Middle East Studies

Benjamin Gladstone '18 presents his research at the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) 2017 Conference

December 5, 2017

Benjamin-Gladstone, Amy-Newhall

MES Senior Benjamin Gladstone ’18 meets with MESA Executive Director, Amy W. Newhall at the MESA 2017 conference. 

Senior Benjamin Gladstone ’18, recently traveled to the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) 2017 Annual Meeting, held in Washington, D.C., where he presented his paper, ‘National Unity in Narrative Only: State and Activist Approaches to Narratives of National Unity in Jordan and Israel.’

In this study, he compared the narratives of national unity promoted by the Hashemite monarchy in Jordan and the Israeli state, identifying significant commonalities between the Jordanian state's approach to Palestinian citizens and the Israeli state's approach to Mizrahi and Sephardi Jewish citizens.

Congratulations to Ben for this opportunity to showcase his research amongst fellow students and noted scholars of the Middle East!