NY Strand Books with Prof. Rashid Khalidi 30 March 7pm
The main public event to launch Dining with al-Qaeda in New York will be held at Strand Book Store, 7pm-8pm, on Tuesday, 30th March 2010. (See Strand calender here).
I’ll be discussing the book and its principal themes – including American media coverage of the Middle East, and perhaps modern-day Orientalism as well – with Professor Khalidi, the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University and the author of Sowing Crisis: The Cold War and American Dominance in the Middle East.
The event will also be broadcast live on STRAND TV.
STRAND BOOK STORE
828 Broadway (at 12th St.)
New York, NY. 10003-4805
Take the N R Q W 4 5 6 or L train to Union Square. Walk two blocks South to 12th street.
[Originally, Leslie H. Gelb, formerly of the Council on Foreign Relations and the New York Times, kindly agreed to discuss the book with me at this event — he has researched U.S. media coverage of before, during and after the invasion of Iraq, published here with Jeanne-Paloma Zelmati as ‘Mission Not Accomplished’ in the Summer 2009 edition of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. Unfortunately, Gelb has had to cancel in order to follow a course of medical treatment.]