Information about the Forum’s past and upcoming events:


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 […]


[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 […]