France and Britain: Their Colonial Footprint in the Middle East


Thursday, April 1, 2021, 4:30pm to 6:00pm


Online (Zoom registration link below)

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar is pleased to present

Leila FawazLeila Fawaz
Issam M. Fares Professor of Lebanese and Eastern Mediterranean Studies at the Fletcher School and Department of History at Tufts University

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Please note that this event will begin at 4:30pm Eastern Daylight Time. If you live outside the US, please double-check the time difference.

(Note: this event was originally scheduled for March 4)

Leila Fawaz is the Issam M. Fares Professor of Lebanese and Eastern Mediterranean Studies at Tufts University. Her research interests span modern Middle Eastern history, specializing in Lebanon, Greater Syria, and the end of the Ottoman Empire. Among her publications are Merchants and Migrants in Nineteenth Century Beirut (Harvard University Press, 1983); An Occasion for War (University of California Press, 1994); Modernity and Culture (with C. A. Bayly, Columbia University Press, 2002); and A Land of Aching Hearts: the Middle East in the Great War (Harvard University Press, November 2014), selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2015.

In 2012, Professor Fawaz was awarded the title of Chevalier in the French National Order of the Legion of Honor. She also served as the founding director of the Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies at Tufts University and as president of Harvard University’s Board of Overseers. Fawaz is a Carnegie Scholar and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is currently researching the changing nature of collective memory and the evolving legacy of World War I in Lebanon and Syria. Fawaz received her Ph.D. in History from Harvard University.

Co-sponsors: Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Contact: Liz Flanagan