Events and exhibitions

30th Exeter Gulf Conference 

"Beyond Oil, Sheikhs and Security: Plotting New Trajectories in Gulf Studies"

2 to 3 July 2018

Programme now available.  


Yemen: From War to Famine

Upper Lounge, Reed Hall, Streatham Campus

27th October 2017, 12:30- 7:30

Conference: 12:30 - 5:30
Film screening: 6:00- 7:30

Yemen has been ravaged by years of war, which has claimed the lives of thousands. It has left millions more on the brink of famine and cholera is now spreading throughout the country at an alarming rate.

The aim of this conference is to bring attention to the current humanitarian crisis, explore how it came to be, and discuss what should be done. It will shed light on the situation on the ground, share insights from local perspectives and discuss the complicity of the wider international community.

Throughout the afternoon, internationally-renowned experts, including politicians, academics, and humanitarian actors, will present their thoughts on the situation in Yemen, each from a distinct perspective. In the evening there will be a screening of a documentary that offers a sobering glimpse into everyday life in the war-torn country.

For further information, please contact Ross Porter:

Public event, no registration required.‌ Find out more.

The University under Fire: Academic Freedom and Production of Knowledge in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia

IAIS Building/LT1

28 October 2017, 10:00 to 16:30

A one-day workshop on academic freedom.

The aim of the workshop is to discuss the issues of academic freedom, academic professions, and the production of knowledge in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia today. Examining the current situation, we will also take a historical perspective.

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Information about past events can be found under the following links: