Middle Eastern studies expert Benny Morris will present "A New Look at the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and the Creation of the Palestinian Refugee Problem” at Northern Michigan University. His presentation begins at 7 p.m. Monday, April 8, at Reynolds Recital Hall. NMU's Jewish Student Union is sponsoring the event. Admission is $2 for community members and free for NMU students with a valid ID.
An internationally recognized public intellectual and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Morris' lecture will focus on the history of the 1948 Israeli War of Independence and origins of the Palestinian refugee problem. A Q&A with the audience is slated to follow the presentation.
Morris has published numerous scholarly books and articles about the history of the Middle East, as well as columns, op-eds and interviews in New York Review of Books, The New York Times, New Republic, Fathom: For a Deeper Understanding of Israel and the Region, and The Guardian.
This event has been made possible by funding from the Student Finance Committee (SFC), in cooperation with the Academic Engagement Network (AEN) and the Center for Academic and Intellectual Freedom (CAIF).