Event — New-York Historical Society

Lectures & Conversations: Ike’s Gamble: America’s Rise to Dominance in the Middle East

Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

When: Monday, October 31, 2016, 6:30 pm

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series

Featuring: Michael Doran, Moderator to be announced

Details: One of the pivotal moments in the history of United States policy in the Middle East—the Suez Crisis of 1956—represented a major turning point in President Eisenhower’s understanding of foreign relations in the region. Join policy expert Michael Doran as he discusses America’s relationship with Egypt, Israel, and European colonial powers during the Crisis and traces the rise of the United States’ considerable involvement in Middle Eastern affairs, which remains a crucial topic of debate in contemporary American politics.

Michael Doran is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute specializing in Middle East security issues. He is a former Middle East adviser in the White House and has served as deputy assistant secretary of defense. Moderator to be announced.

Cost: $38 (members $24)

Phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268, 9 am–5 pm daily.

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