New York University’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis will host “Middle East Cities and War: Putting Iraq in Context” on Tues., April 18, 5-7 p.m. at NYU’s Kimball Hall Lounge, 246 Greene Street, First Floor (corner of Waverly Place and Greene Street). The panelists will include the following: Stephen Graham, Durham University (UK), who will speak about U.S. military technology and urban warfare; Helga Tawil Souri, an assistant professor in NYU’S Department of Culture and Communication, who will present work about West Bank checkpoints as economic and social centers; Adam Shatz of The Nation, who will talk about Hezbollah’s role in regional conflicts; and Zeynep Celik of the New Jersey School of Architecture, who will discuss Ottoman modernization projects in the context of empire. Oren Yifatchel of Israel’s Ben-Gurion University will serve as the panel’s moderator.
- WHAT: Panel Discussion-“Middle East Cities and War: Putting Iraq in Context”
- WHO: Stephen Graham, Durham University (UK); Helga Tawil Souri, NYU’s Department of Culture and Communication; Adam Shatz, The Nation; Zeynep Celik, the New Jersey School of Architecture; and Oren Yifatchel, Israel’s Ben-Gurion University (Moderator)
- WHEN: Tues., April 18, 5-7 p.m.
- WHERE: NYU’s Kimball Hall Lounge, 246 Greene Street, First Floor (corner of Waverly Place and Greene Street)
The event is free and open to the public. For more information the public may call 212 992 9650.
The event is co-sponsored by NYU’s Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies as well as its Departments of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and Culture and Communication.
Reporters interested in attending should contact James Devitt, Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.