The Middle East in Fragments

The Middle East in Fragments

A colloquium with James L. Gelvin (UCLA) and Toby Jones (Rutgers)

Monday, April 24, 2017
2:00 PM
6275 Bunche Hall

Over a decade after the 2003 Iraq War and six years after the Arab uprisings, a new order in the Middle East is barely on the horizons. Rump states in West Asia and North Africa are cross-cut with regional and global power politics, while population displacement and dislocation continue apace. If there is a Middle East policy of the Trump administration, it is Nixonian: recognize and arm client powers. Our speakers will map out the overlapping conflicts of the region and tease out the dynamics for power politics and social change in the medium-term.

James L. Gelvin is Professor of History at UCLA and the author of, most recently, The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know (2015).

Toby Jones is Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University and the author of Desert Kingdom: How Oil and Water Forged Modern Saudi Arabia (2010) and Running Dry: Essays on Energy, Water, and Environmental Crisis (2015).

Cost : Free and open to the public.

(310) 825-1181

Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, UCLA Center for Social Theory and Comparative History