For release: October 26, 2009
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843
Middle East expert Dr. James L. Gelvin will give the annual Sesquicentennial Lecture
at the University of Memphis Monday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Fogelman Executive Center,
Room 136. He will discuss “The Global War on What, Exactly? Making Sense of Political
Dr. James L. Gelvin
A 6 p.m. reception and book-signing will precede the lecture. The event is free and
open to the public.
Gelvin is a professor of modern Middle East history at UCLA. He is a specialist on
the Arab-Israeli conflict, terrorism and political Islam.
The lecture is sponsored by the U of M Department of History and the Sesquicentennial
Fund. The Sesquicentennial Lecture Series began in the late 1980s with the bequest
to the department of a number of medallions made in honor of the 150th anniversary
of the founding of Memphis.
For more information, contact Dr. Kent F. Schull by phone at 901-678-2868 or via email