Advisor: Rashid Khalidi
Seth Anziska is a doctoral candidate in International and Global History. His interests include US-Middle East relations, Israeli and Palestinian history, and modern Jewish politics. Seth’s dissertation, Camp David’s Shadow: The United States, Lebanon, and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, 1977–1988, examines the emergence of the Camp David Accords and the consequences for Israel, the Palestinians, and the wider Middle East. He has been awarded fellowships from the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations and the Wexner Foundation, and his article, “Reagan’s Cold War in the Middle East,” won second prize in the 2014 Cold War Essay Contest sponsored by the John A. Adams Center for Military History and Strategic Analysis at the Virginia Military Institute.
Seth received his M. Phil. in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and his BA in history, cum laude, from Columbia. He has been a visiting research fellow at the American University of Beirut and the London School of Economics. His writings have appeared in The New York Times, Foreign Policy, Ha’aretz, and the Pavilion of Lebanon at the 55th Venice Biennale. For more on his research, see this interview in Ibraaz, a critical forum on visual culture in North Africa and the Middle East.