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Bernard Lewis: Appreciating a Scholar of Consequence

Martin Kramer, Katherine Nouri Hughes, and Michael Doran

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July 24, 2018


Join us for a live webcast celebrating the life and scholarship of Bernard Lewis with three of his former students.

When he passed away in May, just twelve days shy of his 102nd birthday, Bernard Lewis -- the Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies, emeritus, at Princeton and inaugural recipient of The Washington Institute's Scholar-Statesman Award -- left behind a legacy of unparalleled scholarly consequence that crossed disciplines, centuries, continents, governments, and generations. To discuss his influence on the study, politics, and policy of the Middle East, the Institute is pleased to host a Policy Forum with three of his former students:

Martin Kramer, the Institute's Koret Visiting Fellow and founding president of Shalem College in Jerusalem.

Katherine Nouri Hughes, author of the highly acclaimed historical novel The Mapmaker's Daughter, which tells the story of the most powerful woman in the Ottoman Empire under Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent.

Michael Doran, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and former senior director on the National Security Council staff during the George W. Bush administration.

Watch a live webcast of this special event starting at 12:30 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.