The Middle East Forum at the New School for Social Research hosts a special event with Prof. Immanuel Wallerstein and Prof. Rashid Khalidi on America and the Middle East. The two keynote presentations conclude a year long lecture series that featured new scholarship and novel approaches to the study of the region. The lectures will be followed by a panel discussion with Prof. Andrew Arato and Prof. Nancy Fraser (NSSR). This event is sponsored by the Department of Sociology, the Department of Political Science, and the Committee on Historical Studies. The event is open to the public.
Date: Saturday, May 5th 2007; Time: 4- 7 PM (I. Wallerstein 4PM; R. Khalidi 5PM).
Place: The New School for Social Research, 65 Fifth Ave. New York NY. Machinist Room (mezzanine floor). Organizers: Prof Oz Frankel & Prof Uri Ram. (contact RamU@newschool.edu).
Immanuel Wallerstein is a Senior Research Scholar at the Yale University Sociology Department. He writes in three domains of world-systems analysis: the historical development of the modern world-system; the contemporary crisis of the capitalist world-economy; the structures of knowledge. Books in each of these domains include The Modern World-System (3 vols.); Utopistics, or Historical Choices for the Twenty-first Century; and Unthinking Social Science: The Limits of Nineteenth-Century Paradigms.
Rashid Khalidi is the Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies and director of the Middle East Institute at Columbia University. Rashid Khalidi's research and teaching encompass the history of the modern Middle East with an emphasis on the emergence of national identity, and the involvement of external powers in the region. Among his books are The Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood, and Resurrecting Empire: Western Footprints and America's Perilous Path in the Middle East.
Professor Uri Ram
Department of Sociology
New School for Social Research
65 Fifth Avenue
New York, 10003
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