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Annual Lecture

About the series

Literary critic, writer, activist, and spokesperson for the Palestinian cause, Edward Said (1935-2003) was one of the most influential intellectuals of his time. The lecture series aims to promote his spirit through the continued examination of the links between culture and politics in the Middle East and across the world.

The series gives Said’s legacy a public platform in the very heart of cultural and intellectual life in the UK. The 2017 Edward W. Said London Lecture was given by Professor Mahmoud Mamdani. Previous speakers include Naomi Klein, Daniel Barenboim, Raja Shehadeh, Noam Chomsky, Ahdaf Soueif, Rashid Khalidi and Marina Warner. The 2018 lecture will be given by Amira HassSign up to our newsletter to keep up to date on future lectures in the series.

 

Previous lectures:

2017
Mahmood Mamdani: Justice Not Revenge – Examining the Concept of Revolutionary Justice

2016
Naomi Klein: Let Them Drown – The Violence of Othering in a Warming World

2015
Daniel Barenboim: The Role of Music in Life

2014
Raja Shehadeh: Is There a Language of Peace? 

2013
Noam Chomsky: Violence and Dignity: Reflections on the Middle East

2012
Ahdaf Soueif: Edward Said and the Egyptian Revolution

2011
Rashid Khalidi: Human Dignity in Jerusalem

2010
Marina Warner: Oriental Masquerade – Fiction and Fantasy in the Wake of the Arabian Nights

The organising committee includes: Mariam C. Said, Ahdaf Soueif, Mary-Kay Wilmers, Jacqueline Rose and Omar Al-Qattan.

This series has been supported by the A.M Qattan Foundation, The Mosaic Rooms and the London Review of Books, as well as a number of generous individual gifts. If you would like to support future talks, please contact Rachael Jarvis rachael@mosaicrooms.org

 

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Sun 19

The Mosaic Rooms 10 Years

20/03/1814/09/19
Sun 19

What do you mean, here we are?

6/07/1815/09/18
Wed 22

Palestine In Black and White

22/08/18 7:00 pm
Thu 30

Form & the Female Fiction

30/08/18 7:30 pm

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