MEC Seminar: Palestine- The Reality

MEC Seminar: Palestine- The Reality

Friday, 9 February 2018 - 5:00pm
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Venue: 
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Speaker(s): 
Karl Sabbagh (the Director)
Avi Shlaim (St Antony’s)
Chair: 
Eugene Rogan (St Antony's College)
Series: 
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series

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.