Speaker: Professor Fawaz A Gerges
Chair: Howard Davies
This event was recorded on 10 February 2010 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Today’s Middle East is broken. The crisis of prolonged authoritarianism and failed economic policies have caused chronic poverty, pervasive corruption and the rise of extremism in Arab societies. A wasted decade of war on terror has reinforced widely held perceptions that the West is waging a crusade against Islam and Muslims. Fawaz Gerges is a professor of Middle Eastern politics and international relations at LSE.
A Broken Middle East: a wasted decade of war on terror: Lecture by Professor Fawaz Gerges (mp3, approx 88 mins)
This lecture is also available as a video via LSE Public Lectures and Events.
What a wonderful lecture. So informed, clear, intelligent, honest, and straight-talking …
Why isn’t Fawaz running British, U.S., and EU foreign policy towards the Middle East and Maghreb I wonder.
Thank you LSE for making this available. You, we, are lucky to have such a figure, and a university facility of this quality and vision.