Lebanon and its money as the gateway between the Middle East and the West will be the theme of a colloquium on Thurs., May 1 at the Tulane University A. B. Freeman School of Business. The second annual colloquium on “Historical Perspectives on the Modern Middle East” will be held in Room 131 of Goldring/Woldenberg Hall I from 5-7 p.m and is free and open to the public.
The event will feature scholarly presentations putting Lebanon in historical context to show the country"s importance in the modern Middle East, with particular emphasis on Lebanon"s role in trade and banking from Classical times to modern times. Presenters include Fred Naiden, assistant professor of history at UNC, Chapel Hill and Kenneth W. Harl, professor of history at Tulane, with comment and analysis by Paul A. Rahe, professor of history at Hillsdale College.
This event is being co-sponsored by the A.B Freeman School of Business and the Tulane Department of History, with funding from the William S. Paley Foundation.