Happy New Year! To start the new year, our week 1 calendar features a jointly hosted (with Modern Languages and the IAS) guest talk by Prof. Wm. Roger Louis (Texas). Please contact Dr. Berny Sebe (B.C.Sebe@bham.ac.uk) for more info.
Professor Louis has recently published Ends of British Imperialism: the Scramble for Empire, Suez, and Decolonization (2006). He has written or edited more than thirty books including Imperialism at Bay (1977) and The British Empire in the Middle East (1984). His edited publications include The End of the Palestine Mandate (1986), The Transfers of Power in Africa (1988), Suez 1956 (1989), The Iraqi Revolution (1991), and Churchill (1993).
He is the past President of the American Historical Association and the present Director of the AHA’s National History Center. He is Editor-in-Chief of The Oxford History of the British Empire, and the former Chairman of the Historical Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of State, from which he resigned on principle in 2008.