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Revisiting the 1973 Arab-Israeli War: Revelations from the U.S. Archives

Tuesday 8th November 2011, 6.30-8pm. COL 2.01

 The Yom Kippur War remains a major source of tensionwithin the Middle East. A conflict that deprived Israel of its sense of invulnerability simultaneously undermined Arab unity andchallenged the United States to embark on new peacemaking initiatives. But what was the United States' role during the war, and how did it seek to influence the outcome of the conflict? Following the declassification of new documents and the publication of the Foreign Relations of the United Statesvolume on the 1973 October War, speakers will revisit the events of October 1973and shed light on the hitherto hidden responses of American policymakers.


Roham Alvandi

Dr. Roham Alvandi is a lecturer in the International History Department, LSE


Professor Nigel Ashton  is the head of the LSE International History Department.


Dr. Adam Howard is the Chief of the Middle East and Asia division at the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Historian. He has a Ph.D. in U.S. history and has compiled three Foreign Relations of the United States volumes, including the Jordan Crisis of 1970, the volume covering Henry Kissinger's shuttle diplomacy, and the negotiations leading to the 1978 Camp David Accords.


Keith Hamilton

Dr. Keith Hamilton works part-time as a consultant historian in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, where he formerly co-edited the series Documents on British Policy Overseas (DBPO). He had lead responsibility for the DBPO Series III volume, which inter alia covers British diplomacy during the fourth Arab-Israeli war.  





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