Contested Past, Uncertain Future: Enemies and Neighbors in Palestine and Israel

CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St., Cambridge
Tue., Apr. 17, 2018, 4 – 6 p.m.

Contested Past, Uncertain Future: Enemies and Neighbors in Palestine and Israel

Dr. Ian Black is a visiting senior fellow at the Middle East Centre of the London School of Economics. He worked for the ‘Guardian’ newspaper from 1980-2016 as Middle East editor, Diplomatic editor, European editor and Jerusalem correspondent. He has also written for the ‘Economist’, the ‘Washington Post’ and the ‘Observer’ and is a regular broadcaster and commentator on Middle Eastern and international affairs. He won the Peace Through Media Award in 2010. He wrote ‘Zionism and the Arabs, 1936-1939’; ‘Israel’s Secret Wars’ (with Benny Morris); the introduction to ‘The Arab Spring: Revolution, Rebellion and a New World Order’; and contributed to the ‘Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa’. He has an MA in history and political science from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in government from LSE. He lives in London.

His new book, ‘Enemies and Neighbours: Arabs and Jews in Palestine and Israel, 1917-2017’, is published by Atlantic Monthly Press in the US. It was chosen as a book of the year for 2017 by ‘The Financial Times’, the ‘Economist’, the ‘Sunday Times’ and the ‘Guardian’. ‘The New York Times’ listed it as an “editors’ choice” in January 2018.

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Gazette Classification: Lecture, Social Sciences
Organization/Sponsor: CMES, Harvard University, and Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies, Tufts University
Speaker(s): Ian Black, Visiting senior fellow, Middle East Centre, London School of Economics; former Middle East editor of the ‘Guardian’ newspaper; author of ‘Enemies and Neighbors: Arabs and Jews in Palestine and Israel, 1917-2017’
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