Iran and The Arab World

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Dr Eugene Rogan is the Director, Middle East Centre at Oxford University and Lecturer in the history of the modern Arab world and Fellow of St Anthony's College, Oxford. He will analyse and discuss the overlap between Iran and the Arab world.  In particular what the presidential elections in Iran might mean for the Arab world, looking at the Saudi-Iranian tensions, the conflict in Syria, and Hezbollah's role in Lebanon. 

Dr Eugene Rogan (Centre Director), Faculty Fellow and University Lecturer in the Modern History of the Middle East. His research focuses on the modern history of the Arab world from the sixteenth century to the present. He is author of The Arabs: A History, and Frontiers of the State in the Late Ottoman Empire: Transjordan, 1850-1921. He is editor of Outside In: On the margins of the modern Middle East; The War for Palestine: Rewriting the History of 1948 (with Avi Shlaim); Agriculture in Egypt from Pharaonic to Modern Times (with Alan Bowman); and Village, Steppe and State: The Social Origins of Modern Jordan (with Tariq Tell). He is editor of the new Cambridge University Press book series, The Contemporary Middle East. He is currently working on a new book entitled The Great War in the Middle East, 1914-1920, to be published in 2014.

This event will be chaired by Dai Havard MP -  APPG Chair

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