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Age of Coexistence

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Date(s) - 02/14/2020
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

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The Commonwealth Club

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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

Ussama Makdisi, Ph.D., Visiting Professor of History, UC Berkeley; Author, Age of Coexistence: The Ecumenical Frame and the Making of the Modern Arab World.


In Conversation with Eddy Simonian, International Relations Graduate, University of San Francisco.

Ussama Makdisi, who was born in Washington, D.C., spent his early years in Lebanon and earned his Ph.D. at Princeton University. He will discuss his latest book, Age of Coexistence: The Ecumenical Frame and the Making of the Modern Arab World, which has been described as an easily accessible, provocative engagement with existing literature about sectarian, secular, colonialism and Arab nationalists. And, although headlines paint the Middle East as a collection of war-torn countries and extremist groups consumed by sectarian rage, Makdisi shows how people of different faiths have tried to build modern societies that transcend religious and sectarian differences.

Location: 110 The Embarcadero, Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium, San Francisco
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program, 1 p.m. book signing
MLF: Middle East
Program organizer: Celia Menczel
Notes: Part of the Middle East Forum’s series on the importance of interfaith understanding

All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable.

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