Yemen Matters': 17 February 2014
The BYS is celebrating the launch of the book 'Why Yemen Matters: A Society in Transition' edited by Helen Lackner at a reception on 17 February 2014 with a half day seminar.
This will be followed by what we plan will be the first BYS Annual Lecture. It will be given on this occasion by Amat al-Alim Alsoswa. Details of the day are
BYS members who wish to register for the seminar (fee £10) should see
http://www.soas.ac.uk/lmei/events. We hope that you will attend this follow up to the highly successful BYS-LMEI Conference on the future of Yemen held in January 2013. The book is based on papers presented at the Conference.
'Why Yemen Matters' will be available from early January from Saqi Books, at a list price of £21.99. BYS members can buy the book at a discount of 35%. To obtain this discount you will need to order
via firstname.lastname@example.org. You will need to provide a debit/credit card details and quote the code WYM2014.
Call for papers
There is a call for papers on a
workshop being organised jointly by the BYS and the King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies in Riyadh to take place in Cambridge in August 2014. We would be grateful if you would pass the call to anyone you think might be interested in submitting a paper.
Jane Marriott, OBE the British Ambassador in Yemen and one of our joint honorary presidents will speak to us in either March or May.
Reception for Nouria Nagi
The BYS was delighted to host a reception for Nouria Nagi, Director YERO, Yemen Education and Relief Organisation when she visited London to receive her OBE from the Queen. The Society has donated £1,000 to her charity. Members may wish to make individual donations. The details for giving donations are: Youth Education & Relief Organisation; NatWestBank, Account No: 83376631, Sort Code: 60-16-39; BIC: NWBK GB2L; IBAN: GB39 NWBK 6016 3983 3766 31.
The British-Yemeni Society Academic Grant 2014
Members are reminded that applications must be received by 31 March 2014. Please click on
academic grant link.
Subscriptions for 2014 will be due in January from those Members who have not signed Banker's Orders. Cheques should be made out to 'The British-Yemeni Society' and posted to the Hon. Secretary, 210 Stephendale Road, London SW6 2PP.
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.
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.