Monday, November 27, 2017
12:00pm – 1:30pm
McKinney Conference Room
Craig Daigle will discuss a chapter of his latest book project, Camp David and the Remaking of the Middle East, which argues that the 1978 Camp David Accords, and subsequent Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty, were not simply an outgrowth of Arab-Israeli politics, but instead emerged out of a strategic realignment taking place from the Horn of Africa to Southwest Asia.
Daigle's talk will focus on how regional events in Africa, specifically the Ethiopian Revolution, Anwar Sadat’s growing feud with Libya’s Mu’ammar Qadhafi, and fear of regime change in Sudan, compelled Sadat to seek a peace agreement with Israel in 1978-1979.