Academic Forum Muhammad Ali Luqman

The Academic Forum Muhammad Ali Luqman was founded in Berlin in April 2018. Its overarching aim is to remedy the lack of academic work from and concerning South Yemen, an area about which relatively little research has been undertaken. The Academic Forum seeks to give insight into historical, political, economic and cultural topics related to South Yemen, as well as to stimulate research interest in this increasingly significant region. In doing so, drawing from Muhammad Ali Luqman’s intellectual and cosmopolitan legacy, the Forum strives to create a platform for academic and scientific exchange on topics concerning South Yemen.

 

News and Events

Perspectives on Civil Society in South Yemen: Academic and Media Coverage Past and Present

Date: November 26, 2019, 09:30am – 01:30pm Venue: The Arab British Chamber of Commerce, 43 Upper Grosvenor Street, London, W1K 2NJ Speakers: Huda Luqman (Daughter of M.A. Luqman), Dr. Susanne Dahlgren (University of Tampere,Finland), Rasha Obaid (Peace Track Initiative/Visiting Fellow at LSE Centre for Women, Peace & Security), Ameen Shandhor (Academic Forum M.A. Luqman), chaired […]

Aktuelle Entwicklungen und Tendenzen im Jemen mit dem speziellen Fokus auf den Südjemen

Der Verein Nahost-Forum e.V. lädt Mitglieder des Akademischen Forums ein, Einblicke in aktuelle Geschehnisse und Entwicklungen im Jemen zu geben und die politische, wirtschaftliche und humanitäre Situation mit dem speziellen Fokus auf den Südjemen zu beleuchten. Vortragende: Anne-Linda Amira Augustin (Schatzmeisterin des Akademischen Forums M.A. Luqman) und Ameen Shandhor (Stellvertretender Vorsitzender des Akademischen Forums M.A. […]

Der Krieg im Jemen und die ungelöste Südfrage

Datum: 5. November 2019, 18:15 Uhr Ort: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Schellingstr. 3, 80799 München, Hörsaal S 002 Vorstandsmitglied Anne-Linda Amira Augustin wird in der Vorlesungsreihe „Basiswissen Islam “ am Institut für den Nahen und Mittleren Osten der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München über den Krieg im Jemen sprechen. Der Vortrag wird sich besonders der Entstehung der südjemenitischen Unabhängigkeitsbewegung, der […]

حلقة نقاشية: الجنوب واستحقاقات قادمة

يقف جنوب اليمن على مفترق طرق كثيرة وصعبة، فالأحداث والتطورات المتلاحقة منذ 2015، بشكلٍ عامٍ، والأحداث الأخيرة في عدن، بشكلٍ خاص، سيكون لها تداعياتها الكبيرة على المدى القريب والبعيد. وعلى ضوء هذه التطورات، ستبرز الكثير من القضايا والاشكاليات والتحديات الكبيرة، الداخلية والخارجية ، والتي قد تتضافر في خلخلة الأوضاع وتعزيز العوامل المؤدية إلى مزيد من […]

رحيل الصحفي الكبير فاروق محمد علي لقمان

فقدت الصحافة العربية اليوم واحد من أهم رموزها السامقين وهو الأستاذ الصحفي فاروق محمد علي لقمان عن عمر ناهز الأربعة والثمانين عاماً بعد حياة حافلة قضاها في بلاط صاحبة الجلالة سواء المحلية منها أو العربية، وفاروق هو ابن رائد التنوير الأول في اليمن المحامي محمد علي لقمان. وإذ يتقدم منتدى محمد علي لقمان للدراسات – […]

31st Exeter Gulf Conference: Zones of Theory in the Study of Yemen

From 1st to 2nd July 2019, the 31st Exeter Gulf Conference will return for the third time to Yemen, this time to reflect on the state of the academic field in light of the war in Yemen. The conference with the title “Zones of Theory in the Study of Yemen” will bring together researchers who […]

ندوة: السياسة الخارجية الروسية تجاه جنوب اليمن، الماضي، الحاضر والآفاق المستقبلية

برلين نَظّم منتدى محمد علي لقمان للدراسات – أوروبا يوم أمس محاضرة علمية في العاصمة الألمانية برلين تحت عنوان “السياسة الخارجية الروسية تجاه جنوب اليمن: الماضي، الحاضر، والآفاق المستقبلية”. هدفت المحاضرة إلى قراءة واستعراض ثلاث محاور رئيسية: العلاقات الوطيدة بين الاتحاد السوفيتي وجمهورية اليمن الديمقراطية الشعبية في الماضي، مبادرات الوساطة الدبلوماسية التي تقوم بها روسيا […]

Russia’s Foreign Policy towards South Yemen: Past, Present and Future Perspectives

The Academic Forum Muhammad Ali Luqman cordially invites you to a special public lecture with Dr. Noel Brehony Chairman of the British Yemeni Society & Author of “Yemen Divided: The Story of a Failed State in South Arabia” (2011) and Samuel Ramani PhD Candidate in International Relations at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford & […]

Publication of the Cultural Magazine Abyan

On March 28, 2019, the newly founded University of Abyan in Zinjibar published the first issue of the cultural magazine Abyan in the eponymous governorate. The magazine deals with literary, social, historical, cultural, and anthropological topics. This first edition contains the following topics: Preface by Prof. Dr. Mahmood Al-Maisari, head of the magazine and rector […]

Photo Exhibition and Presentation on South Yemeni Women

The South Arabian Women’s Association organizes together with the Association Friedensweg e.V. a photo exhibition about the life of South Yemeni women before and after Yemeni unity in 1990. The exhibition is hosted in the town of Marl. In addition to finger food, tea and coffee, Sanaa Mobarak, founding member of the Academic Forum Muhammad […]

SOUTH YEMEN: WOMEN ACTIVISTS INTENSIFY CALLS FOR INCLUSION IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS

[BRUSSELS – 8 MARCH 2019] On the eve of International Women’s Day, a group of women from across South Yemeni society led a panel discussion in Brussels on the role of women on the ground. The event was an important opportunity for EU policy makers, NGOs, media and the diaspora to hear about the historical […]

Women of South Yemen: Past, Present and the Future

The Academic Forum Muhammad Ali Luqman and Independent Diplomat cordially invite all to a special public panel discussion on “Women of South Yemen: Past, Present and the Future”. As we mark International Women’s Day, the panel discussion will explore the vital role South Yemeni women have played in their decade’s long struggle for peace, and the challenges ahead for […]

Paths of Resistance in the Middle East and North Africa

From January 31 to February 2, 2019, the 14th conference of the Italian Society of Middle Eastern Studies SeSaMO took place in Turin. The conference was themed “Paths of Resistance in the Middle East and North Africa”. Anne-Linda Amira Augustin presented her doctoral thesis on the topic “Intergenerational Resistance as an Everyday Form of Resistance […]

No country for anthropologists?

From 1 to 3 November 2018, Anne-Linda Amira Augustin represented the Forum at the international conference entitled “No country for anthropologists? Contemporary ethnographic research in the Middle East” at the University of Zurich. She spoke about the difficulties of conducting field research in South Yemen that have existed for years. Researchers of violent conflicts and […]

Connecting Resistances

From September 28 to October 1, 2018, the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and Alsharq e.V. hosted the conference “Connecting Resistances: Emancipatory Activism in West Asia, North Africa and Germany”. A total of 50 activists, journalists, and academics from different countries and areas came together to discuss local issues and the resulting resistances, as well as to […]

Modern Literature of South Yemen in the Course of Time

On June 19, 2018, Dr. Saeed Al-Gariri, Chairman of the Literati and Writers’ Association in al-Mukallah (Hadramaut) and former Professor of Literature and Literary Criticism at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Hadramaut (he has lived in the Netherlands since 2014), spoke at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the University of Leipzig […]

Memory, Social Stratification and Migration in Batawil’s Novels

On April 23, 2018, the “Literature Forum” in Berlin’s Brecht-Haus served as the venue of the Academic Forum Muhammad Ali Luqman’s inauguration and first public event. Abdulsalam Al-Rubaidi, literary scholar and doctoral candidate at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, presented Ammar Batawil’s (b. 1981) novels Salmin (2014) and Ekron 94 (2017). In the novel Salmin, Batawil tells […]

Articles and Literature

The Yemen War: Actors, Interests and the Prospects of Negotiations

The Yemen War: Actors, Interests and the Prospects of Negotiations The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung has convened experts from Europe, Germany, the United States, and Yemen to provide informed opinions about the conflict in Yemen and on the best way to advance peace among the warring parties. In addition to an analysis of different local, regional and international […]

The Importance of Reconsidering Ideas about South Yemen

The Importance of Reconsidering Ideas about South Yemen Statement by the Academic Forum Muhammad Ali Luqman 15 August 2019   The current events in South Yemen require a reconsideration of approaches toward and perceptions of this region in order to gain a more comprehensive understanding of what is happening on the ground. Until the developments […]

Jemen-Report: The Academic Forum Muhammad Ali Luqman

The Academic Forum seeks to give insight into historical, political, economic and cultural topics related to South Yemen, as well as to stimulate research interest in this increasingly significant region.