The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies is pleased to announce that we are hosting the "Moshe Gershovich Memorial Symposium and Publication Workshop on Global North Africa and the Middle East" on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the UNO Community Engagement Center.
This symposium will honor the memory of the late Dr. Moshe Gershovich (1959 -2017) by hosting scholars from around the world who, like Moshe, are experts on Global North Africa and the Middle East. Dr. Moshe Gershovich, who was a Professor of History and Director of the Schwalb Center, was passionate about this region and was one of the top experts on Moroccan history.
Paying homage to his area of study, the public is invited to two keynote events at 12:30 P.M. and 7 P.M. Dr. Wilfrid Rollman will present the afternoon keynote at 12:30 P.M. on “North African Soldiers in French Service, 1914-1945: Recognizing and Reappraising the Work of Moshe Gershovich.” The evening keynote at 7 P.M. is entitled “” with Dr. William Lawrence.
Dr. Rollman is a Senior Lecturer at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University and a Visiting Professor at Harvard University and is currently completing the translation and critical study of an Arabic memoir on nineteenth and early 20th century Morocco. Dr. Lawrence is currently a Visiting Professor at the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University. He was a former State Department Senior Advisor for Global Engagement, International Crisis Group North Africa Director, and Control Risks Associate Director for Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Drs. Lawrence and Rollman were colleagues with Moshe Gershovich and will speak to his legacy.