College of Arts and Sciences


  • Panel Focuses on Revolution and Counterrevolution in the Middle East

    September 16, 2011

    International Studies Professor Carmen Gitre is joined by Rutgers History Professor Toby Jones for a panel discussion on revolution and counterrevolution in the Middle East. Their presentation on October 12 centers on the history of revolution in Egypt and on the political implications of the current issues around oil and counterrevolution in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

    Professor Gitre joined the College of Arts and Sciences faculty this year. She focuses her scholarship on imperial history, modernity, and culture in the Middle East with particular emphasis on Egypt. Prior to joining the faculty, she taught at Rutgers University and was a graduate fellow in the Center for Historical Analysis.

    Professor Jones conducts research on the modern Middle East, particularly the political intersections between science, technology, the environment, knowledge production, and the state formation; war; and Islamism. He is author of Desert Kingdom: How Oil and Water Forged Modern Saudi Arabia (Harvard University Press, 2010).

    This panel discussion is sponsored by the Pigott McCone Chair in Humanities, History Professor H. Hazel Hahn.

    The presentation, which is free and open to the public, takes place at 3:45 p.m. on October 12, 2012, in Lemieux Library Room 122.

    The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college in Seattle University. In addition to offering students major and minor degrees in International Studies, the College has 33 undergraduate and 7 advanced degree programs. The College also administers the Global Awareness Program, a specialization available to students in any of the major in any college in the university.


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