April 2024 outstanding key lecture on Middle East by Professor Gerges A. Fawaz

CERIS outstanding key lecture on “War and Peacemaking in the Middle East: A Rupture in International Relations?” on April 2024 by professor Gerges A. Fawaz

We had the chance to attend an outstanding lecture by Professor Gerges A. Fawaz who gave us the keys to decipher the complexity of the Middle East and understand the new geopolitical configuration of the region and its implications for the future. Professor Gerges A. Fawaz delivered the lectures on “War and Peacemaking in the Middle East: A Rupture in International Relations?” on Friday April 12th, 2024 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday April 13th, 2024 from 9:30 to 12:30.

About the author

Fawaz A. Gerges is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and holder of the Emirates Professorship in Contemporary Middle East Studies. He was also the inaugural Director of the LSE Middle East Centre from 2010 until 2013. He earned a doctorate from Oxford University and M.Sc. from the London School of Economics. Gerges has taught at Oxford, Harvard, and Columbia, and was a research scholar at Princeton and the chairholder of the Christian A. Johnson Chair in Middle Eastern Studies and International Affairs at Sarah Lawrence College, New York. His special interests include Islam and the political process, social movements, including mainstream Islamist movements and jihadist groups (like the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda), Arab politics and Muslim politics in the 20th century, the international relations of the Middle East, the Arab-Israeli conflict, state and society in the Middle East, American foreign policy towards the Muslim world, the modern history of the Middle East, history of conflict, diplomacy and foreign policy, and historical sociology. Gerges’ upcoming book is The Hundred Years’ War for Control of the Middle East: From Sykes-Picot to the Deal of the Century (Princeton University Press (2021).