MEC Seminar: Palestine- The Reality
Film screening followed by discussion with the Director
Karl Sabbagh is a British-Palestinian writer and documentary maker. He was educated at King's College, Cambridge, and then joined the BBC as a documentary maker. After running a TV production company for 15 years, he turned to writing non-fiction books full-time. He has written twelve so far, of which two are about Palestine – Palestine: A Personal History, and Britain in Palestine. He lives in North Oxfordshire.
Avi Shlaim is an Emeritus Fellow of St Antony's College and a former Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford. He was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 2006. His main research interest is the Arab-Israeli conflict. He is author of Collusion across the Jordan: King Abdullah, the Zionist Movement, and the Partition of Palestine (1988); The Politics of Partition (1990 and 1998); War and Peace in the Middle East: A Concise History (1995); The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World (2000, second edition 2014); Lion of Jordan: King Hussein’s Life in War and Peace (2007); and Israel and Palestine: Reappraisals, Revisions, Refutations (2009). He is co-editor of The Cold War and the Middle East (1997); The War for Palestine: Rewriting the History of 1948 (2001, second edition 2007); and The 1967 Arab-Israeli War: Origins and Consequences (2012). Professor Shlaim is a frequent contributor to the newspapers and commentator on radio and television on Middle Eastern affairs.