On November 3 Fawaz A. Gerges, professor of Middle Eastern Politics and International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, delivered the Asan Distinguished Speaker Series, titled “Arab Revolutions in the Making: Internal, Regional and International Implications” at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies.
Date/Time: Thursday, November 3, 2011/ 16:30–18:00
Venue: Auditorium, The Asan Institute for Policy Studies
Topic: “Arab Revolutions in the Making: Internal, Regional and International Implications”
Fawaz A. Gerges is a professor of Middle Eastern Politics and International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He also holds the Emirates Chair of the Contemporary Middle East and is the Director of the Middle East Centre at LSE. He has taught at Oxford, Harvard, and Columbia, and is a chairholder (the Christian A. Johnson Chair in Middle Eastern Studies and International Affairs) at Sarah Lawrence College, New York. He holds an M.Sc. from LSE and earned a Ph.D. from Oxford University.
Gerges is an author of two recently acclaimed books: Journey of the Jihadist: Inside Muslim Militancy (Harcourt Press, 2007), and The Far Enemy: Why Jihad Went Global (Cambridge University Press, 2005). The Washington Post selected The Far Enemy as one of the best 15 books published in the field. Journey of the Jihadist was on the best-selling list of Barnes and Nobles and Foreign Affairs Magazine for several months.
Gerges has given scores of interviews for various media outlets throughout the world, including ABC, CNN, BBC, PBS, CBS, NPR, CBC, Al Jazeera, and LBC. He has been a guest on The Charlie Rose Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Bill Moyers Journal, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, ABC Nightline, World News Tonight, Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC), This Week, Good Morning America and other prominent shows.