28 2023

The Six-Day War: The Breaking of the Middle East with Guy Laron

6:00PM - 7:30PM  

Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy | University of Toronto Campbell Conference Facility, 1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, ON M5S 3K7

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The Six-Day War: The Breaking of the Middle East with Guy Laron
Online & in-person | September 28, 2023, | 6:00PM - 7:30PM
This event will take place in-person in the Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto and online via Zoom.

One fateful week in June 1967 redrew the map of the Middle East. Many scholars have documented how the Six-Day War unfolded, but little has been done to explain why the conflict happened at all. In this talk, Guy Laron refutes the widely accepted belief that the war was merely the result of regional friction, revealing the crucial roles played by American and Soviet policies in the face of an encroaching global economic crisis, and restoring Syria’s often overlooked centrality to events leading up to the hostilities.

About the Speaker
Guy Laron is a senior lecturer at the international relations department, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Previously, he was a visiting assistant professor at Northwestern University, a visiting fellow at the University of Oxford, and a term fellow at the Wilson Center (2022-2023). He is the author of two books: "Origins of the Suez Crisis" and "The Six-Day War." His op-eds and stories have appeared in the Guardian, the Nation, History Today, Haaretz, Le Monde Diplomatique, and the American Prospect.

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