The New Cold War in the Middle East

Guest Lecture Series

31 ottobre 2019
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Venue:  Palazzo Prodi, via T.Gar 14 (Trento) - Room 001 
Time: 18:00 - 19:15

Guest Speaker:

Gerges Fawaz - Professor of international relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science where he also holds the Emirates Chair in Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies at LSE.

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Abstract:

Prof Gerges Fawaz will examine the current geopolitical situation of the Middle East focusing on the ongoing crisis between Syria and Turkey in the Kurdish area of the Middle East. Iran and Saudi Arabia recent clashes together with the Iraqi and Lebanese domestic unrests will be also examined. This analysis will consider the new international arena and its balance of power.

Fawaz A. Gerges is a Professor of international relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science where he also holds the Emirates Chair in Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies at LSE. He was the LSE’s inaugural Director of the Middle East Centre from 2010 until 2013. He has taught at Oxford, Harvard, and Columbia, and was a research scholar at Princeton and chairholder at Sarah Lawrence College, New York.
He is an author of several acclaimed books, including three newly-released – ISIS: A History (Princeton University Press, February 2016); The New Middle East: Social Protest and Revolution in the Arab World(Cambridge University Press, 2013).
His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Christian Science Monitor, International Herald Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, The Guardian; The Independent, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Newsweek, Middle East Journal, Survival, the Guardian, and many others.
Gerges has given hundreds of tv and radio interviews for top talk and news shows and programs on various media outlets throughout the world, including BBC, Sky, CNN, ABC, PBS, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, NPR, CBC.
New books:
Making the Arab World (Princeton University Press, April 2018)
- The Hundred-Year-War for Control of the Middle East: From Sykes-Pico to the Deal of the Century (Princeton University Press, April 2020).