Redrawing borders? The Middle East Between Past and Present


Monday, November 3, 2014, 12:00pm to 2:00pm


CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

Lorenzo Kamel
Visiting Post-doctoral Fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University

Lorenzo Kamel is an historian from Bologna University and a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Imperial perceptions of Palestine is the title of his forthcoming book, in press with I.B. Tauris. He is the author of three other books on Middle Eastern Affairs and about twenty articles on academic journals such as the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Peace and Change, Euroasian Studies, New Middle Eastern Studies, and Oriente Moderno. His last project, “Arab Spring and Peripheries”, is interested in examining how geographical and social “peripheries” have reacted to the dynamics currently at work in the MENA. A special issue on the topic, co-edited with Daniela Huber, will be published by Mediterranean Politics in late 2014. Lorenzo Kamel holds an MA in Israeli Society and Politics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a PhD in History from Bologna University, and spent extensive periods as a visiting scholar in Cairo (‘Ain Shams University), Ramallah (Birzeit University) and Ankara (Bilkent University).

Light lunch provided.

Contact: Sara Roy