Online Summer School at SOAS on The Middle East in Global Politics, 29 June - 10 July 2020

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Dear colleagues,


The Summer School at SOAS University of London has just gone online and is open for applications. I would appreciate it if colleagues could kindly share the below notice with prospective students. I am happy to answer any queries by email.


Many thanks,


Reem Abou-El-Fadl

Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics of the Middle East, SOAS University of London

Recently published: Foreign Policy as Nation Making: Turkey and Egypt in the Cold War, Cambridge University Press, 2019



The Middle East in Global Politics  

Online Summer School Programme: 29 June - 10 July 2020

SOAS University of London


Programme Description 

What do we mean by the Middle East – east of where, and why? How should we go about studying the political aspirations and agency of almost half a billion people? To what extent are their fates tied to great power politics, and how can we account for phenomena of cooperation and solidarity in their regional affairs? Can we draw a clear line between the local and the global in Middle East politics?

This two-week immersive course will help students deliberate all these questions, by placing the modern Middle East in its global context without losing sight of local and regional dynamics, cultures, and political traditions. It is informed by critical engagement with international relations scholarship.

In its fifth year now, the course is now available online, and is worth 15 UK credits. 

Further information on Course Structure, Learning Outcomes, and Fees can be found herePlease click here for the application form.


Reem Abou-El-Fadl, Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics of the Middle East, SOAS University of London

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