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School of History


7 May 2014

Time: 6:30pm
Venue: People's Palace 2 Lecture Theatre, People's Palace, QMUL

Dr Eugene Rogan will deliver the 2014 Islam and the West Lecture, entitled 'Islam Politics and the Great War'.

Eugene Rogan is a Fellow of the Middle East Centre at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. He took his B.A. in economics from Columbia, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Middle Eastern history from Harvard. He taught at Boston College and Sarah Lawrence College before taking up his post in Oxford in 1991, where he teaches the modern history of the Middle East. He is author of The Arabs: A History(Penguin, 2009), which has been translated in nine languages and was named one of the best books of 2009 by The Economist, The Financial Times, and The Atlantic Monthly.

His earlier works include Frontiers of the State in the Late Ottoman Empire (Cambridge University Press, 1999), for which he received the Albert Hourani Book Award of the Middle East Studies Association of North America and the Fuad Köprülü Prize of the Turkish Studies Association; The War for Palestine: Rewriting the History of 1948 (Cambridge University Press, 2001, second edition 2007, with Avi Shlaim), which has been published in Arabic, French, Turkish and Italian editions; and Outside In: On the Margins of the Modern Middle East (I.B. Tauris, 2002). His new book, The Great War in the Middle East, is due to be published in 2015.

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