Middle East Expert to Speak at Yale
Author Michael Oren will present a lecture on Arab-Israeli relations at Yale University on Tuesday, December 10, at 4 p.m. in Room 101 of Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue.
An American who has lived in Israel for more than 25 years, Oren is author of the critically-acclaimed bestseller, “Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East” (Oxford University Press, 2002). He has published many scholarly articles on modern Middle East history and the Arab-Israeli conflict.
After completing his undergraduate studies at Columbia, Oren earned his Ph.D. from Princeton with a dissertation on the history of the Middle East. He has received fellowships from the U.S. Departments of State and Defense, and from the British and Canadian governments. In Israel, he has been a Lady Davis Fellow of Hebrew University and a Moshe Dayan Fellow at Tel-Aviv University. In addition, Oren served as an advisor on interfaith relations in the government of Yitzhak Rabin and was an advisor to the Israeli delegation to the United Nations.
He is a senior fellow and heads the Middle East History Project for the Shalem Center, a Jerusalem-based institute for Jewish social thought and public policy that was established in 1994.