Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies

LECTURE: ROBERT VITALIS: ENDING OILCRAFT’S SPELL OVER US

ABSTRACT: In his forthcoming book Robert Vitalis takes apart an ideological construction that he calls “Oilcraft,” a set of deeply-held, pervasive beliefs about the world, together with the actions these vivid truths license—op eds and classified memoranda, documentaries, classroom lectures, naval patrols and calls at port, journal articles, podcasts, press conferences, and protests, to name …

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Lecture: Afro-Arab Relations: From the Common Struggle to the “New Scramble”

Lecture with Rawia Tawfik   Abstract: In the mid-twentieth century, Arab and African countries waged a common struggle against colonialism and racial segregation. Arabs supported the liberation of African colonies and the isolation of apartheid South Africa. In their turn, newly independent African countries showed solidarity with Arabs in their conflict against Israel. With international …

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