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Joel Beinin to lecture at Reed College



Joel Beinin, professor of Middle East History at Stanford University, will lecture on “The Politics of Knowledge and Belief about Contemporary Iraq.”


4:30 p.m., Thursday, February 16


Psychology Auditorium, Room 105, Reed College


Free and open to the public


For more information, the public is asked to visit the Reed events website at, call the Reed events line at 503/777-7755, or contact Reed associate professor of anthropology Paul Silverstein at 503/517-7606.

Joel Beinin is professor of Middle East History at Stanford University. In 2002, he served as president of the Middle East Studies Association of North America. Beinin’s research focuses primarily on modern social histories of Egypt, Israel, and Palestine, and his published work includes Workers and Peasants in the Modern Middle East (Cambridge University Press, 2001) and The Dispersion of Egyptian Jewry: Culture, Politics, and the Formation of a Modern Diaspora (University of California Press, 1998). Beinin received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1982.

The lecture is sponsored by Reed’s anthropology department.


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