You are invited to a lecture by Masri Feki on ‘Why Minority Rights are the Key to Pluralism and Peace in the Middle East’. The lecture, to be followed by a forum, will take place at 7.00pm on Thursday 18 September in the Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, please see below and the attached for details. Refreshments will be available from 6.15pm.
Over the last 50 years, many Middle Eastern and North African minorities have been oppressed or struggled to survive - be they national groups (Berbers, Kurds, Turkomans, etc.), religious communities (Christians, Zoroastrians, Baha'is, etc.) or both (Armenians, Jews, etc.). Masri Feki, author and founder of the pressure group, The Middle East Pact (MEP), sees minority rights as central to his vision of secular democracy. Now, more than ever, thriving minorities are the cornerstone of a healthy civil society and the key to pluralism and peace in this troubled region. Following Masri Feki’s lecture, representatives of Middle Eastern minorities are invited to take part in a debate on how best to build a new and better Middle East and North Africa.
Please note that although admission is free pre-registration is required, in order to reserve a seat e-mail: email@example.com
This event has been organised by the London Middle East Institute, SOAS (LMEI) in association with Harif. For further information: W www.harif.org <http://www.harif.org/>
We look forward to seeing you there.
London Middle East Institute
School of Oriental & African Studies
Tel. No: 0207 898 4490
Fax: 0207 898 4329
Web: www.lmei.soas.ac.uk <http://www.lmei.soas.ac.uk/>