemen's eastern tribes.  Her books include Twenty-First Century Jihad (ed. with Ewan Stein), Literature, Journalism and the Avant-Garde: Intersection in Egypt and Media Arabic.  She previously held tenured lectureships and fellowships at the Universities of Oxford, Harvard and Edinburgh, as well as serving as Director of the UK government sponsored Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World at Edinburgh University.

This talk will be held at the MBI Al Jaber Room, London Middle East Institute, SOAS, 21 Russell Square, London WC1B 5EA. Drinks will be served from 5.30pm. 

Tickets on the door: Members £5, Non-Members £10.  For the purpose of catering would you please let Audrey Allfree, the Hon Secretary, know by email, allfreea@gmail.com or by telephone 020 7731 3260, if you wish to attend.

Please note the interesting article:
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/features.oxford-to-yemen-from-literary-scholar-to-tribal-adviser/2014777.fullarticle.


Talk by Dr Mohammed Seddon

November, 2014 

Dr Mohammad Seddon will give a talk to the Society in November, (date and time to be arranged) on his published book The Last of the Lascars: Yemeni Muslims in Britain 1836-2012  (2014)


MBI Al Jaber lecture series

Would members please note that The MBI Al Jaber Foundation will launch the MBI Al Jaber Lecture Series in October.

The first lecture is to be presented by Abubakr Al-Shamahi, ex-Researcher at the MBI Al Jaber Media Institute in Sana'a and also of the BBC.  He will be discussing the proliferation of private media in Yemen post 2011 and the effect that this has had on the general public and political scene.  He will also discuss the work of the MBI Al Jaber Media Institute in Sana'a.

The lectures will be given at the MBI Al Jaber Building, LMEI SOAS, 21 Russell Square, London WC1B 5EA

There is a link for further details :
http://www.mbifoundation.com/events.asp.


New books

Members may be interested in this book written by Michael Quentin Morton "Buraimi The Struggle for Power Influence and Oil in Arabia. Click here to download a flier with further information and 30% discount.

The paperback edition of ‘A Time in Arabia’ by Doreen Ingrams will be reviewed in the upcoming Journal. The book is available at £10 for members.

Members might also be interested in the publication Islamists and the State by Stacey Philbrick Yada. This is also available to members at a discount. 


Ioan Craig on Twitter

Iona Craig’s (freelance journalist) Twitter feed gives a unique perspective on current events in Yemen. 


Facebook

Your Society now has a Facebook page, under the name ‘The British-Yemeni Society’, in both English and Arabic. It aims to keep the wider public informed about Society activities, provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on Yemen, and network people with common interests.


Members’ contact details

We occasionally need to make last minute changes to the programme and make every effort to keep members up to date. Where members have provided an email address, this is a simple procedure; for members without email, the Hon. Secretary will advise as many as possible – and practical – via telephone.