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Beyond decolonisation: Liberating the study of the Arab world

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A talk by one of the Arab world's leading scholars of colonialism in historical and contemporary perspectives.

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How can study of colonialism in the Arab world shed light on Arab traditions of liberation that link the Gulf to Palestine? And how can this inform scholarship and discussions of decolonisation and solidarity today in the west? This talk will connect a wide range of subjects including the British imperial imprint in the Gulf, the anti-colonial movements that emerged, and their linkages to the Palestinian liberation struggle in order to explore how their traditions challenge dominant perspectives of the Arab world and its peoples in the west and beyond.

Fobzu and UCU present

EDUCATION, OCCUPATION & LIBERATION

Beyond decolonisation:

Liberating the study of the Arab world from the Gulf to Palestine

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Professor Omar H. AlShehabi

Director of the Gulf Centre for Development Policies and Associate Professor in Political Economy at the Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait

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Chair: Dr Hicham Safieddine

Lecturer in the History of the Modern Middle East at King's College

Omar H. AlShehabi (D.Phil., Oxford) is the Director of the Gulf Centre for Development Policies and Associate Professor in Political Economy at the Gulf University for Science and Technology. He completed his D.Phil. in Economics at Pembroke College Oxford, and previously worked at the IMF, the World Bank, McKinsey, and as a stipendiary lecturer at University College, Oxford. His latest book in English "Contested Modernity: Sectarianism, Nationalism, and Colonialism in Bahrain" was released in 2019 with Oneworld Publications. Omar also serves as Senior Adviser to Fobzu.

Hicham Safieddine holds a PhD in Middle East Studies from the University of Toronto, an MA in Political Science from York University, Canada, and an MA in Economics from The University of Rochester, New York. Hicham’s current research explores the history of financial colonization, including the creation of central banks, across the Global South with particular emphasis on Arab societies and states.

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