The Naksa Fifty Years Later: New Sources, Questions and Approaches to the '67 War


  • Harvard University 33 Kirkland Street Cambridge, MA, 02138 United States

Conference presented by The Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

March 30-31, 2017

William James Hall, Lecture Hall B1, Lower Level, Harvard University,33 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the June 1967 War, this workshop seeks to explore new approaches to understand and rethink this pivotal and transformative moment in the history of the modern Middle East. At stake is the search for new sources that can shed light on the war and its long-term repercussions for Arab societies.

Organized by: William Granara, Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies; Professor of the Practice of Arabic on the Gordon Gray Endowment, and Khaled Fahmy, Shawwaf Visiting Professor in Modern Middle Eastern History; Professor of History, American University of Cairo.

Keynote speaker: Elias Khoury, Novelist, Lebanon

Other Speakers include: Betty Anderson, Boston University; Daniel Behar, Harvard University; Yoav di Capua, University of Texas, Austin; Khaled Fahmy, Harvard University, American University in Cairo; William Granara, Harvard University; Haci Osman Gunduz, Harvard University; Bassam Haddad, George Mason University; Hazem Kandil, Cambridge University (UK); Laila Parsons, McGill University; Derek Penslar, Harvard University; Sherene Seikaly, UC Santa Barbara

This event is open to the public; no registration required.

More Information: http://bit.ly/2mQ9A8eContact: Liz Flanagan