Contested Past, Uncertain Future: Enemies and Neighbors in Palestine and Israel


Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies, Tufts University present

Ian BlackIan Black
Visiting senior fellow, Middle East Centre, London School of Economics;  former Middle East editor of the Guardian newspaper; author of Enemies and Neighbors: Arabs and Jews in Palestine and Israel, 1917-2017

Dr. Ian Black is a visiting senior fellow at the Middle East Centre of the London School of Economics. He worked for the Guardian newspaper from 1980-2016 as Middle East editor, Diplomatic editor, European editor and Jerusalem correspondent. He has also written for the Economist, the Washington Post and the Observer and is a regular broadcaster and commentator on Middle Eastern and international affairs. He won the Peace Through Media Award in 2010. He wrote Zionism and the Arabs, 1936-1939; Israel’s Secret Wars (with Benny Morris); the introduction to The Arab Spring: Revolution, Rebellion and a New World Order; and contributed to the Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa. He has an MA in history and political science from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in government from LSE. He lives in London.

His new book, Enemies and Neighbours: Arabs and Jews in Palestine and Israel, 1917-2017, is published by Atlantic Monthly Press in the US. It was chosen as a book of the year for 2017 by The Financial Times, the Economist, the Sunday Times and the Guardian. The New York Times listed it as an “editors’ choice” in January 2018.

Contact: Liz Flanagan