"The Cold War in the Middle East" Topic of Feb. 4 Gallatin Faculty Distinguished Lecture


Rashid Khalidi, the Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies in the Department of History and director of the Middle East Institute at Columbia University, will deliver a public lecture, “The Cold War in the Middle East,” on Mon., Feb. 4, 5 p.m., at the Cantor Film Center (36 East 8th Street). The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Gallatin School of Individualized Study’s Faculty Distinguished Lecture Series. RSVP to rp29@nyu.edu.

Khalidi has taught at the Lebanese University, the American University of Beirut, Georgetown University, and the University of Chicago and is past president of the Middle East Studies Association. Khalidi is the author of The Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood (2006); Resurrecting Empire: Western Footprints and America’s Perilous Path in the Middle East (2004); Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern National Consciousness (1997); Under Siege: PLO Decision-Making during the 1982 War (1986); and British Policy Towards Syria and Palestine, 1906-1914 (1980). He is co-editor of Palestine and the Gulf (1982) and The Origins of Arab Nationalism (1991). He has written more than 90 articles on aspects of Middle Eastern history.

Reporters interested in attending should contact James Devitt, Office of Public Aff 500

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