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History Behind the Headlines: The Gaza War and the Future of Palestine

Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies
image of bombed Gaza
150 Zell Miller Learning Center

Join us as our faculty provide a historical context on current crises in the news and answer questions on the history of events. History Behind the Headlines is not an academic debate or political event, but a talk of historical events which often help inform our understanding of todays news.

"History Behind the Headlines: The Gaza War and the Future of Palestine”

Free and open to the public. An FYO event. Pizza will be served.

Note: if all seats fill, the event will be closed to further attendees. We may not exceed seating capacity of the room.

Kevin Jones is Associate Professor of History and Director of Undergraduate Studies in History at the University of Georgia. 

His work on Iraqi cultural history and Middle Eastern labor history has appeared in Social History and his new book, The Dangers of Poetry: Culture, Politics, and Revolution in Iraq, was published by Stanford University Press in September 2020. The book traces the history of poetry, political protest, and public performance in modern Iraq and demonstrates the unique contribution of nationalist and communist poets to the cultural politics of anticolonialism and national liberation in the twentieth century. He is currently working on two new book projects, a transnational intellectual and cultural history of sectarianism and a political and social history of colonialism and democracy in the modern Middle East.

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