Keynote by Prof. Peter John Sluglett
The organizers of the DAVO Congress 2016 are exceedingly proud to have Prof. Peter Sluglett as this year’s Keynote speaker for the 23rd International Congress of DAVO.
Peter Sluglett is internationally renowned for his expertise on the history of the modern Middle East, especially in (but not limited to) the fields of socio-economics and urban social development in the region of today’s Iraq, Syria and Lebanon and has published widely on these topics.
Prof. Peter Sluglett holds a B.A. from Cambridge University (1966) and obtained a Dr. Phil. from Oxford (1972). He taught at the University of Durham (1974 – 1993) and became Professor of Middle Eastern History at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City in 1994, where his research was primarily focused on the recession of political power of the Christians in Lebanon since the Ṭā’if Agreement. In 2011 Peter Sluglett became President of the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA). He also holds a position as visiting Professor at the Middle East Institute of the National University of Singapore.
Prof. Sluglett has published extensively and with invaluable insight on the Middle East. His work as a scholar of modern Middle East History makes him an outstanding member of the scientific community.
We are looking very much forward to his keynote at the International DAVO Congress 2016 “The Relentless Misery of Authoritarianism: Some Thoughts on the Arab World since 2011”