Beyond Israel/Palestine: Turmoil in the Middle East


A Discussion with Professor Zackary Lockman
Beyond Israel/Palestine: Turmoil in the Middle East

Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Kimmel Room 907
60 Washington Square South


Join us on May 5 as we hear from Professor Zachary Lockman on the current situation in the Middle East, including the rise of democratic movements, the influence of global powers and competition over resources. He will also discuss the ways in which Israel and Palestine both influence and are affected by conflicts in the rest of the region.

Admission is free!

Zachary Lockman has taught modern Middle Eastern history at New York University since 1995. His most recent book is Field Notes: The Making of Middle East Studies in the United States. He is also the author of Contending Visions of the Middle East: The History and Politics of Orientalism (2004/2010); Comrades and Enemies: Arab and Jewish Workers in Palestine, 1906 – 1948 (1996); and (with Joel Beinin) Workers on the Nile: Nationalism, Communism, Islam, and the Egyptian Working Class, 1882 – 1954 (1987). He is a former president of the Middle East Studies Association, chairs the wing of MESA’s Committee on Academic Freedom that deals with North America, and is a contributing editor of Middle East Report.

Co-sponsored: Jewish Voice for Peace – New York City Chapter, Brooklyn for Peace, Rebuilding Alliance, SJP-NYU, SJP-The New School, UUJME/All Souls NYC Chapter, Westchester JVP



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