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Chaos in the Middle East: Free Virtual Talk with Gilles Kepel

By: Holly Johnson | posted on: Jun 17, 2020

Date(s) - 06/17/2020
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

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Chaos in the Middle East: Free Virtual Talk with Gilles Kepel
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Leading French scholar Gilles Kepel and NY Times journalist Robert F. Worth discuss the Middle East in context of the TV show “The Bureau”.

Chaos in the Middle East

Conversation with Gilles Kepel

Moderated by Robert F. Worth

LIVE on Zoom and Facebook

Wednesday, June 17 at 12pm ET

In English

40 minutes with Q&A

Dive into the world of Middle East history and politics that paint the backdrop of the French television show The Bureau.

As Season 5 of the acclaimed spy series launches in the United States, Gilles Kepel, a leading French scholar of Middle East studies, joins us for a special talk separating fiction from reality.

In a conversation with New York Times journalist, Robert F. Worth, who was the paper’s Beirut bureau chief from 2007 to 2011, Kepel will present findings from his latest book Away from Chaos: The Middle East and the Challenge to the West.

Together, they will discuss the causes of tension in the Middle East and its current prospects in light of the COVID-19 crisis, while sharing their personal experiences and observations.

Free and open to all. A Zoom link will be sent to the RSVP list on the day of the event. Participants are invited to ask questions on Zoom and Facebook.

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Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to FIAF when you RSVP. Your gift makes programs like these possible and sustains FIAF during these unprecedented times.

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