Middle East Careers
BRISMES and LSE Middle East Centre are hosting this careers event for students interested in working in or with the Middle East. There will be a panel discussion with professionals from five different sectors – government, journalism, academia, business and not-for-profit – followed by a networking reception, where students will have the chance to speak to other professionals also present.
It's a great opportunity to hear from and meet with experienced professionals who have been or are currently based in the region.
NB. More tickets for this event will be released in January.
Nick Alton, FCO
Nick is currently Deputy Head of the Arabian Peninsula and Iran Department in the FCO. He has worked on Middle East issues for a number of years with postings to Damascus and Beirut and as a Middle East analyst in Cabinet Office. Prior to joining FCO, Nick worked in the NHS and Private Sector.
Dania Akkad, Middle East Eye
After graduating from Wellesley College in 2003, Dania worked as a daily newspaper reporter at The Salinas Californian and The Monterey Country Herald, covering everything from crime to agribusiness. In 2008, she moved to Syria and worked as a staff writer for Syria Today before completing a Master's in Near and Middle Eastern Studies with a focus on politics at The School of Oriental and African Studies. Tweets at @daniaakkad.
Dr Zeynep Kaya, LSE
Zeynep is Research Fellow at the LSE Middle East Centre and Research Officer at the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security, currently researching gender, displacement and the implementation of the WPS agenda in Iraq. She recently completed a research project on how international-local interaction shapes gender norm compliance in Iraqi Kurdistan, and she is currently leading a project on responses to internal displacement in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Dr Mina Toksoz
Mina is an Emerging Markets and Country Risk Consultant. Her current associations include Honorary Lectureship at the University of Manchester Business School, Associate Fellow of International Economics at Chatham House (RIIA), and Independent Director on the Supervisory Board of the EIU Country Risk Service. She has 15 years of experience in investment banking, most recently as Senior Consultant Economist for the Sovereign and Country Risk Department at Lloyds Bank Group and previously as Head of Country Risk at Standard Bank International.
Representative from Oxfam UK
Details to follow shortly.
Date and Time
Wolfson Lecture Theatre, London School of Economics and Political Science