CERIS Graduation Ceremony 2022-2023

June 21 - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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CERIS Graduation Ceremony 2022-2023 will be held on Friday June 21st, 2024 at 6:00pm. On this occasion, Professor Gerges A. Fawaz will deliver a conference on the “America, Europe, China, Russia and the Middle East: Changing Geostrategic Alignments in the Middle East?”. Mr. 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. Professor Fawaz A. Gerges’ most recent books include: What Really Went Wrong: The West and the failure of democracy in the Middle East (Yale University Press, 2024), Making the Arab World: Nasser, Qutb, and the Clash that Shaped the Middle East (Princeton University Press, 2018), ISIS: A History (Princeton University Press, 2016), Contentious Politics in the Middle East: Popular Resistance and Marginalized Activism beyond the Arab Uprising (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015) and The New Middle East: Protest and Revolution in the Arab World (Cambridge University Press, January 2014). [read more]


June 21
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm