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Studying and Teaching the Encounter between the U.S. & the Middle East

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Tue, Apr 6, 2021

12:30 PM – 1:45 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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Please join the Fares Center on Tuesday April 6th for a joint event with the American University of Beirut (AUB).

Meeting ID: 982 9965 3519
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Lisa Anderson (F'74) is Special Lecturer and James T. Shotwell Professor of International Relations Emerita at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. Dr. Anderson served as President of the American University in Cairo for five years, from 2011-2016. She is Dean Emerita of the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia, where she led the school from 1997-2007. Dr. Anderson’s scholarly research has included work on state formation in the Middle East and North Africa; on regime change and democratization in developing countries; and on social science, academic research and public policy both in the United States and around the world.

Waleed Hazbun is Richard L. Chambers Professor of Middle Eastern Studies in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alabama where he teaches international relations and American foreign policy in the Middle East. He earned a PhD from MIT and previously taught at the American University of Beirut (AUB). His two ongoing research projects involve one that addresses the politics of insecurity and US policy in the Arab World, and a second that explores the global politics of airports and aviation in the Middle East.

Karim Makdisi (F' 96, 01) is an Associate Professor of International Politics and Director of the graduate program in Public Policy and International Affairs at The American University of Beirut (AUB). He is also an affiliated scholar in the critical securities research program at the Arab Council for the Social Sciences. Among others, he co-edited The Land of the Blue Helmets: United Nations in the Arab World (University of California Press, 2017 and is currently working on a book manuscript tentatively titled Constructing ‘Peace’ and Sovereignty: The UN, Lebanon and the 2006 War.

Malik Mufti is professor of political science at Tufts University, where he teaches courses on international relations as well as the politics of the Middle East. He is the author of Sovereign Creations: Pan-Arabism and Political Order in Syria and Iraq (1996), Daring and Caution in Turkish Strategic Culture: Republic at Sea (2009), and The Art of Jihad: Realism in Islamic Political Thought (2019). He is currently working on a book project on the encounter between Islam and America.

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