University of Kentucky history professor Paul Thomas Chamberlin will analyze how the Palestine Liberation Organization burst onto the world stage between 1967 and 1975 and transformed the contours of the Arab-Israeli dispute. By casting itself as a national liberation movement and forging ties to other revolutionary groups around the Third World, the PLO won international attention and diplomatic support but ran headlong into U.S. and Israeli efforts to contain the revolutionary organization on the ground.
Chamberlin is the author of The Global Offensive: The United States, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and the Making of the Post-Cold War Order and is currently working on a history of the Cold War in the Third World.
The event is sponsored by Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Clements Center for History, Strategy & Statecraft, and the LBJ School of Public Affairs.
Location: Garrison Hall, Room 4.100 (GAR 4.100), University of Texas,