Please join the Carolina Seminar on Global and Modern Transnational History for a talk by Mark Farha on “The Contagion of Confessionalism in the Middle East: Historical Sources and Political Remedies.”
Farha obtained his doctoral degree from Harvard University in 2007 where he also served as a head teaching fellow with distinction. From 2008-2015, he served as assistant professor of government at the School of Foreign Service in Doha, Qatar. He is a fellow of the University of Bielefeld and was a senior associate member at St. Anthony’s College, Oxford in 2013. In 2015, he was appointed as an assistant professor of politics at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies where he teaches courses in Arabic on regional foreign policy, political economy of the Middle East and Arab political thought. His scholarly publications have focused on the origins of secularism and sectarianism in the Middle East and Lebanon in particular. He has given lectures in English, Arabic and German at universities such as Harvard, Columbia and UCLA, as well as Tuebingen, Cambridge, Zurich, Melbourne, Addis Abada, Singapore and Tokyo.
This talk is presented by the Carolina Seminar on Global and Modern Transnational History, and the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations.