KC Johnson

Roundtable Cultural Seminars: The Six-Day War and the Modern Middle East

I am from Higgins Beach, in Scarborough, Maine, six miles south of Portland. After spending five years as track announcer at Scarborough Downs, I left to study fulltime in graduate school, where my advisor was Akira Iriye. My B.A. (1988) and Ph.D. (1993) come from Harvard, my M.A. from the University of Chicago (1989). Before coming to CUNY, I taught at Arizona State and Williams; I also have served as a visiting professor at Harvard University and at Tel Aviv University, as Fulbright Distinguished Chair in the Humanities.


Session 1: Path to War

Session Two: Conflict

Session Three: Postwar Diplomacy

Session Four: The Peace Process

Session Five: Collapse of the Peace Process

Session Six: Looking Back & Ahead


Natan Aridan, Advocating for Israel (2017).

Shlomo Aronson, David Ben-Gurion and the Jewish Renaissance (2011).

Yehuda Avner, The Prime Ministers (2010).

Uri Bar-Joseph, The Angel (2016).

Warren Bass, Support Any Friend (2003).

Abraham Ben-Zvi and Aharon Klieman (eds.), Global Politics (2001).

Abraham Ben-Zvi, Lyndon B. Johnson and the Politics of Arms Sales to Israel (2004).

Elinor Burkett, Golda Meir (2008).

Avner Cohen, The Worst-Kept Secret (2010).

Moshe Dayan, Diary of the Sinai Campaign (1991).

Herbert Druks, Uncertain Alliance (2001).

Jesse Ferris, Nasser’s Gamble (2013).

George W. Gawrych, The Albatross of Decisive War (2000).

Peter Hahn, Caught in the Middle East (2004).

Eric Hammel, Six Days in June (1992).

Guy Laron, The Six Day War (2017).

Michael Oren, Six Days of War (2017, revised edition).

Asher Orkaby, Beyond the Arab Cold War (2016).

Ari Shavit, My Promised Land (2013).


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