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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, 2008
2:00 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
(310) 825-1455
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