A public lecture by Shimon Shamir, Tel Aviv University
Thursday, May 17, 2007
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
UCLA Faculty Center, Hacienda Room
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Shimon Shamir is Professor Emeritus of Middle Eastern Studies at Tel Aviv University and is currently the Nazarian Visiting Professor in Israel Studies in the Department of Political Science at UCLA. His research interests include Ottoman and modern history of the Middle East, Intellectuals and ideologies in the Arab world, Arab-Israeli relations, diplomacy and conflict resolution, and Palestinian society. He founded and headed three research centers at Tel Aviv University: the Shiloah Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies (now the Dayan Center); the Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research; and the Institute for Diplomacy and Regional Cooperation.
On the State level, Professor Shamir served as Israel's ambassador to Egypt (1988-1990) and first ambassador to Jordan (1995-1997). His publications include The Camp David Summit - What Went Wrong?: Americans, Israelis, And Palestinians Analyze The Failure Of The Boldest Attempt Ever To Resolve The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, ed., with Bruce Maddy-Weitzman (2005); Egypt from Monarchy to Republic : A Reassessment of Revolution and Change, ed. (1995); Self-Views in Historical Perspective in Egypt and Israel (1988); and Jews of Egypt : A Mediterranean Society in Modern Times, ed. (1987), among others.
Cost : Free
Peter Szanton, Center for Near Eastern Studies
(310) 825-1455 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, Political Science