Benny Morris is a living legend, and part of the essential generation of Israel’s “New Historians.” Using previously unreleased archival information, Morris has been able to present startling understandings of what happened in Israel at critical junctures, such as at the founding of the state in 1948.
Please join us for a fascinating evening with this world-class scholar as he regales us with an evening of “true stories.”
Benny Morris, Ph.D. is one of Israel’s leading historians and public intellectuals. He was born in Israel in 1948 and received his doctorate at Cambridge University. He served in the IDF in infantry and paratroops. He was a journalist at The Jerusalem Post from 1978 to 1990 and was a professor of Middle East history at Ben-Gurion University from 1997 to 2017. From 2015 to 2018, he was a visiting Israel Studies professor at Georgetown University. He has taught as a visiting professor at Harvard University, Munich University, the University of Maryland and Dartmouth College, and was a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution. He has also published ten books on Middle East and European history, with a focus on the Arab-Zionist conflict and published articles in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Review of Books, The New Republic, The Guardian, Corriere della Sera, Liberation, Die Welt, and Haaretz.
Co-sponsored by Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, PSU Judaic Studies Program, and Benny & Peggy Cukier