Amherst Association of Indiana

Williams Regional Association of Indiana cordially invites Amherst alumni, parents and their guests to join them for a reception and talk

Radicals, Revolutionaries and Reformers:
Rethinking the Arab Spring
Magnus Bernhardsson

Associate Professor of History at Williams College

Offices of LDI, Ltd
Lacy Building - 8th Floor
54 Monument Circle (SW corner of Market Street & Monument Circle)
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 237-5400

Thursday, May 3, 2012
6:00 p.m. Reception
6:45 p.m. Presentation and conversation

No charge. Light snacks, beer, wine and soft drinks will be served.

Please click here to register by April 27, 2012

Magnus Bernhardsson specializes in the modern Middle East, specifically the political and cultural history of Hashmite Iraq (1921-1958). After earning his B.A. degree in theology and political science at the University of Iceland, he came to the United States and completed a Masters Degree in Religion from Yale Divinity School in 1992.

After a year in Syria, studying Arabic, he returned to Yale and finished a Ph.D in Middle Eastern History in 1999. He is the author of several books and edited volumes including Reclaiming a Plundered Past. Archaeology and Nation Building in Modern Iraq (2005).

In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Professor Bernhardsson is the current Gaudino Scholar at Williams, charged with the task of embracing and shaping opportunities for experiential education and "uncomfortable learning," providing the community with chances to take intellectual risks and confront differences.

Questions? Contact Marc Johnson (Williams '81) at

Thu, 05/03/2012 - 18:00 to 22:00