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Age of Coexistence

Ussama Makdisi, who was born in Washington, D.C., spent his early years in Lebanon and earned his Ph.D. at Princeton University. He will discuss his latest book, Age of Coexistence: The Ecumenical Frame and the Making of the Modern Arab World, which has been described as an easily accessible, provocative engagement with existing literature about sectarian, secular, colonialism and Arab nationalists. And, although headlines paint the Middle East as a collection of war-torn countries and extremist groups consumed by sectarian rage, Makdisi shows how people of different faiths have tried to build modern societies that transcend religious and sectarian differences. 

MLF Organizer
Celia Menczel
Notes

MLF: Middle East 

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Fri, Feb 14 / 12:00 pm

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

Speakers
Ussama Makdisi
Ph.D., Visiting Professor of History, UC Berkeley; Author, Age of Coexistence: The Ecumenical Frame and the Making of the Modern Arab World
In Conversation with Eddy Simonian
International Relations Graduate, University of San Francisco
Format

11:30 a.m. check-in
noon program
1 p.m. book signing