America before Anti-Americanism: American Missionaries and the Failed Conversion of the Middle East
A public lecture by Ussama Makdisi, Rice University
Thursday, February 07, 20082:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bunche Hall 6275
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Ussama Makdisi is an Associate Professor of History and the first holder of the Arab-American Educational Foundation Chair of Arab Studies at Rice University. He is the author of The Culture of Sectarianism: Community, History, and Violence in Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Lebanon (2000) and of "Anti-Americanism in the Arab World: An Interpretation of Brief History" which appeared in the Journal of American History. He teaches on Arab and Ottoman history, comparative colonialism, American involvement in the Middle East, and the Arab-Israeli conflict.
This event is part of the lecture series on the Historiography of the Modern Middle East.
Cost : Free
PeterSzanton, Center for Near Eastern Studies