September 20, 2016, 5:30pm
Studying Zionism in the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)
Presenter: Dr. Jonathan Gribetz (Princeton University)
Location: Stiteler Hall B-26, 208 South 37th Street, Philadelphia PA

Dr. Jonathan Gribetz, Princeton University, will speak about his current work on the history of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Research Center in Beirut. The book he is preparing on the subject is tentatively titled Reading Herzl in Beirut: The PLO's Research on Judaism and Israel.

About the Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Marc Gribetz is an assistant professor in the Department of Near Eastern Studies and in the Program in Judaic Studies. He teaches about the history of Zionism, Palestine, Israel, Jerusalem, and the Arab-Jewish encounter. His first book, Defining Neighbors: Religion, Race, and the Early Zionist-Arab Encounter (Princeton University Press, 2014), investigated the mutual perceptions of Zionists and Arabs in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, showing the prominent place of religious and racial categories in the ways in which these communities imagined and related to one another. 

Middle East Center and Jewish Studies Program