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Cultural Dialogue in the Omani Desert supported by the MBI Al Jaber Foundation

07/04/2017

Cultural Dialogue in the Omani Desert supported by the MBI Al Jaber Foundation

Connecting Cultures, a unique educational initiative promoting face-to-face dialogue between young people from both the Arab and western worlds, continued its programme for 2016-2017 with journeys into Oman’s Al-Sharqiah Desert.

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Film Screenings by Nawal Al Maghafi

23/03/2017

Film Screenings by Nawal Al Maghafi

Nawal Almaghafi, BBC News Reporter and Film Director specialising in the Middle East but with a main focus on Yemen, presented the screening of two of her latest films at the MBI Al Jaber Lecture Series on Thursday, March 23rd.

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Fatimid Artists in Palermo and Constantinople
Professor Jeremy John

09/03/2017

Fatimid Artists in Palermo and Constantinople Professor Jeremy John

An audience of academics, students and other interested parties gathered in the MBI Al Jaber Building at Oxford University’s Corpus Christi College for a presentation on the Fatimid artists in Palermo and Constantinople by Professor Jeremy Johns.

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The European Discovery of Medieval Cairo

23/02/2017

The European Discovery of Medieval Cairo

Doris Behrens-Abouseif, Emeritus Professor at the Department of the History of Art and Archaeology at SOAS, presented ‘The European Discovery of Medieval Cairo’ on Thursday, 16th February, the fourth lecture of the MBI Al Jaber Lecture Series.

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“Strengthening the Humanitarian Response in Yemen” - Civil Society Event

26/01/2017

“Strengthening the Humanitarian Response in Yemen” - Civil Society Event

Following many years of support for Yemen, the MBI Al Jaber Foundation recently sponsored the Civil Society event, “Strengthening the Humanitarian Response in Yemen”, organised by ACTED, ACF, CARE, Mercy Corps, NRC, Oxfam, Save the Children and Warchild.

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Why People to People Engagement in the MENA Region Matters

19/01/2017

Why People to People Engagement in the MENA Region Matters

The MBI Al Jaber Foundation hosted its first lecture of 2017 on Thursday 19th January at the MBI Al Jaber Seminar Room in Russell Square.

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The Euro-Arab Dialogue Initiative – The Next Steps

09/12/2016

The Euro-Arab Dialogue Initiative – The Next Steps

The Euro-Arab Dialogue Initiative (EADI) Conference held at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris 9th and 10th December brought together representatives from 32 European and Arab states and technical experts who reflected upon progress achieved during the first 15 years of the Initiative and considered which next steps should be taken in this vital programme.

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Difficult Diplomacy: The Challenges of Speaking to the South
Martin Jerrett, Programme Manager, International NGO, Yemen

17/11/2016

Difficult Diplomacy: The Challenges of Speaking to the South Martin Jerrett, Programme Manager, International NGO, Yemen

Martin Jerrett, former United Nations Senior Political Affairs Officer, who advised both Jamal Benomar and later his successor Ismail Ould Chaikh Ahmed on southern Yemen, presented the second lecture of the MBI Al Jaber Lecture Series.

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Small Grant Awarded to Lobna Ben Salem

09/11/2016

Small Grant Awarded to Lobna Ben Salem

The MBI Al Jaber Foundation recently made a ‘Small Grant’ award of £1,500 to one of its Alumni members, Lobna Ben Salem, who has recently been invited to the Department of Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages & Cultures at the University of Virginia as a Visiting Researcher.

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Scholarship Recipient Fatima Zohra visits MBI Al Jaber Foundation

03/11/2016

Scholarship Recipient Fatima Zohra visits MBI Al Jaber Foundation

Fatima Zohra, a law graduate from Algeria, has been awarded a one-year scholarship by the MBI Al Jaber Foundation to study for a Diploma in Communicative Japanese at SOAS, University of London.

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