World Affairs Council Presents Bernard Lewis: "Memoirs of a Middle East Historian"

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
World Affairs Council of Philadelphia One South Broad Street, Suite 2M
Philadelphia, PA
United States

World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, in association with the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa, presents a memorable evening with Professor Bernard Lewis, internationally recognized as the greatest historian of the Middle East. Buntzie Ellis Churchill, former president of the World Affairs Council and his co-author, will talk with him about his lifetime of experiences from the secret service in World War II to the galvanizing changes now occurring in the Arab world.

Professor Lewis defined and articulated a perspective on the Middle East in 32 books, including two best sellers, What Went Wrong? and Crisis of Islam.

Professor Lewis will discuss his latest book, Notes on a Century: Memoirs of a Middle East Historian, a book that Dr. Henry Kissinger called "erudite, witty, and profound."

Program Schedule

  • 5:30 PM -- Registration and wine reception
  • 6 PM -- Program
  • 7 PM -- Book signing

Event Options

  • WAC Members: Reception, program, and book for $28 or Reception and Program only with a Lecture Pass
  • General Public: Reception, program, and book for $38
  • Full-time students with valid ID: Program only for $10

Learn more about this memoir at this NPR interview with Professor Lewis.

Event Type: 
Educational Events
Global Crisis and Conflict
Foreign Policy/Diplomacy