Civil Wars in Lebanon and Syria – Michael Gasper

Dr. Gasper will give a guest lecture on “Civil Wars in Lebanon and Syria” in Dr. Hazbun’s PSC 449 International Relations in the Middle East class, Tuesday October 11, 11 am to 12:15 pm in TH 113.      Michael Gasper is Associate Professor of History at Occidental College in Los Angeles California. He is author of “The Power of Representation: Publics, Peasants and Islam in Egypt” (Stanford University Press, 2009) and co-editor of “Is there a Middle East: The Evolution of a Geopolitical Concept” (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2011). He is currently finishing a manuscript entitled “Identitarianism, State, and Sovereignty: Living Through the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990).”